Nonlinear response to probe vitrification


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PhD Position in theoretical physics

at the University of Konstanz



J O B   O F F E R  No.  2013 / 169


The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research”, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.


In the Department of Theoretical Physics - Soft-Condensed Matter Theory group - at the University of Konstanz is to be filled as soon as possible and for a period of 36 months one



PhD Position

(Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 75 %)



We are looking for motivated candidates with interest in novel areas of nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, specifically the Nonlinear Rheology of dense liquids.


We develop first-principles approaches for the dynamics of complex liquids flowing in microfluidic channels. The effect of confining walls on the internal dynamics is studied, both numerically and analytically. Molecular-dynamics computer simulations, performed in the group, will provide tests for the theoretical approaches. Open questions concern the transfer of previously developed theoretical methods from the bulk to channels, and the description of inhomogeneous strain responses under applied external forces / stresses. Besides performing theoretical development, the PhD candidate is expected to work together with experimental groups in the DFG research unit FOR 1394 “Nonlinear response to probe vitrification”.

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The successful candidate will hold a Masters / Diploma degree in physics or a related science, and have first experience with numerical methods in physics and excellent knowledge in statistical physics. She / he should be highly motivated and is expected to participate in teaching undergraduate students to the usual extent.


The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4895).


The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.


The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.


The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained  from: .


Please send your application including reference number 2013 / 169 to the address below (mail or e-mail), preferably until 15 October 2013 to Prof. Dr. Matthias Fuchs, Department of Physics,        post office box M 671, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany or by e-mail: .



PhD Positions: Job Openings

Unless otherwise noted, all openings refer to 75% positions according to German salary scale TV-L E13, and are hosted at the named institutions. Depending on the project, they refer to either experimental, computer-simulation, or theory work.