The Institute of Photonics (IOP) invites applications for the position of a:
Research Assistant (PhD position, m/f/d) - Photonic quantum system for high-dimensional information processing (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) starting the January 1st 2022 for 3.5 years.
Responsibilities and duties
This project focuses on the design and implementation of integrated fiber-based high-dimensional photonic quantum systems using a time-frequency based approach for applications in information processing. The project includes the exploration of novel optical manipulation schemes in integrated devices.
Applicants to the position must have a relevant Diploma or Master degree, for example in physics, optical technologies, photonics and optics, electrical engineering. The ideal candidate has a strong background in optics and photonics and quantum mechanics. Knowledge in quantum information science is desirable. The candidate should have the ability and willingness to work together with experts from a broad background in science and technology. In addition, very good communication skills in English, oral as weil as written, are expected.
Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) - Glass-based waveguide circuits for quantum enhanced sensing (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %) starting January 1st 2022 for two years.
Responsibilities and duties
Within the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD, this postdoc work focuses on the design, fabrication and implementation of glass-based waveguide circuits for quantum enhanced sensing. For further information, please contact Prof. M. Kues.
Applicants to the position must have a relevant Diploma or Master degree with a relevant doctorate, for example in physics, optical technologies, photonics and optics. The ideal candidate must have a strong background in optics, photonics and quantum science, supported by publications in international renowned journals and conference presentations. The candidate has already demonstrated the ability to work together with experts from a broad background in science and technology and brings an entrepreneur-like attitude. In addition, excellent communication skills in English, oral as weil as written, are expected.
We offer the opportunity to conduct your research projects in a creative and independent manner within an inspiring, collegial and international team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to further your personal and professional development, to present your results at international conferences and to foster scientific exchange with scientists on an international level.
The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Kues.
Please submit your application together with the usual documents (CV, Cover Letter, Transcripts etc.) by November 11 th 2021 in electronic form to
or alternatively by postal mail to:
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institute of Photonics
Nienburger Str. 17
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