We are pleased to announce the opening of 2 PhD positions in theoretical condensed matter in the Institute of Physics of the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz starting in the Fall of 2014 or later working on spintronics supported by an SFB-SPIN+X. The appointment involves research in the group of Prof. Dr. Jairo Sinova and the newly founded SPIN+X SFB in direct collaboration with the experimental and theoretical research partners in Mainz and in the Technical University Kaiserslautern.

The position incorporates opportunities within SPICE, the newly founded Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center, to lead interdisciplinary research. The Sinova group conducts research in a broad range of topics related to spin phenomena and theoretical condensed matter physics.

A background in theoretical techniques in condensed matter and materials theory is required. Candidates with interest and/or experience in magnetization dynamics, ab-initio calculations, and/or spin-transport physics will be highly suited for this opportunity.

Further information can be found on the website http://www.sinova-group.physik.uni-mainz.de/ and http://www.spice.uni-mainz.de/. The prospective group member must hold a MSc or equivalent diploma in physics or equivalent diploma.

Johannes Gutenberg Univeristät Mainz is an equal opportunity, affirmative actions employer in compliance with German disability laws. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and at least two letters of recommendation to sinova-group@uni-mainz.de.

When sending applications please refer to in the subject line “SPIN+X PhD position application”.

Prof. Dr. Jairo Sinova
Institute of Physics
Staudinger Weg 7
55128 Mainz

E-mail: sinova-group@uni-mainz.de
Phone (office): +49-6131-39-23340