Research Associatefor the Project “Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe”Cryogenic Low-Background Detectors University of Hamburg Mathematics,Informatics and Natura lSciences,Department of Physics,Institute of Experimental Physics Germany

Research associatefor the project “Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe”Cryogenic low-background detectors

-Salary Level 13TV-L-

The position in accordance with Section28subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG)commences on 1September2019or earlier.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordancewithSection2 of the academic fixed-term labor con-tract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term isfixed for a period of 3 years. The position calls for 26 hours per week.


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates mayalso pur-sue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific duties:The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research tounderstand mass andgrav-ity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includeslead-ing scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at UniversitätHamburg and DESY.

The successful candidate will participate in the development of new detection schemes for light dark matter searches (so-called WISPs, axions etc.). The emphasis will be on the design and im-plementation of a SQUID read-out system. Contributions can be related to the concrete optimi-zation for large ambient magnetic fields, noise-reduction, and integration in the experiment.

Doctoral research associates will become membersof the Quantum Universe research school (QURS) and through this receive offers for academic training, soft skills, and career planning. In addition, they will receive individual budgets, meant to enable them to attend summer schools, conferences or other educational and supporting measures. Additional travel money for project-specific duties will be made available via the hosting research groups. Doctoral research associ-ates may actively participate in the organization of the Cluster via an early career council.


A university degreein a relevant field.The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in ac-cordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the ap-plication process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. DieterHorns(+49 40 8998-2202or consult our website at

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of degree certifi-cate(s),and twoletters of recommendation.

Please sendapplications by 1 June 2019 applications are considered until the position is filled.

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Anydocuments sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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