Several ERC-funded PhD positions in the field of ultra-fast physics – FAU Erlangen – Germany

The Chair of Laser Physics (Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff) at the Department of Physics at Friedrich Alexander University has several doctoral positions. Most of these are financed through the recently acquired ERC Advanced Grant “AccelOnChip”. 

Several ERC-funded PhD positions in the field of ultra-fast physics

in Erlangen


Have you recently acquired a master’s degree in physics or a closely related discipline with a very good degree and are you motivated to work on a doctorate with great enthusiasm and commitment in an international, young but also experienced team with outstanding research results? Then you could be right with us (also as a postdoc, see below).

Ideally, you have already worked with lasers, electron optics or in the manufacture of nanostructures, but the broad and excellent basic physics training is more important to us than any previous knowledge. With your very good knowledge of physics and probably already existing laboratory experience, you will be able to familiarize yourself with us quickly. 

We offer several PhD positions in the field of ultra-fast physics, more specifically in the areas:
  • Laser acceleration of electrons with the help of photonic structures
  • AI-based design of photonic structures 
  • Coherent coupling of femtosecond laser pulses and free electrons
  • Ultrafast pump query measurements
If you are interested in any of these topics, please contact us. Please also take a look at our homepage to learn more about the experiments. We are also looking for new employees in our other experiments, including the quantum electron microscopy project, be it doctoral students or postdocs (always f / m / d of course). Payment is based on TVöD E13.
Please send your application documents with a meaningful curriculum vitae, grades overview or certificates from Abitur and happy links to your theses at any time to

Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, .

You can find our website at .

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