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 the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Physics - Department of Theoretical Physics III (Prof. Dr. Stefan Buhmann), the following position is available as soon as possible:

Research Assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H, fixed-term and part-time position (currently 30 hours per week)

Closes: 15.07.2022
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 35139

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.

The position is initially limited for 36 months until 31.12.2025 as the latest as part of the project "Collaborative Research Centre 1319 Extreme Light for the Analysis and Control of Molecular Chirality (ELCH)" in accordance with § 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG. The possibility of a doctorate is given.


  • Research within the above-mentioned Collaborative Research Projekt 1319, subproject Photon-induced chiral interactions for the detection and separation of enantiomers


  • Completed scientific university degree in physics (diploma, Master or equivalent) with at least good success. The required degree must be available by the recruitment date at the latest.
  • Scientific profile including Master's thesis in Theoretical Physics.
  • Demonstrated prior knowledge in at least one of the following areas: quantum optics, quantum electrodynamics, atomic and molecular physics, open quantum systems

Advantageous are:

  • Experience in working with the Green tensor for the electromagnetic field
  • Prior knowledge of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics, resonance energy transfer, dispersion forces, chiral molecules, or Rydberg physics
  • Knowledge of Mathematica
  • Thorough and independent working style
  • A high degree of organizational and communication skills as well as team spirit
  • Interest in collaborating with experimental research groups
  • Teaching skills in German and English

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Buhmann, Tel.: +49 561 804-4407.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions). Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen@uni-kassel.de, quoting the applicable reference number.
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