Application Information

Your application should be sent as a single pdf-file to the spokesperson.



Prof. Dr. Markus Schumacher

Physikalisches Institut
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3
79104 Freiburg

Tel: 0761-203-7612

Fax: 0761-203-5931




Christina Skorek
Physikalisches Institut
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3


Open PhD Student Positions

Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

Please enclose in your application

  • A cover letter stating your interests and motivation,
  • your curriculum vitae,
  • your degree certificates and study transcripts with a description of the grading scheme,
  • an abstract (maximum ½ page) of your diploma or masters thesis,
  • a list of your publications, if available,
  • addresses of two potential references and, if available, letters of recommendation,
  • a tangible proof of your fluency in English, if available.


Recruiting Procedure

Excellent candidates will be shortlisted and invited for a job interview in front of a selection committee. The job interview will include:

  • an oral scientific presentation (20 minutes) given by you on a subject of your choice,
  • an interview to gain a deeper understanding of your knowledge and motivation.


Based on the results of this interview, the selection committee will make a final decision on your enrollment in the PhD program.

For further information please contact the spokesperson of the research training group.


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