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PhD position in AdS / CFT duality (m/f/d)

Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light-Life-Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena's character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.


The Theoretical Physical Institute (TPI) of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena seeks to fill a


PhD position in AdS / CFT duality (m/f/d)



commencing on January 2022. We offer a part-time position (65%, 26 hours per week) initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension.


Job description:

The DFG Research Training Group (RTG) 2522 "Strong Dynamics and Criticality in Quantum and Gravitational Systems" jointly hosted at the Institutes for Theoretical Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and at Leipzig University offer 1 PhD position, available 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD student is expected to work with the principal investigator Martin Ammon on applications or quantum gravity aspects of the AdS/CFT duality.

The RTG 2522 offers a structured PhD program on the basis of a research program at the interface of quantum field theory and gravitational theory. Preferably, the candidate should have a strong background in quantum field theory and string theory and corresponding theoretical, mathematical, and computational methods.

Participating principal investigators of the RTG include M. Ammon, S. Bernuzzi, B. Brügmann, D. Cadamuro, H. Gies, S. Hollands, R. Meinel, B. Rosenow, R. Verch, and A. Wipf.

More information about the research program of RTG 2522 can be found on the website: http://RTG2522.gitpages.tpi.uni-jena.de/portfolio, see also https://www.physik.uni-jena.de/tpi (TPI Jena) and http://www.physik.uni-leipzig.de (ITP Leipzig).


Qualification requirements:

  • to qualify for the position, applicants must hold a Master's degree or a Diploma in Physics or Mathematics.


We offer:

  • an exciting field of activity with creative leeway
  • multidisciplinary research environment
  • attractive fringe benefits, e.g. Capital Assets, Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), occupational pensions (VBL)
  • university health promotion and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours
  • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 - depending on the candidate's personal qualifications-, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.

The RTG wants to promote women in science and is particularly looking forward to receiving applications by qualified female candidates. Severely handicapped people are given preference in case of equal qualifications, aptitude and professional qualifications.

Applicants should submit (preferably via E-mail and as a single PDF document) a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, a transcript of records, a certificate of the master's degree (or a statement concerning when it is due), and arrange for 2 reference letters.

Applications should be received by 20.11.2021 but will be considered until the position is filled.


Please send applications with the Reg. Nr. 357/2021 to:


Prof. Dr. Martin Ammon:

Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Max Wien Platz 1

D-07743 Jena, Germany

E-mail for Reference Letters: r


More Information: http://RTG2522.gitpages.tpi.uni-jena.de/portfolio

In the case of an application by letter we ask you to submit your documents only as copies, as those are properly destroyed after the application process. Please also note our application hints at: www.uni-jena.de/stellenmarkt_hinweis.html.                                                           

Since all application documents will be duly destroyed after the recruitment process, we ask you to submit only copies of your documents.

For further information for applicants, please also refer to www4.uni-jena.de/stellenmarkt_hinweis.html (in German)

Please also note the information on the collection of personal data at www4.uni jena.de/en/jobs_information_collecting_personal_data.html


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
Max Wien Platz 1
07743 - Jena


Prof. Dr. Martin Ammon


Ausschreibung vom: 22.09.2021
Bewerbungsende: 20.12.2021
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