Open Positions

Open PhD Position in the Godec Group
... in the field of “Theory of non-equilibrium stochastic many-body systems constrained by conservation laws” more


Open Postdoc Positions funded through a AVH fellowship within the Henritte Herz program

Postdoc positions are available in the form of prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowships. The positions are thematically open but should fall within the scope of research in my group.

Invited are excellent candidates with a background and experience in statistical or mathematical physics and/or stochastic thermodynamics. Female candidates, which are unfortunately still severely underrepresented in the field, are particularly encouraged to apply.

These positions are part of the Henriette Herz-Scouting program and therefore the formal eligibility criteria for mobility of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation apply:

  • a doctorate/PhD completed within the last 12 years
  • an above-average publication record commensurate with career level
  • no previous post-doctoral research stays nor completed degrees/doctorates in Germany
  • no German citizenship
  • no previous applications for Alexander von Humboldt funding

The positions come with all additional benefits of Alexander von Humboldt fellowships (travel expenses, German language fellowship, allowance for accompanying family members, “Europe allowance”, extensive alumni sponsorship, etc.).




We are always looking for motivated PhD, Master and Bachelor students. Please contact Aljaz Godec for further information. 

Subjects for bachelor's or master's thesis projects in the group

  • Exploration of complex diffusion- and energy landscapes and kinetics in the few-encounter limit
  • Understanding projection-induced memory effects in single-molecule dynamics
  • Anomalous relaxation from a quench
  • Network dynamics beyond the Markov approximation
  • First principles theory of physical aging
  • Extreme value statistics and large deviation theory with applications in biophysics
  • Kinematics of steady-state currents in strongly driven classical systems
  • Statistical mechanics of allosteric regulation
  • Understanding and engineering soft modes in linear elastic networks
  • Spectral theory of elastic elastic network models of proteins
  • Dynamical stability of adhesion complexes under external load
  • Generalized time-reversal symmetries in driven systems
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