Working on problems together.

Open positions

ASP is permanently offering open PhD and postdoctoral positions. In addition, you can spontaneously apply at every single research group at any time.
Working on problems together.
Image: Anna Schroll

Apply for our program – online and at any time

We warmly welcome applications from international applicants at any time. Beside the topics given below, feel free to assess the research portfolio of all our researchers at Applications can be submitted at any time via our Online Application SystemExternal link – every single, completed application will be taken into consideration. Beside specultive pplications, aapool of specific positions and open calls is always available.

Internal note: If you are a researcher and want to publish an open position on this website, please contact

PhD topics offered by the Limpert research AG.
PhD topics offered by the Limpert research AG.
Image: Institute of Applied Physics, Uni Jena.

R&D topics in Fiber Laser Physics (published August 2023)

The fiber laser group at the IAP, lead by Prof. Jens Limpert, is permanently recruiting enthusiastic young scientist and is offering: 

  • interesting and relevant topics
  • an excellent supervision from internship level up to PhD
  • a highly endowed renumeration and
  • exceptional carrier opportunities.

If you are interested in working in the field of laser physics and joining this group, please get in contact with and learn more about available topics, e.g. as trial period in a paid internship or Master thesis. If you want to apply for a PhD thesis, please use the Online Application SystemExternal link.

Link to the announcementpdf, 861 kb · de

ASP Master student group picture.
ASP Master student group picture.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

Several PhD positions in the CRC 1375 NOA - Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales (updated August 2023)

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC/SFB) 1375 "NOA – Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales" was established at the Friedrich Schiller University is now running in its second funding phase until 2027.

Currently, NOA is staffing several PhD positions - for application details, please visit

Preparation of a cooled sample chamber at the Institute of Solid State Physics.
Preparation of a cooled sample chamber at the Institute of Solid State Physics.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

PhD position on "Electronic structure and strong-field calculations for atoms and ions" at the Fritzsche research group (updated January 2023)

The Relativistic Quantum Dynamics Group of Prof. Stephan Fritzsche at the Institute of Theoretical Physics is offering a PhD position under the topic mentioned in the header. For more details, please review the position announcementpdf, 30 kb and contact directly.