Open doctoral positions

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The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) and the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) permanently offer excellent opportunities to achieve academic careers at every degree (Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral degrees). At times, open positions for doctoral studies will be advertized here. ASP offers strong support to acquire postgraduate funding. In addition, a number of open research and teaching positions will be filled following the selection of appropriate candidates.


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


Unsolicited applications can be submitted at any time via our Online Application System - every single, completed application will be considered very carefully. In addition, there is always a pool of specific positions and open calls - see below.



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.

German job market

Many companies have established their own online application systems in order to assure confidentiality and to make sure that application documents reach the prospective employer directly. If you are unsure as to how to use a German online application system, going for 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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