Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2 PhD Positions (Doktorandenstellen) in Reactive Plasmas SFB1316

Online seit
22.12.2017 - 10:17
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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities in Germany. 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.

Two PhD positions are available at the Institute for Experimental Physics II „Reactive Plasmas“ at Ruhr-University Bochum in the frame of our newly established Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) SFB1316 “Transient atmospheric plasmas - from plasmas to liquids to solids”.

The topics of the two PhD positions are:

  • Excitation transfer between molecules in transient atmospheric pressure plasmas and its impact on plasma chemistry (TP A3)
  • Self-organisation of sub-μm surface structures stimulated by microplasma generated reactive species and short-pulsed laser irradiation (TP B2)

For details of the different projects please visit and the description of the two subprojects A3 (Achim von Keudell) and B2 (Marc Böke/Schulz-von der Gathen).

The Research Group consists of an average of 25 researchers and works in the field of low and atmospheric pressure reactive plasmas with an emphasis on plasma surface interactions. Current topics involve the understanding of non-equilibrium processes in atmospheric pressure plasmas and magnetized low pressure plasmas for the synthesis of oxides and nitrides by pulsed magnetron discharges. Over the last years, various new plasma sources and diagnostic concepts have been developed in the group. The research group is an integral part of the Research Department “Plasmas with complex interaction”, a thematic priority of the Ruhr-University Bochum encompassing 200 researchers 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.

The salary is according to 75% TV-L 13 and the position is limited until 31.12.2021. 

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

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 with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.


Candidates are requested to have a Master level in physics with outstanding quality and experience in plasma physics and technology. For project B2 laser experiences would be favourable. It is also expected that the candidates are team players and can work well in interdisciplinary environments. Candidates will guide master and bachelor students and are engaged in the teaching duties of the group.

Art der Beschäftigung



TV-L E13 - 75%


Herr Prof. Achim von Keudell
44801 Bochum
+49 234 3223680

Weitere Informationen

Institut / Einrichtung
Experimental Physics II - Reactive Plasmas
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
Start as soon as possible, temporary position 31.12.2021
Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2018 - 23:59