University Professor (m/f) for Experimental Atomic Physics

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Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
30 April, 2014


The Faculty of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU)
Staudingerweg 7
Mainz 55128
49° 59' 26.016" N, 8° 14' 6" E

The Faculty of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU) and the PRISMA Cluster of
Excellence invite applications for an appointment at the level of

University Professor (m/f)
for Experimental Atomic Physics
(salary class W 2; LBesG)

starting from winter semester 2014/15 and limited to six years.
Following the temporary employment, a permanent faculty appointment is

PRISMA (“Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of
Matter”) is focussed on the key questions concerning the fundamental
constituents of matter and their implications for the physics of the
Universe. PRISMA is supported by several high-profile research groups in
the areas of particle, astro-particle, hadron and atomic physics at the
University of Mainz and the associated Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM)

We seek to appoint an outstanding researcher in the field of
experimental quantum physics with ions and/or atoms. Participation in
the scientific activities of the QUANTUM group and the Cluster of
Excellence PRISMA is expected. Possible research topics include the
simulation of quantum systems, precision measurements of and with
quantum systems for fundamental physics and quantum sensors, as well as
quantum metrology. An active role in the conception of externally funded
and/or collaborative projects is expected.
The appointment requires participation in teaching activities at the
Institute of Physics. We expect that candidates have the necessary
educational commitment. The state of Rhineland–Palatinate and the
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz support a concept of intensive
tutoring and expects a high rate of presence at the university.

Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public
services law and the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate. In
addition to a PhD in physics a first rate research record must be proven.

The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is committed to increasing the
proportion of women in the scientific field and therefore encourages
women to apply.

Disabled persons with suitable qualifications will be considered

Please send your written application, including all documents necessary
to establish that the employment requirements are met (CV, grades and
certificates, statement of previous teaching activities and publication
list) and up to three key publications, in electronic form only. Please
upload a single PDF file at by 30
April 2014. The application should be addressed to

Dean of Faculty 08 – Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
(dekanat [at] phmi [dot] uni-mainz [dot] de)

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