The Graduiertenkolleg (Research Training Group) 1286 "Functional Metal-Semiconductor
Hybrid Systems" is a university training program that is financed by the University of
Hamburg and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Science Foundation (DFG).
It offers positions for excellent Ph. D. students.
All Ph. D. students work on topical issues of a coordinated research program within an
international oriented environment. Each student is embedded in a research group and
supervised by at least two professors or senior scientists who will help
to accomplish the Ph. D. project within three years.
We are always looking for highly qualified and motivated students with an excellent degree
(diploma, master or equivalent) in physics, informatics or mathematics who are interested to
work in the fields of electron transport, optics and scanning-probe methods
on nanostructured semiconductors, normal metals, ferromagnets, and superconductors.
Details on the research program can be
You are obliged to participate in the qualification program.
A good knowledge of the English language is required.
The position is limited to a period of two years and can be extended by a maximum of
one additional year. Starting dates are negotiable.
Please visit the
for general details concerning Graduiertenkollegs.
Your application in German or English must contain
- a cover letter indicating up to three preferred subject areas of the research program
(give reasons for your choice)
- a curriculum vitae
- copies of university certificates (including grades/marks)
- a brief summary of previous research experiences
- a list of publications
In case of electronic submission please combine your documents into a single pdf file.
Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the speaker.
The Universität Hamburg is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Please send your application to the speaker (see address below).
Do not send original documents. Application documents cannot be sent back to you.
Currently there is no open postdoctoral position.
Please send your application to the speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Merkt
Institut für Angewandte Physik und
Zentrum für Mikrostrukturforschung