9 PhD positions in the field of experimental and theoretical optical physics

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2101 "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers
9 doctoral student (PhD) positions
in the field of experimental and theoretical optical physics, with emphasis on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and to control light in ultra-compact devices. This IRTG program 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. Selected doctoral students will be offered joint supervision by two German and one Canadian supervisors, a long-term research stay in Canada (6…12 months), and an annual intercontinental summer or winter school with collocated project meetings.
We are looking for the most excellent Diploma or M.Sc. graduates in physics, photonics, engineering or a related subject with a strong interest in experimental integrated optics. Applicants must have gained experience working in their subject area during their completed degree program.
The recruitment procedure will be based on a strict selection process focusing on the candidates’ demonstrated potential for scientific excellence.
The part-time positions (75%) will be paid in accordance to the German Public Services Regulations TV-L up to E 13. For participating in this IRTG, no tuition fees are raised in either country. 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 IRTG by the DFG. In case of equal qualification, handicapped persons will be given preference.
Applications quoting reference no. 80/2015 must be done using the Ph.D. positions branch within the Abbe School of Photonics' Online Application System. For further details, please refer to www.asp.uni-jena.de/irtg2101_application. The submission deadline is June 20, 2015. Selected candidates will be invited to Jena to take part in admission interviews. The positions will be filled as soon as possible, but not before September 1, 2015.
For further information about specific projects, please feel free to contact the individual principal investigators offering the research topics. Concerning any other information about this call, please contact Dr. Dorit Schmidt, Abbe School of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, phd-asp@uni-jena.de.
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The Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) provides and coordinates the graduate studies in optics and photonics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (FSU Jena), promoting their academic careers and providing job experience in the photonics industry. The School's interdisciplinary education programs are embedded within the framework of a cross-fertilizing research environment inherent to the...

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