Wroclaw U. • Europe
Deadline on Monday, July 31st 2023, 16:00:00

Job description:

The Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Wrocław, Poland, invites applications for a 4-year PhD scholarship in String Theory and Quantum Gravity within the project "Duality Symmetries as Key to Quantum Spacetime" funded by the National Science Centre Poland. You will join a vibrant group with master's students, two fellow PhD students, and two postdocs (one of the already principal investigator of his own POLONEZ BIS grant).

Research Tasks: Besides training in advanced theoretical physics and mathematics, you will be immersed in the group's research efforts from the first day. You will contribute to calculations, discussions, and publications. Generous travel funds will allow you to attend schools and workshops/conferences to present your results. Topics you will be working on include:

  • quantum corrections to non-linear σ-models
  • generalised geometry
  • supergravity and supergroups
  • conformal field theories
  • computer algebra systems


  • master's or equivalent degree in physics or a closely related field
  • fluent English in writing and speaking
  • working knowledge of general relativity and quantum field theory
  • previous exposure to string theory or Lie groups and differential geometry would be an advantage
  • a highly motivated team player

Terms of Employment: You can only receive this scholarship after being admitted to the Doctoral School of the University of Wrocław. We will help the successful candidate with the required application. For more details, please get in touch.

Starting Date: 1st October 2023 (negotiable)

Salary: The scholarship is at least 2500 PLN (tax-free) per month. It is supplemented by the regular scholarship for PhD students at the University of Wrocław of approximately 2100 PLN per month net. Therefore, you can expect around 4600 PLN net salary per month. PhD students qualify for housing in the university's residential halls, which costs between 900 and 1200 PLN/month (single room).

How to apply: Please fill out the APPLICATION FORM, where you have to provide the following information/documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Transcript of your grades and diplomas
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Names and email addresses of two referees, who agree to provide reference letters for you

The revision of applications starts now and continues until a suitable candidate is found, but no longer than 31 July 2023.

The University of Wrocław is one of the leading universities in Poland, currently teaching over 26,000 students and around 1,300 doctoral students. It is situated on the banks of the Oder River in the city of Wrocław. With more than 130,000 students, Wrocław is one of the most youth-oriented cities in the heart of Europe. If you want to know more about life as a PhD student in Wrocław and our group, feel also free to reach out to our current PhD students Achilles and Luca.

For more details contact Falk Hassler at .

Contact: Hassler, Falk ()
Applications: Through the APPLICATION FORM (https://www.fhassler.de/jobs/phd_23/apply)

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