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.
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.
1 scientific manager (PhD or postdoc) for the Graduate School "Jena Alliance Life in Focus - A Carl Zeiss Foundation Project" at the Office of the Vice President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management (published August 2019)
The project is centered around a joint graduate school of the Abbe School of Photonics, the Jena School of Microbial Communication and Jena School of Molecular Medicine. Together, they form the Jena Alliance Life in Focus at the interface of our University's profile lines LIGHT and LIFE. The application deadline is September 23, 2019. More details can be found in the original announcement.
1 doctoral researcher position in integrated quantum optics with our partners at the INRS in Montréal, Canada (published August 2019)
The position will be in the group of Prof. Roberto Morandotti at the Institut National de la recherche scientifique in Montreal Canada. The topic "Design and implementation of high-dimensional quantum gates for all-optical quantum information processing" will be supervised by former ASP member Dr. Mario Chemnitz. Find more details here.
2 researcher (PhD or postdoc) positions in the frame of the ERC Advanced Grant "SALT" in laser physics (published August 2019)
The positions will be in the group of Prof. Jens Limpert at the Insitute of Applied Physics on "Performance Scaling of Ultrafast Thulium-doped fiber lasers" and "Frequency conversion of long-wavelength ultrafst lasers". Application deadline is August 31, 2019. Find more details here.
More than 5 doctoral researcher (PhD) positions within the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1375 "NOA - Nonlinear Optics on Atomic scales" (updated August 2019)
The recently installed and DFG-funded CRC 1375 NOA will focus on exploring fundamental nonlinear processes of light matter interaction in low-dimensional nanostructures, such as atomically thin layers, nanoparticles and -wires, nanostructured surfaces and molecular assemblies. The CRC team further wants to explore quantum phenomena as light-induced tunneling of electrons through metallic nanogaps and field-driven carrier acceleration in plasmonic nanostructures, atomic lattices and 2D-materials and construct new subwavelength-scale materials with tailored high nonlinearity for optical switching and frequency conversion by stacking atomically thin amorphous or crystalline films and employing deep subwavelength field enhancement utilizing nanostructures. NOA is still open for unsolicited applications from highly motivated students concerning doctoral researcher (PhD) positions, to start as early as possible. For further details, please review www.noa.uni-jena.de. The still-open positions are detailed at www.noa.uni-jena.de/Open+positions.
1 doctoral researcher (PhD) position in the Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse" on "Mid-infrared microscopy with quantum light for chemical imaging of cell Communities" (published July 2019)
The position will be in the group of Prof. Andreas Tünnermann, Dr. Markus Gräfe, Dr. Frank Setzpfandt in the Cluster of Excellence. Application deadline is August 5, 2019. Find more details here.
1 Junior Research Group Leader & 2 doctoral researcher positions on the development of new concepts for catalytic processes (published June 2019)
The positions are available in the Ultrafast Optics group of Prof. Stefan Nolte at the Institue of Applied Physics. Application deadline is July 12, 2019. Find more details here.
2 doctoral researcher (PhD) positions at the Institute of Solid State Physics on "Ion beam processing of modern materials" and "Semiconductor nanowire photonics" (published June 2019)
The Solid State Physics Group of Prof. Carsten Ronning at the Institute of Solid State Physics is offering two PhD positions under the above mentioned topics. For more details, please review the position announcents concerning Ion beam processing and Semiconductor nanowire photonics or contact directly.
1 PhD position on "Electronic structure and strong-field calculations for atoms and ions" (published January 2019)
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 announcemnet 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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