Applied Spectroscopy (IS), Fiber Modeling and Fabrication (FF), Fiber Optics Technology (PF), Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF), Imaging Optical Design (FD), Integrated Optics (PI), Laser Systems (PL), Lasers in Manufacturing (FL), Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography (BM), Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics (BP), Nanophotonics (ON), NonImaging Optical Design (FN), Nonlinear Optics (OL), Optical Cooling and Trapping (OT), Optical Fabrication & Testing (FM), Optical Material Studies (OM), Optics in Digital Systems (ID), Optoelectronics (PO), Photonic Detection (PD), Photonic Metamaterials (OP), Polarization (FP), Quantum Computing and Communication (OC), Quantum Optical Science and Technology (OQ), Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH), Systems and Instrumentation (FS), Thin Films (FT), Ultrafast Optical Phenomena (OU)
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On July 1, 2019, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU) and the Humboldt University Berlin, will establish the Collaborative Research Center 1375 "NOA –Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales".
Composed by 13 projects, NOA will explore fundamental nonlinear processes of light-matter-interaction in low-dimensional nanostructures, such as atomically thin layers, nanoparticles and -wires, nanostructured surfaces and molecular-plasmonic hybrid materials. We will theoretically and experimentally explore quantum phenomena such as light-induced tunneling of electrons through metallic nanogaps, higher harmonic generation and field-driven carrier acceleration in plasmonic nanostructures, atomic lattices and 2D-materials. It is one of NOA's goals to design and construct new subwavelength-scale materials with tailored high nonlinearity for optical switching and frequency conversion and thereby, among others, push nonlinear optical sensing down to the atomic resolution level. Optical fields will be concentrated and shaped with plasmonic nanostructures to locally probe molecular transitions, including those inaccessible to the far-field. Supported by a synergistic modeling of field and quantum dynamics, we will monitor excitation transfer and chemical reactions in real time at the single-molecule level with down to sub-nanometer resolution.
For the first 4-year-funding period, NOA is offering 24 doctoral researcher positions (0,75 TV-L E13).
The doctoral works will be performed in exceptional and highly internationalized research groups at the main NOA location in Jena as well at the partnering Universities in Berlin and Munich, all in Germany. Each doctoral topic will offer outstanding opportunities for developing as a young-career researcher. All candidates will be thoroughly introduced to the individual topic and excellently supervised according to the highest standards of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Applications must be done using the doctoral (PhD) positions branch within the Abbe School of Photonics' Online Application System, choosing "DFG SFB 1375 NOA" in the dropdown menu in the last step. For further application details, please refer to www.asp.uni-jena.de/noa_application. The submission deadline is June 23, 2019. During your application, please make sure to state clearly your preferred research field and/or your supervisor within NOA. Further information on the thrilling research of NOA can be found at www.asp.uni-jena.de/noa.Concerning any other information about this call, please contact Dr. Christian Helgert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking for the most excellent Diploma or M.Sc. graduates in physics, photonics, or a related subject with a strong topical background related to physics and photonics.
Additional Salary Information: All salaries will be based on TV-L E13 scientific positions in agreement with German payscale legislation. In Germany, each employee has 30 days of vacation p.a.
Internal Number: CRC 1375 NOA
About Abbe School of Photonics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
The Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) provides education programs with multidisciplinary coverage of optical and photonics technology field topics, ranging from current scientific aspects to engineering, with product applications possible in major economic sectors such as information and communication technologies, medicine and health, manufacturing and energy consumption. Enrolled students are trained for technical industry positions or scientific research positions in academia.