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Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Institut für Experimentalphysik II

Order-No.: 714035 - PhD position 3 years 29,87 h/w

  • Online seit 16.07.2021
  • 210716-479504
  • 714035
  • Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter(in)


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

A PhD position is available at the Institute for Experimental Physics II „Reactive Plasmas“ at Ruhr-University Bochum in the frame of the BMBF-funded project „Carbon2Chem“.

The aim of the project is a reduction of oxygen impurities in gas streams consisting of hydrogen, methane, nitrogen and CO2 that are created in the steel making industry. In cooperation with a consortium of physicists, chemists and engineers, technological solutions of combining plasma conversion with surface catalysis are explored to create an energy and mass efficient  technology. The task of the PhD candidate is the operation of an FTIR diagnostic setup to monitor the vibrational excitation of the molecules in various plasma configurations. The project also involves modeling of chemical, plasma as well as a molecular aspects of the reaction system.

The research is an integral part of the Research Department “Plasmas with complex interaction”, a thematic priority of the Ruhr-University Bochum encompassing 200 researchers (m/f/d) in various plasma related disciplines ranging from electrical engineering, biology to experimental and theoretical physics. It is one of the largest academic plasma centers in Europe.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

The salary is according to TV-L 12/13 (29,87 h/w) and the position is limited to 36 months.

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates (m/f/d) with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

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Candidates (m/f/d) are requested to have a Master level in physics with outstanding quality and experience in plasma physics, diagnostics and technology. It is also expected that the candidates (m/f/d) are team players and can work well in interdisciplinary environments. Candidates (m/f/d) will guide master and bachelor students and are engaged in the teaching duties of the group.


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
start as soon as possible, temporary position for 36 months
TV-L 13 29,87 h/w
Freitag, 20. August 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut / Einrichtung
Institut für Experimentalphysik II
44780 Bochum, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Achim von Keudell


Herr Prof. Achim von Keudell



Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Institut für Experimentalphysik II


44780 Bochum