We are hiring for 01.10.2024!

Five more PhD positions in quantum science within the DFG-funded International Research Training Group GRK 2676 ‘Imaging quantum systems (IQS): photons, molecules, materials’.

The school has been established between the universities of Rostock in Germany, and Ottawa and Calgary in Canada, with the possibility to obtain a co-tutelle PhD. In their applications, interested candidates shall select three potential PhD projects provided in the projects section. Selection of the successful candidates will consist of a two-step process: an initial selection of candidates who will be invited for interviews, followed by a final selection of the fellows, each working on an individual project. The employment contract is limited to three years. Formally each position is a "Research Assistant (EG 13 75% TV-L pay scheme, qualification as PhD)". Application deadline: April 30, 2024. The link to the official call for applications will be posted here early this year.


  • Research within the IRTG IQS on a specific science project
  • 6-12 Months visit to one of the Canadian partner institutions


  • Very good university degree (Diploma/Master or equivalent) in Quantum Science or related subject (physics, engineering etc)
  • Good knowledge of experimental/theoretical quantum science
  • Willingness to work towards further scientific qualification is required
  • Willingness to work in a team is essential
  • Very good English language skills

We offer:

  • A multi-facetted, diverse and challenging occupation in a university that is rich in tradition but at the same time innovative, modern and family-friendly, being situated in a lively city at the Baltic Sea
  • Employment relationship according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L)
  • A salary according to 13 TV-L if the personal and tariff prerequisites are fulfilled
  • Part-time employment
  • 30 days annual vacation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dual PhD degree via co-tutelle agreement possible
  • Various offers for health promotion and for the compatibility of family and work, e.g. through our family office or our health management URgesund
  • Variety of training opportunities, including language courses, IT courses, seminars for professional development
  • Discounted participation in the extensive range of university sports

Please, see the offical call for details on the application procedure and legal issues. 


For further questions, please, contact us under:

Institute of Physics: Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheel,  +49(0)381 4986920
Staff service: Kati Barth, +49(0)381 4981312