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The DFG-funded International Research Training Group "Cold Controlled Ensembles of Atoms and Molecules" offers

1 PhD Position

Part-time position (75%), start date: 01.05.2018

The experimental project is aimed at studying quantum-state-controlled Penning collisions between lithium atoms and metastable helium atoms at low collision energies, e.g., to study the influence of electron-spin polarization on the reaction rate and to observe quantum resonance effects. For this, we use an experimental apparatus which consists of a metastable helium discharge source and a magneto-optical trap (MOT) for ultracold lithium atoms.

We are looking for excellent MSc graduates with a strong background in experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics or Physical Chemistry. Experience in the use of diode lasers and high-vacuum equipment is advantageous.

The PhD program, a collaboration with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, offers dual supervision by researchers from both universities and an extended stay at the UBC in Vancouver. No tuition fees.

Application should include following documents: a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of publications (if available), certificates of the university degree (with grades) and transcripts of record, master/diploma certificate (with grades) and the contact details of at least two referees.

The position is limited to 31.10.2019. The extention is desired. See further information at

The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.

Please send in a complete and convincing application with all relevant supporting documents, including the reference number 10711, by 28.02.2018 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
IRTG CoCo 2079
Physikalisches Institut
Zofia Malachowska
Hermann-Herder-Straße 3
79104 Freiburg
E-Mail (please one single pdf-file):

For further information, please contact Dr. Katrin Dulitz or E-mail

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Closing date: 28.02.2018
Closing date: 28 February 2018 Published on on date 24 January 2018
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