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DESY offers challenging tasks in an international setting

For versatile and challenging tasks in an international environment DESY is seeking dedicated employees in the field of natural sciences, engineering and also in the technical and commercial sector.

For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

PhD student in ultrafast nonlinear microphotonics

Remuneration Group 13


DESY

DESY, with its 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

The newly established Helmholtz Young Investigator Research Group on Ultrafast Microphotonics (https://ump.cfel.de/) is seeking highly motivated curiosity-driven team members to explore the physics and applications of ultrafast and nonlinear microphotonic systems:

The goal of this PhD project is to demonstrate novel microphotonic light sources and systems in groundbreaking cross-disciplinary applications such as detection of habitable exo-planets, bio-sensing or accelerator science.

We offer excellent working conditions, access to world-class research facilities, and exciting research topics in a fast-paced field. The interdisciplinary research campus provides a strong research community and the city of Hamburg offers a high quality of living. The PhD degree will be awarded by the University of Hamburg, which through its interdisciplinary graduate schools creates outstanding training and networking opportunities.

The position

  • Explore novel microphotonic systems for optical precision spectroscopy and ultra-fast sensing in cross-disciplinary applications such as habitable exo-planet detection, ultrafast bio-sensing and next-generation accelerator technology
  • Develop ultrafast and nonlinear micro photonic systems in all aspects from conceptualization to demonstration
  • Actively drive your research project in a collaborative team setting and communicate results in publications and at international conferences

Requirements

  • Excellent Master`s degree in physics, photonics, optics, electrical-engineering or equivalent
  • Curiosity, creativity and a high level of motivation for groundbreaking research
  • Experimental or theoretical background in photonics, microfabrication, nonlinear optics, ultrafast lasers and frequency combs is a plus
  • Strong interest in both experimental lab work and numeric simulations
  • Good organization and communication skills

Please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the DESY human resource department by using our online tool: Additional application documents.

For further information please contact Dr. Tobias Herr, +49-40-8998-6379 (tobias.herr@cfel.de).

The position is initially limited to 3 years.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Persons with disabilities will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:
Online Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: FSDO006/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

http://www.desy.de/career

Deadline for applications: Until March, 20 2021 or until the position is filled.