We are pleased to announce an opening for a post-doctoral fellowship 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 the subject of organic-spintronics supported by an ERC-Synergy Grant on Organic Spintronics.  The appointment involves research in the group of Prof. Dr. Jairo Sinova and the newly founded Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center (SPICE) in direct collaboration with the experimental research partners of the ERC-Synergy Grant at U. of Cambridge, U. of London, and Hitachi-Cambridge.

The position incorporates opportunities within SPICE to lead interdisciplinary research in new directions in organic-spintronics and to organize workshops and working groups within the center. The Sinova group conducts research in a broad range of topics related to spin phenomena and theoretical condensed matter physics.

Excellent theoretical expertise in condensed matter and materials theory is required. Candidates with experience in organic physics, ab-initio and transport studies, 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 and must have completed a PhD program in theoretical physics. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal contingent upon mutual agreement for subsequent years with a maximum of four years.

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 three letters of recommendation to sinova-group@uni-mainz.de. When sending applications please refer to in the subject line “ERC organic-spintronics postdoctoral 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