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Time Span 01 Mar 2019 for 3 years
Application Deadline 06 Feb 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects X-ray Physics
Description In the Department of Physics as of 1st March 2019 in the X-ray Physics Group a part time (50%)

PhD position (m/f)
(salary category 13 TV-L)

is to be filled for 3 years. The confirmation period is subject to the provisions of the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher Education.

The successful candidate will participate in the project “Dynamics of protein solutions at the liquid-liquid phase separation”.

About the project:
The aim of the project is to investigate the dynamics of protein solutions approaching the liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS). Typical time constants of motion shall be measured during the LLPS as well as heterogeneous phenomena such as aging and avalanche shall be quantified. Experiments will be performed using dynamic light scattering and coherent X-rays (XPCS) at modern synchrotron storage rings.

The tasks include
• performing experiments in the area of protein dynamics
• analyse data and perform model calculations
• the teaching obligation is 2 hours per semester week

The position is intended to facilitate your academic or artistic qualification, specifically a German doctorate (PhD equivalent). You will have the opportunity within the framework of your tasks.

Die Universität Siegen strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an. Entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen werden um ihre Bewerbung gebeten.

Bewerbungen geeigneter Schwerbehinderter sind erwünscht.

Bewerbungen geeigneter Schwerbehinderter sind erwünscht.

Auskunft erteilt Herr Prof. Dr. Christian Gutt (Tel: 0271/740-3741)

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugniskopien, ggf. Referenzen etc.) richten Sie bitte bis zum 6. Februar 2019 unter Angabe der Ausschreibungskennziffer 2018/IV/Physik/WM/208 an Herrn Universitätsprofessor Dr. Christian Gutt, Universität Siegen, Fakultät IV, Department Physik, 57068 Siegen.

Requirements Employment requirements:
You have
• a diploma or master’s degree in Physics (or related subjects) with an excellent final mark
• interest in performing challenging experiments
• a good background in solid state physics
• experience in using scientific programming languages (MATLAB, Python or C++ or similar).

In addition
• english skills
• the ability to do team-work in an international scientific collaboration
• Experience with the development of scientific instruments.
Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
More Information


Universität Siegen • Physik
Prof. Dr. Christian Gutt
Walter Flex Strasse 3
57072 Siegen

Phone: 0271 740 3741