registration number: fb13-0027-wmz-2023


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


2 years


Volume of employment:

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Department of Physics, group of Semiconductor Spectroscopy, Prof. Dr. Marina Gerhard is currently accepting applications for a

Qualification position for the acquisition of further scientific competencies (Postdoc)

The position is offered for a period of 2 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is fulltime with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 100 %).

 The Semiconductor Spectroscopy junior research group studies the optical properties and excitation dynamics of organic and hybrid semiconductors and heterostructures, with particular interest in exciton dynamics, exciton transport mechanisms, and processes at internal interfaces. Our group is involved in two DFG-funded collaborative projects (SFB 1083, FOR 2824), resulting in close collaboration with experts in the field of materials preparation and theory. Especially for young scientists this network offers a wide range of opportunities for collaboration inside and outside the university. In addition, the University of Marburg offers an excellent range of programs (e.g. MARA) for individual career development during the qualification phase.


  • scientific services in research and teaching
  • support for the establishment of a new spectroscopy laboratory
  • supervision of PhD candidates and students
  • participation in scientific publications and applications for external funding
  • representation of the research group towards collaboration partners and at international conferences

 The position will be filled by a temporary contract that is limited to the period which is necessary to gain further scientific expertise (such as the preparation for a subsequent qualification period, broadening of teaching experience and publication of scientific results). Within the entrusted tasks the opportunity for independent scientific work to obtain further personal qualification is given. The limitation of the contract complies to § 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG.


  • completed scientific university studies (diploma, master or comparable) in physics or a comparable discipline and a doctoral degree with a very good track of records
  • expert in at least one of these experimental methods: Time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy, other methods of short pulse spectroscopy or (optical) spectroscopy at low temperatures
  • relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • experience in teaching
  • very good proficiency in English
  • knowledge of the programming language Python is of advantage

 Disposition to own scientific qualification is expected.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr. Marina Gerhard

+49 6421-28 24303


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application documents in a single PDF file until 19.02.2023 to and refer to the above-mentioned job advertisement ID.

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