Postdoctoral Researchers/Ph.D. student positions in Theoretical Condensed Matter


Theoretical Physics IV (Prof. Hankiewicz’s group) at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg invites applications for postdoctoral and Ph.D. student positions starting in June 2021 or later. The research will be focused on modern problems of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics including topological states of matter, Weyl semimetals, quantum transport, unconventional superconductivity, electron hydrodynamics and quantum anomalies. CANDIDATES with EXPERIENCE in KELDYSH FORMALISM and its numerical applications are very encouraged to APPLY! The position will be funded as a part of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1170 ‘ToCoTronics’.

The Postdoctoral appointments will be for a period of two years with the possibility of extension to a third year upon positive evaluation. We are searching for highly motivated candidates with a strong background and expertise in theoretical condensed matter physics including but not limited to quantum transport in topological materials/superconductors and electron hydrodynamics. The salary level is determined according to the German public service pay scale TVÖD E13. For Ph.D. students, the average time of employment is 3+1 years, and the salary is half of TVÖD E13. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Theoretical Physics IV (Prof. Hankiewicz’s group) at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg is internationally known for its research in theoretical condensed matter physics including spintronics, quantum magnetism, superconductivity and quantum transport in topological materials. Moreover, it provides a stimulating international research environment with numerous scientific visitors each year, as well as by organizing workshops and conferences in areas relevant to this position. Moreover, the SFB 1170 allows for close collaboration with the theoretical as well as experimental condensed matter physics groups at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg. Finally, there exist strong ties to groups in Dresden working on related topics via the Cluster of Excellence “Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter” ct.qmat. For more information on the group, please visit the University of Würzburg.

For more information on the SFB 1170 and the Cluster of Excellence, please click here and here.

Questions about this specific position can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Ewelina Hankiewicz ( Applications are accepted by submitting the application documents (motivation letter, CV, list of publications, a research statement of max. 2 pages length, 2 recommendations) in PDF format to Prof. Dr. Ewelina Hankiewicz (

The deadline for the applications is 30 June 2021. However, the applications will be considered after this deadline until positions are filled.

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