We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international level and have special interest in modern methods and X-ray sources for investigating molecular structure- and function-building processes in soft matter. Applicants will be expected to interact with the existing research groups in soft matter science (physics and chemistry) at JGU and at the MPI-P. In addition, they are expected to participate in the state-funded toplevel research areas Mainz Institute of Multiscale Modeling (M3ODEL) and TopDyn – Topology and Dynamics as well as in the recently established Research Training Group GRK 2516 Control of structure formation in soft matter at and through interfaces. It is also possible to work with other research centers such as the Max Planck Graduate Center with the Johannes Gutenberg University (MPGC).
The successful candidate will initially be responsible for the X-Ray Scattering Laboratory at the MPI-P and develop an independent research profile in experimental soft matter at the MPI-P and at JGU. After a positive tenure evaluation, the position will be converted to a tenured professorship at JGU.
The successful applicant is expected to teach in the programs offered by the Institute of Physics, in particular in the field of experimental physics. Applicants are therefore expected to have the necessary commitment and didactic skills. The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and Johannes Gutenberg University are committed to close personal mentoring of students and therefore expect a strong presence of teaching staff at the university. A team-oriented and cooperative work attitude, strong communication skills and the willingness to assume responsibility – including further professional development in accordance with JGU’s leadership guidelines – is therefore expected.
Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the relevant higher education state laws (§§ 54, 55 Hochschulgesetz). The successful applicant will initially be appointed as civil servant for a period of three years at JGU. He or she is then given academic leave of absence and will be assigned to the MPI-P. After a successful interim evaluation, the employment contract and the assignment is usually extended for another three years. After this period, the position will be converted to a tenured professorship (W 2, LBesG) at JGU, provided the holder of the position meets the relevant regulations of higher education law (final evaluation procedure) as well as the general legal requirements.
Additional Salary Information: W1 with tenure-track to a W2 position LBesG
About Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is internationally renowned and connected in research, teaching, and learning. With around 31,000 students from over 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. The Physics department closely collaborates with other research institutions on campus like the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) or the Max Planck Graduate Center with the Johannes Gutenberg University (MPGC) or the Helmholtz Institute Mainz.
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