Research Associate for the Project “Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe”Topological and Conformal Field Theory
University of Hamburg Department of Mathematics,Algebra and Number Theory

Research Associate for the Project “Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe”Topological and Conformal Field Theory

-Salary Level 13TV-L –


The position in accordance with Section28subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG)commences on 1September2019or later.


This is a fixed-term contract in accordancewithSection2 of the academic fixed-term labor con-tract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term isfixed for a period of 3 years. The position calls for 26 hours per week.



Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates mayalso pur-sue independent research and further academic qualifications.


Specific duties:

The Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Universe” performs research to understand mass andgrav-ity at the interface between quantum physics and cosmology. The research team includeslead-ing scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at UniversitätHamburg and DESY.


The successful candidate is expected to contribute to theclustersubproject on 2d/3d duality and holography. The successful candidate has a background which allows her/him to successfully interact with researchers in the mathematics and in the physics department.


Doctoral research associates will become members of the Quantum Universe research school (QURS) and through this receive offers for academic training, soft skills, and career planning. In addition, they will receive individual budgets, meant to enable them to attend summerschools, conferences or other educational and supporting measures. Additional travelmoneyfor project-specific duties will be made available via the hosting research groups. Doctoral research associ-ates may actively participate in the organization of the Cluster via an early career council.


Universität Hamburg has been certified.audit familiengerechte hochschuleRequirements:A university degree in a relevant field.


The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in ac-cordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).


Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the ap-plication process.


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ingo Runkel (+49 4042838-5172 or consultour website at


Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of degree certifi-cate(s), and twoletters of recommendation.Please sendapplications by31May2019to:ingo.runkel@uni-hamburg.deand applications will beconsid-ered until the position is filled.


Please do not submit original documents as we are notable to return them. Any documents sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded



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