10+ PhD positions in Optics & Photonics • Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena • Jena – Germany

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10+ PhD positions in Optics & Photonics • Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena • Jena

Open Positions11
Time Spanas soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline31 Dec 2018
Financingyes
Type of PositionPhD – Individual Supervisor
Field of ResearchMathematics / Natural Sciences
SubjectsOptics & Photonics
DescriptionThe Abbe School of Photonics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany offers more than 10 PhD positions in Optics & Photonics. The Abbe School of Photonics is an academic education center for modern optics and photonics at highest international standards. ASP encompasses and coordinates all optics and photonics education activities at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies, also located in Jena, Germany. 

A broad academic education at the highest international level within a modern research environment provides a profound up-to-date knowledge in a variety of fields – from fundamental sciences and laser physics to material sciences and life sciences. State-of-the-art laboratories offer premium conditions for research at the frontiers of photonics. A cornerstone of our philosophy is to regard and value our PhD and doctoral candidates (currently about 140) as early career scientists in all respects. Thus, we offer an individually adjusted and highly flexible program to meet each candidate’s scientific background and interests. This guarantees an optimum level of preparation for leading positions in science, industry or governmental agencies. 

Currently we are recruiting most talented junior scientists to join our faculty’s research groups for their PhD projects. Depending on the project the positions will be either funded by third-party funds like the German Research Foundation (DFG) or via the GSSP- Graduate School Scholarship Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

Applications should be sent exclusively via the Online Application System of the Abbe School of Photonics (https://apply.asp.uni-jena.de). When submitting your online application, please specify a ranked list of maximum 4 projects you are interested in at the section “Suggestions for doctoral thesis”. Please choose from the following research topics and respective supervisors:
• Dr. Falk Eilenberger, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena: 
o Ultrafast multidimensional, spatiotemporal pulse measurement techniques
o Resonant interaction of light with 2D materials
• Prof. Stephan Fritzsche, Theoretical Physics Institute, Friedrich Schiller University Jena & Helmholtz Institute Jena:
o Electronic structure and strong-field calculations for atoms and ions
• Dr. Torsten Frosch, Fiber Spectroscopic sensor group, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology:
o Fiber spectroscopic gas sensing
• Prof. Stefan Heinemann, Chair of Biophysics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena: 
o Local UV/VIS light generation of molecularly targeted frequency-upconverting nanoparticles
• Prof. Stefan Nolte, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
o Laser aided 3D printing of new materials using ultrashort laser radiation
o Photocatalysis for the synthesis of fuels and sustainable resources
• Prof. Thomas Pertsch, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena:
o Quantum light sources for entangled photon pairs
o Control and characterization of the optical nearfield by next generation nearfield optical microscopy
o Spatiotemporal dynamics of nano-scale light-matter interactions
• Dr. Frank Setzpfandt, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena:
o Quantum imaging and sensing
• Jun.-Prof. Isabelle Staude, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena:
o Ultrafast wavefront control with semiconductor metasurfaces
o Manipulation of “forbidden transitions” with dielectric nanoantennas
• Prof. Andrey Turchanin, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena:
o Novel two-dimensional (2D) materials for nanophotonic applications

Application deadline is December 31, 2018. However, the positions will stay open until they are filled. For questions, please check our website https://www.asp.uni-jena.de or refer to the coordination office phd-asp@uni-jena.de.

RequirementsDepending on the project Master or Diploma in physics, photonics, electrical engineering, or comparable
Working LanguageEnglishGerman
Language of DissertationEnglishGerman
Required DocumentsCVReports, certificatesTranscriptsLetter of Motivation

More Informationhttps://www.asp.uni-jena.de/ASP_call_2018.html
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