For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza Tel.: +49 351 260 3524,
Dr. Thomas Herrmannsdörfer Tel.: +49 351 260 3320

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

29 April 2021

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 175/2020 (1107)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

PhD Student (m/f/d)

As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), a world-leading institution in high magnetic field research and technology and founding member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), invites applications as a PhD student (f/m/d).

This position will be available in the middle of the year 2021. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • The candidate (m/f/d) will be involved in comprehensive studies of quantum functional materials.

  • The candidate (m/f/d) will investigate magnetic properties of quantum-spin systems by means of advanced measurements techniques, such as X-ray magnetic scattering under extreme sample conditions.


  • Master degree in (experimental) physics is required while experience in experimental techniques at low temperatures and high magnetic fields is beneficial.

  • Knowledge on strongly correlated electron physics or quantum materials is advantageous.

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund
  • 30 Vacation Days per year
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.