Open Positions

Topics for Master and Bachelor theses:

More information: Wolfgang Kuch, Tel. 838-52098, room no. 1.2.40, or e-mail

Positions for PhD students:

Currently there are no open positions available. However, funding may be obtained from scholarship programs (search country-specific DAAD scholarship database). See also "Stipendium Plus".

Postdoc positions:

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We are currently seeking applications for a Research Associate Position (german E13 salary), initially limited to three years starting from April 1st, 2017. In our workgroup we are investigating ultrathin magnetic films and layered systems, surfaces, nanostructures, and adsorbed molecules that may become relevant in a future spin-based electronics. Besides unconventional spin structures at surfaces, the focus is also on spin and magnetization dynamics. Experiments are carried out both by laboratory-based techniques as well as by using synchrotron radiation.

The duties linked to the position include research in the field of x-ray spectroscopy of magnetic materials, the active participation in the research initiative “ultrafast spin dynamics”, the planning and implementation of third-party-funded projects for the investigation of magnetic layers and molecular adsorbates by synchrotron radiation, as well as teaching at the physics department. The successful candidate is responsible for the preparation and organization of beamtimes at the Berlin synchrotron radiation source BESSY II or at other synchrotron radiation sources. Experimental methods employed are static and time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy, photoelectron emission spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy as well as standard methods from surface science. Aptitude provided, a german “habilitation” may be pursued.

A doctoral degree (PhD) in physics is required. Experience with x-ray absorption spectroscopy of magnetic layered systems or adsorbed molecules as well as magnetization dynamics is desired.

The Freie Universität is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with a disability are given preference in case of equal qualification.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kuch, e-mail:, Tel.: +49-30-838-52098.

Applications must include a complete CV, an abstract (max. one page) of the PhD thesis, list of publications, as well as names and addresses (postal and e-mail) of two or three persons willing to provide confidential letters of reference. Only complete applications will be considered. Send your applications by e-mail or postal mail to be received not later than Feb. 6, 2017 to:

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Experimentalphysik
AG Kuch
Attn.: Mrs. Marion Badow
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Germany)