Institut für Angewandte Physik

PhD position in modelling of thin film growth in Tübingen/Germany

In the group "Computational Nanoscience" (Prof. Martin Oettel) we are looking for a motivated PhD student to work on modelling of thin film growth with anisotropic particles using simulations and dynamic density functional theory.

The position is part of a joint DAAD-CAPES project between the experimental group of Prof. Frank Schreiber (Tübingen) working on thin film growth for organic electronics and the theoretical groups of Prof. Fabio Reis (U Federal Fluminense, Brazil) and Prof. Oettel. The candidate is expected to work closely with all partners, this involves an extended research stay in Brazil.

Salary is according to 50% TV-L 13 (German  public service salary scale) for 3 years, starting at a gross amount of 2100 Euro/month for the first year with the usual benefits.

Prospective candidates are required to hold a Master's degree in physics and should have a proven interest in computational and theoretical aspects of statistical physics.

Please send your application (letter of motivation and CV) as one composite pdf-file to Prof. Martin Oettel (, and arrange for one recommendation letter by email as well.

(Feb 8, 2023) We will accept applications until the position is filled. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and individuals with disabilities.