PhD Student Position in Nuclear Astrophysics

Felsenkeller Lab Dresden , Germany

Published Wed, 07/28/2021 - 8:50 PM Expiration Sat, 10/02/2021 - 12:00 AM or until the posting is filled

PhD Student (f/m/d) Nuclear Astrophysics

As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Institute of Radiation Physics conducts research for states of matter under extreme conditions and in very small dimensions.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Nuclear Physics invites applications as PhD Student (f/m/d) Nuclear astrophysics.

The position will be available from 1 October 2021. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • Experimental study of radiative capture reactions at the Dresden Felsenkeller underground accelerator

  • Collaborate in construction and first commissioning of a gas target system for nuclear astrophysics

  • Development of round the clock operation for the Felsenkeller sputter ion source

  • Evaluation and preparation of measurement data
  • Present results at conferences and publish scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals


  • Master’s degree in physics

  • Expertise in experimental nuclear physics, radiation detectors and vacuum technology

  • Good programming skills

  • Independent working style, demanding high quality of your own work
  • Well-developed social and communicative skills
  • Very good English language skills (verbal and written) / Good German skills or be willing to learn German