16 Research Associates (PhD Students) in the DFG Research Training…

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  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago

University of Hamburg (UHH)


Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.04.2023, fixed for a period of three years (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 24.02.2023
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 67 % of standard work hours per week


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties

The DFG-funded Research Training Group NANOHYBRID (GRK 2536) includes 16 research projects in the fields of chemical synthesis, physical characterization, and theoretical modeling.

Within a strongly interdisciplinary approach, the members of the Research Training Group will develop innovative methods to tailor the shape and function of nanoscopic systems using modern concepts of inorganic, macromolecular, and theoretical chemistry. In addition, they will develop techniques for building-up macroscopic assemblies and oriented arrangements of the nanostructures. They will work on applications of those nanostructures in macroscopic functional devices. Key elements of the research projects are semiconducting and metallic building blocks, which shall be combined to anisotropic heterostructures. In parallel, the hybridstructures can be bridged by functional molecules to form two-dimensional networks, or will be arranged within three-dimensional polymeric or inorganic matrices. An essential characteristic of the research and training program is the strong interaction between experiment and theory, which will lead to a deep understanding of the collective properties of inorganic hybrid structures.

Further information on the conception of the Research Training Group are summarized at: www.grk-nanohybrid.uni-hamburg.de


A university degree in a relevant field.

A university degree in a relevant field, i.e., Chemistry, Physics, or Nanoscience.

For further information, please consult our website at www.grk-nanohybrid.uni-hamburg.de . Applicants shall firstly study the Research Training Group’s web page to familiarize with the specific research projects of the scientific program and the application procedure. (Please have a look to the subsection open positions)

We offer

  • Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • University pensions
  • Attractive location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance opportunities
  • Public transport pass (ProfiTicket) and much more
  • Health management
  • Educational leave
  • 30 days of vacation per annum

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Instructions for applying

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Application deadline

Send us your complete application documents (a prioritization of preferred research projects supported by a page motivation letter, curriculum vitae, master thesis or a draft, all degree certificates (bachelor and master), and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form  only.


If you experience technical problems, send an email to [email protected] .

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