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Academic staff member

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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Offer Description

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.


Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography and Geosciences / Department of Chemistry / Research Groups Chemistry / Heavy Ions Reactions of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Academic staff member

Full time (100 %)

The position is integrated in a project for the investigation of the atomic and nuclear structure of actinides and transactinides by laser spectroscopy. This comprises technical and methodological developments of the employed experimental setups as well as carrying out experiments at the JGU as well as at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum in Darmstadt, Germany.

Your tasks:

The successful candidate will have the following tasks

  • Scientific development and optimization of laser spectroscopic methods for the research of exotic nuclides in the region of the heaviest elements
  • participation in experiments to investigate actinides and transactinides using Resonance ionization laser spectroscopy in gas cells and gas jets
  • operation, improvement, and optimization of customized laser systems (dye- and solid-state lasers, pulsed and cw) for the research on radio nuclides
  • presenting scientific results in publications and talks
  • preparing scientific reports and funding applications
  • participation in supervising bachelor-, master- and PhD students
  • supporting teaching in the faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Geography und Geosciences


Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Your profile:

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • A successfully completed university degree
  • A doctorate in atomic or nuclear physics
  • Post-graduation full-time work experience of at least 2.5 years
  • Experience with operating laser systems (dye- and solid-state lasers, pulsed and cw)
  • Experience with software for experiment control and data analysis are desirable.
  • Good communication skills in English (both verbal and written)
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Additional Information


What we have to offer:

  • A challenging and varied position in a qualified team and comprehensive additional benefits, in particular, annual bonus payment, participation in a pension programme for the public sector through VBL
  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements
Selection process

Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application [cover letter, resume, references, list of publications, preferably via the „Apply now“ button by February 28, 2023.

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Additional comments

The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L. The position is limited to a period of 2 years.

The position serves the purpose of academic qualification (postdoc).

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.

We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.


For questions and further information please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Block by e-mail:

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