The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

In Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Technological Physics (Prof. Dr. Johann Peter Reithmaier), to fill the following position as soon as possible

Research Assistant (EG 13 TV-H), full-time, temporary employment

Closes: 01.02.2022
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 34708

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ.

In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form addressed to: The President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or via mail to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel.de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

This is a fixed term-position for 3 years with a possibility of extending the contract to 30.09.2026 (Qualifikationsstelle gem. § 65 HHG i. V. mit § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 2 WissZeitVG). Acquisition of habilitation is possible and desirable.

Your Tasks:

  • Assistance in research and teaching in the field of technological physics
  • Support of the head of the department for formal and specific matters concerning project applications, implementation and reporting
  • Acquiring own research resources, setting up and running a research group (2-6 doctoral students)
  • Own teaching, which is within the subject area of the department, as well as substitution for the head of the department
  • Self-contained research work that should include one or more of the following topics:
    o Preparation, characterization and application of epitaxially grown low-dimensional III-V semiconductor heterostructures;
    o Realization and investigation of novel optoelectronic devices or device concepts based on nanostructured III-V semi-conductors;
    o Realization and investigation of semiconductor hybrid systems, e.g. of the monolithic integration of III-V materials on Si.


  • Graduate degree in physics, nanosciences or equivalent studies completed with very good mark
  • PhD in the field of experimental physics, nanosciences and equivalent disciplines with a very good mark. The required degree must be received no later than the date of hire
  • Knowledge in the field of solid-state physics, nanostructure sciences and a general understanding of technological problems
  • Ability to think analytically; independent, thorough and cooperative working style
  • Ability to express both in German and in English in speaking and writing

Of advantage will be:

  • At least one-year postdoctoral research on one of the above research topics
  • Relevant experience in the field of molecular beam epitaxy of Group III-V or Group IV compound semiconductors

For the work, a new double chamber molecular beam epitaxy system for Si/Ge and III-V compound semiconductors and related analytic systems for material and device characterization are available.

An elaborated exposé and a letter of recommendation must be submitted by the applicants.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Johann Peter Reithmaier, Tel.: +49 561 804-4430, E-Mail: jpreith(at)ina.uni-kassel.de.

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