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Job advertisement Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d) for Space Laser Gravimetry - ref. B24

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Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d) for Space Laser Gravimetry - ref. B24

Junior Research Group Leader (m/f/d) for Space Laser Gravimetry - ref. B24

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Leibniz Universität Hannover

Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part-time employment can be arranged upon request.  
The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.


Hannover, Germany


Relevant divisions
Geodesy (G)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Part time


Salary Scale 14 TV-L, 100 %

Required education

Application deadline
10 October 2021

15 September 2021

Job description

Your tasks will include the implementation, supervision, and coordination of research tasks in the field of Space Laser Gravimetry within the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers. You will be expected to establish and lead an independent junior research group and raise your own third-party funding.
Active participation in national and international cooperation structures of the DFG, especially in the Collaborative Research Centers and in Clusters of Excellence, as well as in EU projects is expected. Ideally, the candidate already has experience in supervising students, PhD students as well as in teaching. Participation in teaching within the cluster and Leibniz University is desired.

The prerequisite for employment is a completed scientific university degree in physics. A relevant doctorate is also desirable.

We are looking for a personality with national and international research experience in the field of laser interferometry in space. Concepts for future Earth gravity field missions with test masses will be developed. An expansion of this research topic will allow Leibniz University Hannover to continue to play a leading role in such space missions, which will make indispensable contributions to climate research while advancing technology that can be used, for example, in basic research (LISA) as well as in laboratories on Earth. Good skills in geodesy, mathematics, and laser interferometer design and operation are sought.

How to apply

For further information, please contact apl. Prof. Gerhard Heinzel
(Phone: 0511 762-19984, Email:

Please submit your application with the usual documents in English (research agenda, curriculum vitae, degree certificates: Ba/Ma or Diploma and doctoral certificate) by October 10th, 2021, quoting the reference number B24 to


or alternatively via postal mail to:
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers/QUEST-Office
Callinstr. 36
30167 Hannover