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2 PhD positions in the ERC Synergy Grant project "ThoriumNuclearClock"

18.04.2020 – 31.07.2020

To strengthen our experimental team in the context of the recently started ERC Synergy Grant project "ThoriumNuclearClock" we are offering 2 PhD positions:

1 PhD Position (TVL-E13, 65%, 3.5 years)

Understanding surface effects on the lifetime of 229mTh and characterization of a new experimental setup comprising a recoil ion source and a cryogenic Paul trap for laser-based 229mTh manipulation

1 PhD Position (TVL-E13, 65%, 3.5 years):

Preparation of Sr/Th sympathetic laser cooling and measurement of the ionic 229mTh lifetime

For an overall project information and more detailed thesis project descriptions please download the PDF attached below.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send us your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, last school certificate, university degree including grades, other qualification certificates like TOEFL if available, possible references) latest by May, 25 2020, via email to
indicating also your earliest possible entry date.