Faculty of Physics

Support of young academics

The Faculty of Physics offers different opportunities for you to start a post-doc to enter an academic career directly after your PhD. The Faculty of Physics in Göttingen is the right place for you!
We support different ways which can lead for example to a professorship or a tenure-track position in academia.


  • Junior professorships
  • Habilitation
  • Independent young academics group funded by third parties (e.g. DFG-Emmy-Noether programme or Heisenberg-scholarship, EU-starting grant etc.)


Your advantages in Göttingen:

  • Involvement in attractive, interdisciplinary group research projects
  • Involvement in excellent research focuses of the faculty, spanning the broad spectrum of modern physics.
  • Excellent research environment on the Göttingen Campus with the university, Max-Planck Institutes and other scientific high-level institutions
  • Modern research infrastructure (use of large appliances, own workshops in institutes and faculty, etc.)
  • Opportunity to independent supervision of final theses and PhD projects
  • Developing an individual profile in teaching
  • Competent support in science management by the faculty and university facilities
  • Various further education and networking opportunities on site

  • Please contact our faculty members directly or get general advice in the faculty deanery to find out more and to find suitable mentors for the start of your academic career.