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Fully funded PhD position | Collective transport in disordered and driven diffusion systems

Project Description

Osnabrück University’s department of Physics invites applications for a

PhD position (f/m)
(salary scale E 13 TV-L, 50 %)

in the group of Statistical Physics/Condensed Matter Physics as a temporary position for three years starting as soon as possible.

Description of responsibilities:
• Work on PhD project on many-body transport processes in lattice models and systems with Brownian dynamics. The research includes both fundamental aspects and application to experiments.
• Involvement in research with the aim of gaining a PhD and teaching activities

Required qualifications:
• Applicants must have a qualifying university degree (master or diploma) in physics or in a related discipline at the upper second class level, the normal requirement being at least 65% overall degree mark
• An interest in theoretical and computational studies

Desirable qualifications:
• Experience in the simulation of models in statistical physics and condensed matter physics
• Good English skills

We offer:
• An excellent working environment
• A constant scientific advice
• State-of-the-art computer resources with high capacity

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.

The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

Applications should be submitted electronically to (secretary of Prof. Dr. Philipp Maaß) to arrive no later than April 15, 2019. We look forward to receiving your application.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Philipp Maaß, Tel. +49 541 969 2692, e-mail: .

Funding Notes

The position is funded according to the pay scale of the State of Lower Saxony (50 % TV-L E13) for three years. There are no tuition fees.


Driven transport far from equilibrium:

D. Lips, A. Ryabov, P. Maass:
Brownian asymmetric simple exclusion process.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 160601 (2018); doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.160601

A. Ryabov, D. Lips, P. Maass:
Counterintuitive short uphill transitions in single-file diffusion.
J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 5714 (2019); doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12081

M. Dierl, W. Dieterich, M. Einax, P. Maass:
Phase Transitions in Brownian Pumps.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 150601 (2014); 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.150601

One-dimensional Transport of Interacting Particles: Currents,
Density Profiles, Phase Diagrams, and Symmetries
M. Dierl, M. Einax, and P. Maass
Phys. Rev. E 87, 062126 (2013)

M. Dierl, P. Maass, M. Einax:
Classical Driven Transport in Open Systems with Particle
Interactions and General Couplings to Reservoirs
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 060603 (2012)

Transport in disordered systems with application to glasses:

M. Schuch, C. Trott, P. Maass:
Network Forming Units in Alkali Borate and Borophosphate Glasses and the
Mixed Glass Former Effect
RSC Adv. 1, 1370 (2011); doi:10.1039/C1RA00583A

M. Schuch, C. R. Muller, P. Maass, S. W. Martin:
Mixed Barrier Model for the Mixed Glass Former Effect in Ion Conducting Glasses
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 145902 (2009); doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.145902

J. C. Dyre, P. Maass, B. Roling, D. Sidebottom:
Fundamental Questions Relating to Ion Conduction in Disordered Solids
Rep. Prog. Phys. 72, 046501 (2009); doi:10.1088/0034-4885/72/4/046501

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