The TU Darmstadt announces a position in the group of Professor Dr. Thomas Aumann at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in the Physics Department as

Research Associate – 67 %

to be filled as soon as possible. The contract duration is limited to June 30th, 2021 and is foreseen to be prolonged.

The Institute of Nuclear Physics at TU Darmstadt consists of 14 academic groups and approximately 250 people carrying out research in the areas of theoretical and experimental nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics, as well as laser- and plasma physics, and is one of the largest university-based nuclear-physics institutes worldwide.

Information on the group of Prof. Aumann and their research programs can be found at

About the Project
The project is embedded in our research program aiming for the extraction of experimental constraints of properties of neutron-rich nuclear matter. These properties are largely unknown but of fundamental importance for the understanding of the physics of neutron-rich nuclei and their reactions, as well as for the understanding of dense astrophysical objects such as neutron stars. The experimental program will focus on an accurate measurement of the neutron-skin thickness in neutron-rich tin isotopes, and on the search and characterization of short-range nucleon-nucleon correlations in neutron-rich carbon isotopes. The experiments will be carried out within an international collaboration at the R3B (Reactions with Relativistic Radioactive Beams) experimental facility at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The project will include the construction and/or preparation of radiation detectors for the mentioned experiments, as well as experimental data analysis and simulation using modern computational tools. The incumbent will be given the opportunity to submit the work carried out within this project as doctoral thesis.

If you find above projects exciting, and if you have a Master Degree in Physics as well as undergraduate-level experience in experimental nuclear physics we are looking forward to your application.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt).

Please send your application via email to the acting institute director Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Pietralla ( Your application stating the opening reference number should contain a letter of motivation, a CV, your M.Sc. record and certificate (a status record of your grades in case your final examination is pending).
In case you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Professor Dr. Thomas Aumann (

Code No. 372

Published on

July 24, 2020

Application deadline

August 31, 2020