Vacancy No. 1073/2018

Postdoc Positions in Theoretical Particle Physics (f/m)


Job description

TTP consists of three faculty members (K. Melnikov, U. Nierste and M. Steinhauser), seven postdoctoral fellows and several graduate students. Current interests of the members of the Institute include hadron and lepton collider physics, Higgs boson physics, perturbative QCD, flavor physics, weak interactions, top quark physics, physics beyond the Standard Model and development and application of advanced computational methods in perturbative Quantum Field Theory.

TTP is part of the KIT Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology that also includes the Institute for Theoretical Physics whose members are involved in research in collider physics and quantum field theory and the Institute for Experimental Particle Physics whose members participate in the CMS experiment at CERN and the Belle II experiment at KEK. Several groups at KIT are involved in astroparticle physics research. Further information about particle physics in Karlsruhe can be found at and

Personal qualification

A successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics and experience with some of the research topics listed above. Applications by qualified women are particularly encouraged. As a certified family-friendly university (familienfreundliche Hochschule), KIT offers part-time employment, leaves for family-related reasons, dual career options, and individual coaching for family-work balance. In case of equal qualification, a preference will be given to handicapped applicants.


Salary category E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP)

Starting date

October 1st 2019 or earlier

Contract duration

limited to two years with the possibility of extension up to one year

Application up to

December 9th, 2018

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinhauser, phone +49 721/608-47149.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1073/2018 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Mr Münch
phone: +49 721 608-42099,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of female and male employees. Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.