Job opportunities

Open call:

This is an open call for applications for postdoctoral postions (PDoc) and positions for doctoral students (PhD) within the CRC-projects described on our website and the research groups within CRC GAUS at the participating universities.

  • Technische Universität Darmstadt:
    Jan Bruinier, Yingkun Li, Sabrina Pauli, Timo Richarz, Nils Scheithauer, Torsten Wedhorn
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt:
    Katharina Hübner, Alex Küronya, Martin Möller, Jakob Stix, Martin Ulirsch, Annette Werner
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg:
    Gebhard Böckle, Judith Ludwig, Georg Oberdieck, Alexander Schmidt, Otmar Venjakob
  • Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz:
    Tom Bachmann, Manuel Blickle, Duco van Straten, Georg Tamme
  • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:
    Eva Viehmann

For postdoctoral positions we are seeking candidates holding a very good PhD by the start date of the appointment in one of the areas relevant to a particular project or research group. Qualified candidates will have a strong research record and the promise of continuing a high level of research activity.

For doctoral student positions we are seeking highly qualified candidates holding an MSc. or equivalent degree with a background suitable for one of the projects.

The CRC GAUS provides an excellent infrastructure for training and research in an internationally visible and active network, together with mentoring programs and funding for summer schools and conference visits. We offer support for international students and postdocs. The positions will be based at the universities of the project leader(s) of the relevant projects. Many of the projects are based at more than one university.

We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We encourage potential candidates from underrepresented and/or historically excluded groups to apply. We are committed to increase the proportion of women in research. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

Payment is based on the German TVL-13 scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining laws are fulfilled.

How to apply:

We are interested to receive the following documents with your application for

  • PhD:  cover letter (indicating your personal research interests, preferred projects as in CRC-projects, preferred advisor + locations), curriculum vitae, master thesis (or preliminary version) or equivalent, transcript of records, the name of two references who could be asked for a letter of recommendation.
  • Postdoc: cover letter (indicating your motivation to work within GAUS, preferred projects as in CRC-projects, preferred postdoc supervisor + locations), curriculum vitae, research statement, publication list, one letter of recommendation and two more references who could be asked for letters of recommendation.

Note: Specific job openings at GAUS locations linked to from this website may have specific requirements for the application  documents. Please check the respective external website for details.

Please send your complete application documents via email in one pdf (max 5MB) addressed to the spokesperson of the CRC Jakob Stix to

Should you have any questions regarding the application procedure, feel free to contact 
  • Jakob Stix (spokesperson):  for general questions
  • Torsten Wedhorn (spokesperson of the integrated research training group):  for questions concerning the training of doctoral researchers
  • Judith Ludwig (equal opportunity officer): for questions regarding equal opportunity

By submitting your application, you agree that your data may be stored and processed for the purpose of filling the vacancy.

  • Are there deadlines?
    No, there are no deadlines. This is an open call with applications to be evaluated by the PIs of GAUS on a regular basis.
  • Are there job openings in specific projects?
    Maybe unexpectedly, this is not a well defined question. Job openings can be decided by the PIs of GAUS depending upon applications of a suitable candidate.