Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program


The Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc Program is the Cluster’s flagship collaborative research scheme which is intended to form a link between the two of the most agile research environments on topological condensed matter physics in the world–Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg together with its external research institute (Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research) and Technische Universität Dresden together with its external research institutes (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids).



Scope and Advantages

The Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc perform ground-breaking research in the area of topological quantum physics, either experimental or theoretical. They spend the first two years at one partner’s site (either in Dresden or in Würzburg) and the last one–at the other’s. Therefore, they directly benefit from interaction with the both complementary research environments. However, Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc enjoy a status of an independent researcher with an opportunity to run their own research group and/ or laboratory.




A position of a Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdoc is open to any outstanding researcher who has

    • a doctoral degree in physics (or a closely related discipline)
    • in-depth research experience in topological physics, quantum materials, and/or correlated-electron physics
    • experience in teaching and student supervision
    • international visibility and high research output documented by publications, conference contributions, and by broad cooperation activities
    • an excellent command of English (knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite)
    • provable ability to work independently and in a team



How to join

We are constantly looking for exceptional early career researchers of great promise who have recently been awarded the doctoral degree.

Applications including CV, list of publications, a brief research statement, and two references can be send as a single pdf file by email at jobs.ct.qmat@listserv.dfn.de. Applications from females are particularly welcome.



Currently Funded Hallwachs-Röntgen Postdocs

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