Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena / GRK 2101
The International Research Training Group "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications"
at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is in collaboration with three
Canadian research institutions: the University of Toronto, the Université Laval in Québec City, and the Institut National de
la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Varennes/Montréal. The research program of the GRK 2101 focuses on optical waveguides and
related technologies to confine and control light in ultra-compact devices, which will allow generating, manipulating, and
sensing light with unmatched precision and efficiency.
Postdoc position in the field of optics
with emphasis on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and to control light in ultra-compact devices
TV-L up to E 13
The postdoctoral position will focus on fiber optics, nonlinear effects, ultrafast optics or nanooptics.
the candidate should be experienced in one or more of the described fields. He is expected to perform innovative
research and will be given the opportunity to develop leadership qualifications. The postdoctoral researcher should
work closely together with the PhD students enrolled in the GRK and interact with the principal investigators in
Jena as well as with the Canadian partners. We are looking for the most excellent candidates with a finished PhD
degree in the field of physics, photonics, engineering or a related subject with a strong interest in experimental
The recruitment procedure will be based on a strict selection process focusing on the candidates demonstrated potential for scientific excellence.
The full-time positions is available immediately and is limited to 2 years. Salaries will be paid in accordance to the German
Public Services Regulations TV-L up to E 13. The Friedrich Schiller University Jena seeks to increase the number of female
scientists and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. The University is committed to providing a family-friendly
workplace and is equipped with special means within this GRK by the DFG. In case of equal qualification, handicapped persons will
be given preference.
Please send applications by email with the usual documents under the above mentioned reference number to the Prof. Stefan Nolte
(see below). The submission deadline is May 15, 2017.
Further information about the Research Training Group can be found here:
Please feel free to contact the individual principal investigators concerning specific research topics. Concerning any other
information about this call, please contact Dr. Anna Späthe, Abbe School of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena,