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The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) and the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) offer excellent opportunities to achieve academic careers at every level (Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees). Open positions for doctoral studies will be advertised here. ASP also offers support to acquire postgraduate funding. In addition, a number of appropriate candidates will be selected to fill open research and teaching positions.


We warmly welcome applications from international students. All applications will be considered, provided they meet the requirements of the project and the respective position.


Applications can be submitted at any time via our Online Application System - every single, completed application will be taken into consideration. A pool of specific positions and open calls is always available - see below.



Three PhD and Postdoc positions in Quantum Optics within the "Photonics in 2D-Materials" group (published March 2021)

Two-dimensional materials are currently a hot topic in science as they exhibit many unique properties. They promise to benefit diverse applications, ranging from electronics, optoelectronics, biomedicine, sensing and many more. Recently, it was discovered that defects in 2D materials can host stable quantum emitters, which emit single photons on demand. For wide-band gap materials such as hexagonalboron nitride (hBN), the defect states are well-isolated from the band edges, allowing for high quantum efficiencies and operation at room temperature. The single-photon sources based on hBN have diverse applications; our research focus is on quantum communication and quantum cryptography, both in satellite but also in ground-based networks.

The positions are offered in the junior research group "Photonics in 2D-Materials" led by Dr. Falk Eilenberger. The application deadline is 31.03.2021 (or until the position has been filled). The starting date of the positions are flexible in 2021. The full announcement is given here. For more information, please contact .

PhD position in Nanooptics on Chiral Structure-Illumination Microscopy (published November 2020)

The position is offered by the Nanophotonics group at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technologies. The topic of the advertised project is Chiral structured-illumination microscopy: fast imaging chiral domains with sub-wavelength resolution. Details on the topic and the application requirements are given here. Application deadline is January 3, 2021!

PhD position on "Electronic structure and strong-field calculations for atoms and ions" (updated September 2020)

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 announcement and contact directly.

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Many companies have established their own online application systems in order to guarantee confidentiality and to ensure that application documents reach the prospective employer directly. If you are unsure how to use a German online application system, self-initiated applications may be a valuable alternative. If you need assistance, ASP's coordinators will be happy to assist you.


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