PhD position

The Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM, University of Bremen) invites applications for a


PhD position

(Salary Scale TV-L 13, 66 %)


in the framework of the Research Training Group “Models of Gravity”, to be appointed April 1, 2018. The positions are limited up to three years.


ZARM is located at the campus of the University of Bremen, in the area of the “Technologie Park” in Bremen. The institute has an open and international atmosphere with numerous contacts all over the world. Daily working languages are both, German and English.


The Research Training Group “Models of Gravity” consists of gravity groups working at the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, Hannover, Copenhagen, as well as at the Jacobs University Bremen. We intend to obtain a better understanding of Einstein's General Relativity and of generalised theories of gravity as given by, e.g., string theory. These investigations are also related to observations. More information can be found on the website www.models-of-gravity.org


Responsibilities and Duties:

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in Gravitational Physics. They are expected to contribute to the teaching programme of the Research Training Group.


Employment conditions:

To qualify for the position, applicants must hold a qualifying university degree (diploma or master) in Physics, Mathematics or any other relevant discipline, with an above-average success in the present courses of studies. We expect high dedication and teamwork.


As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to disabled persons. German applicants with a migrant status are particularly invited to apply for these positions.


The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, § 2 (1) (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.



The application with a curriculum vitae, certifications, a description of the scientific interest, a conception of the own career, and, if applicable, a list of publications should be sent indicating the position number A 319/17 to

Dr. Eva Hackmann
Am Fallturm 2
D-28359 Bremen

or by email as one single pdf document to

Also two letters of reference should be sent. Closing date is December 29th, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.