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Research Associate for the Project “Higher structures, moduli spaces and integrability” § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. They may also pursue doctoral studies outside of working duties.

In addition to research, associates will be expected to actively participate in the scientific events of the research center and in their organisation. The position does not involve teaching duties but there will be opportunities to teach based on voluntary commitment.

Within the collaborative research center "Higher structures, moduli spaces and integrability" we advertise several PhD positions for a duration of three years to start in 2024.

The research center is a joint initiative of the departments of Mathematics and Physics of the University Hamburg, DESY Hamburg, and the Technical University of Munich. It will provide a vibrant and focused research environment in the three core areas "higher structures and (topological) quantum field theories", "integrability of non-perturbative effects in quantum field and string theories" and "deformations and asymptotics of moduli spaces".

In your application, please indicate possibilities for collaboration with the potential supervising PIs, see https://www.sfb1624.uni-hamburg.de/news/open-positions.html for details.

We especially encourage interested female scientists to apply. In addition to university-wide measures improving work-life balance, the collaborative research center includes a variety of equal opportunity initiatives, such as a special exchange and visiting program for female scientists to support scientific exchange and network building.

Research associates will become members of the Research School of the Excellence Cluster Quantum Universe at Hamburg University. The Research School provides academic and soft skills training, as well as career planning support. In addition, the collaborative research center will provide individual budgets to enable the attendance of summer schools and conferences, as well as a mentoring program


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

Strong background in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics in a field relevant to one or more projects in the research center.

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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