PhD/Postdoc openings

The NISE department at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany, is looking for motivated Postdocs and PhD students to lead our efforts in exploring and creating materials with exotic properties that have an impact both fundamentally and technologically, especially those materials that allow for the development of novel memory and computing devices and technologies. Our main research foci are

  • Spintronics
  • Oxide and interfaces
  • Atomically engineered materials
  • Topological materials
  • Superconductivity

Applications are considered for work in any of these areas. Please provide reference letters of two academic supervisors with whom you have worked together and a first outline for your potential project at our department (max. 1 page) to . We refer you to our website for a selection of our research foci and of our facilities.

Conditions of employment

The positions are available immediately, although the start date can be negotiated. The PhD and postdoc positions are fully funded and contain a competitive salary and social benefits package. The initial contract duration is 36 months for the PhD.


For the PhD position: MSc degree (or equivalent, e.g. 4 years Bachelors) in physics, materials science, or related fields, including a final thesis project. For postdocs a PhD in physics, materials science, or related fields is a requirement.


The Max Planck Society is Germany's premier research organization dedicated to basic research and to supporting and developing early career scientists. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a very international environment that enables research at the highest level. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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