Experimental laser setup.

Open doctoral positions

ASP is permanently offering open PhD and postdoctoral positions. In addition, you can spontaneously apply at every single research group at any time.
Experimental laser setup.
Image: Ioannis Paradisanos

Apply for our program – online and at any time

Laser spectroscopy setup. Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) and the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) offer excellent opportunities to achieve academic careers at th Master's and doctoral level. 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. Beside the topics given below, feel free to assess the research portfolio of all our researchers at www.acp.uni-jena.de/people. 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.

If you want to publish a job announcement on this website, please refer to anna.spaethe@uni-jena.de.

Researcher (TV-L13) position for digital teaching (published July 2021)

Dr. Johannes Kretzschmar offering a digital photonics workshop. Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

At the Abbe School of Photonics, the digitalization of academic education is valued as a great opportunity to explore new and innovative ways of learning and teaching. In this context, one aim of our digiPHOTON project, , is to create a comprehensive range of digitized and digitally teachable photonics courses.

We are looking for a full-time researcher (TV-L 13) who engages in the digital teaching in our Master course, particularly concerning the digitalization of experimental optical setups and internships. Fresh ideas and creativity are welcome!!

Concerning detailed information, job description and requirements, please have a look at the full position announcement [pdf, 277 kb] de. Any further questions, feel free to contact christian.helgert@uni-jena.de.

Postoc & Scientific programmer on "Photonics Data Science" (published July 2021)

Bacteria culture under red light Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

The Institute of Physical Chemistry & the Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI) are searching for a scientific programmer and a PostDoc. The LPI in Jena is an open user center where photonic solutions for diagnostics, monitoring and experimental therapy in infections are researched and developed into functional solutions with industry.

The PostDoc is planned to research at the LPI on methods for extracting biomedical information from photonic data. For more details, please review the PostDoc position announcement [pdf, 217 kb] de

The Scientific programmer is planned to contribute to the development of software solutions and computational pipelines for photonic data science at LPI. For more details, please review the scientific programmer position announcement [pdf, 212 kb] de

For further information please contact thomas.bocklitz@uni-jena.de directly.

PhD position on "Electronic structure and strong-field calculations for atoms and ions" (updated July 2021)

Working on problems together. Image: Anna Schroll

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 [pdf, 30 kb] and contact s.fritzsche@gsi.de directly.

One Postdoc position for multimodal nano-spectroscopy at the group of Prof. Volker Deckert (published July 2021)

Nanophotonic molecular interaction. Graphic: Leibniz IPHT

The Institute of Physical Chemistry within the LPI seeks to fill the position of a Postdoc for multimodal nano-spectroscopy commencing at the earliest possible date. The "Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research" (LPI) in Jena is an open user center where photonic solutions for diagnostics, monitoring and experimental therapy in infections are researched and developed into functional solutions with industry. The LPI was jointly applied for by the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies Jena e.V. (Leibniz-IPHT), the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI) as well as the University Hospital Jena and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena under the patronage of the Leibniz Association. The Postdoc for multimodal nano-spectroscopy researches methods that enable to investigate the direct interaction of pathogens with cell membranes and is central to the fundamental research for novel molecular diagnostics at the LPI. The responsibilities will include

  • Setting up and maintaining a multimodal nanoscopy (near-field) system combining vibrational spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy
  • Investigation of nanoscale structural changes (via infrared, Raman spectroscopy) of pathogens at a single particle level
  • Construction and adaption of bio-compatible sample stages compatible with other diagnostic systems at the LPI

The details of the postdoc announcement is given here. [pdf, 216 kb] de For more information, please contact volker.deckert@uni-jena.de directly.

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

Scanning electron microscope inspection. Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

Currently, two-dimensional materials are a hot topic in science, as they exhibit many unique properties. They promise to benefit diverse applications, ranging from electronics and optoelectronics to biomedicine, sensing and many more. It was recently 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.

Open positions for this topic are offered in the junior research group "Photonics in 2D-Materials" led by Dr. Falk Eilenberger. The application deadline is May 15th, 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 falk.eilenberger@uni-jena.de.

German job market

Abbe School of Photonics Career Day and Counseling. Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

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.

Open positions in Jena and Germany

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