Job openings in the group

Currently, we openings for funded PhD students as detailed below. More generally, if you are interested in working with us, be it as PhD student or postdoc, please simply get in touch – often, there is a way of finding an appropriate funding source.

Also, if you are interested in doing a Masters by Research or summer internship, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Applications are invited for suitable candidates to join the Computational & Statistical Physics Lab which is part of the Institute of Physics at Chemnitz University of Technology. In particular, we have openings for a

PhD studentship(fully funded, 36 months)

to start March 2022 or at a later time on mutual agreement. New members join a group performing research in the statistical mechanics of spin glasses, random-field systems and random network models with a focus on cutting-edge numerical optimization and simulation techniques. Additionally, projects relating to the application of quantitative methods inspired by statistical physics to problems in the social sciences, economics and the arts and humanities are possible.

The group is located at the Faculty of Sciences of Chemnitz University of Technology with collaboration opportunities with a range of groups in experimental and theoretical physics.


Applications are welcome from graduates holding an MSc degree in physics or a closely related discipline or from those having completed a 4-year MPhys/MMath degree. In exceptional cases, holders of BSc degrees can also be enrolled. Some experience with simulation methods in statistical mechanics would be an asset.

Application procedure

Informal enquiries should be directed to Martin Weigel using the coordinates given below. Full details of the post can be found here:

Prof. Dr. Martin Weigel
Institut für Physik
Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Reichenhainer Str. 70
09126 Chemnitz
Tel:  +49 371 531-34570
Fax: +49 371 531-834570

Review of applications starts immediately and continues until the positions are filled.