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The International Research Training Group (GRK) 2101 "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers

9 doctoral student (PhD) positions

in the field of experimental and theoretical optical physics, with emphasis on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and to control light in ultra-compact devices. This GRK program is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is in collaboration with three Canadian research institutions: the University of Toronto, the Université Laval in Québec City, and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Varennes/Montréal. Selected doctoral students will be offered joint supervision by two German and one Canadian supervisors, a long-term research stay in Canada (6 -12 months), and an annual intercontinental summer or winter school with collocated project meetings.

We are looking for the most excellent Diploma or M.Sc. graduates in physics, photonics, engineering or a related subject with a strong interest in experimental integrated optics. Applicants must have gained experience working in their subject area during their completed degree program.

The recruitment procedure will be based on a strict selection process focusing on the candidates’ demonstrated potential for scientific excellence.

The part-time positions (75%) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena will be paid in accordance to the German Public Services Regulations TV-L up to E 13. For participating in this GRK, no tuition fees are raised in either country. The Friedrich Schiller University Jena seeks to increase the number of female scientists and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. The University is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace and is equipped with special means within this GRK by the DFG. In case of equal qualification, handicapped persons will be given preference.

Applications must be done using the Ph.D. positions branch within the Abbe School of Photonics' Online Application System, choosing GRK 2101 in the dropdown menu in the last step. A list of available PhD projects is available here. Please enter up to 4 projects you are especially interested in into the Section "Suggestions for PhD thesis". The submission deadline is February 28, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited to Jena to take part in admission interviews in April 2018. The positions will run from September 1, 2018 until February 29, 2020 for the present. An extension until August 31, 2021 for a total duration of 36 months is projected.

Further information about the Research Training Group can be found here

Please feel free to contact the individual principal investigators concerning specific research topics. Concerning any other information about this call, please contact Dr. Anna Späthe, Abbe School of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, .