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PhD student “Theory of materials’ properties” (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 Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research seeks to fill the position of a


PhD student "Theory of materials' properties" (m/f/d)


commencing on or before 01 November 2021. As a member of the Junior Research Group "Theory and simulations of stimuli-responsive inorganic/hybrid materials" the PhD candidate will investigate the response of thermodynamic properties of materials to the external stimuli temperature and pressure using machine-learning based approaches.


Your responsibilities:

  • Conduct a scientific research project that combines computational chemistry with machine learning to predict thermodynamic properties of materials
  • Publish results in scientific journals and at international conferences
  • Collaborate with peers and supervise students at the undergraduate level
  • Work on an own scientific qualification project (PhD)

Your profile:

  • An excellent master's degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline
  • Experience in Computational Chemistry
  • Experience in machine learning would be desirable
  • The ability to collaborate in an international and diverse team is essential
  • Communication skills in English are required


We offer:

  • Access to state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, contacts to collaboration partners at EU's leading large-scale research facilities
  • Flexible working hours (flexitime and, if applicable, teleworking)
  • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
  • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office 'JUniFamilie' and flexible childcare ('JUniKinder)
  • 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 advertised position is limited to a maximum of 3 years.

This is a part-time position with 50% of the working hours of a full-time employee (20 hours per week).

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application, preferably by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 362/2021 by 31 October 2021 to:

Dr. Eva von Domaros
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena, Germany

or by email to:


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 www.uni-jena.de/Job portal (in German).

Please also note the information on the collection of personal data at


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research
Löbdergraben 32
07743 - Jena




Ausschreibung vom: 05.10.2021
Bewerbungsende: 31.10.2021
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