PhD Position in Physics

Georg-August-University Goettingen

The 1st Institute of Physics at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen invites applications for a

PhD Position in the field of condensed matter physics (f/m/d)
(Salary group 13 TV-L, 75 %, 29.85 hours per week)

The position is available in the research group of  Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitz. In the project you will investigate organic semiconductors with local spectroscopic methods (scanning near-field microscopy (SNOM)). The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.

What we offer:
Within the advertised position, you will learn how to manufacture organic semiconducting thin films and characterize them with charge transport measurements and local spectroscopic methods. We operate state-of-the-art near-field microscopy, both at room and cryogenic temperature.
If you like an international, interdisciplinary, flexible and motivating environment with ample possibilities for own career development, mentoring and career support you will enjoy working in our group. As PhD student you will be enrolled in the Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS), a structured PhD program.

What we are looking for:
You have completed your scientific university studies with a master’s degree in the field of physics, with above-average grades and ideally have very good knowledge in condensed matter physics, nanofabrication or spectroscopy or ideally near-field microscopy.

Further information:
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in the field. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Please submit your application as a single pdf-file with the usual documents (motivation letter, CV, university degrees and transcripts, names of two senior researchers who agreed to provide reference letters for you) until June 1st, 2024 by email to
For more information about our research please consult . For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitz (
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