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The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) and the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) permanently offer excellent opportunities to achieve academic careers at every degree (Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral degrees). Currently, more than 300 doctoral researchers are educated in ASP's doctoral program. At times, open positions for doctoral studies will be advertised here. ASP offers strong support to acquire postgraduate funding. In addition, a number of open research and teaching positions will be filled following the selection of appropriate candidates.

Please follow the instructions by the most recent calls. Moreover, unsolicited applications are be submitted at any time via our Online Application System.

2 researcher (PhD or postdoc) positions in the frame of the ERC Advanced Grant "SALT" in laser physics (published August2019)

The positions  will be in the group of Prof. Jens Limpert at the Insitute of Applied Physics on "Performance Scaling of Ultrafast Thulium-doped fiber lasers" and "Frequency conversion of long-wavelength ultrafst lasers". Application deadline is August 31, 2019. Find more details here.

More than 5 doctoral researcher (PhD) positions within the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1375 "NOA - Nonlinear Optics on Atomic scales" (updated August 2019)

The recently installed and DFG-funded CRC 1375 NOA will focus on exploring fundamental nonlinear processes of light matter interaction in low-dimensional nanostructures, such as atomically thin layers, nanoparticles and -wires, nanostructured surfaces and molecular assemblies. The CRC team further wants to explore quantum phenomena as light-induced tunneling of electrons through metallic nanogaps and field-driven carrier acceleration in plasmonic nanostructures, atomic lattices and 2D-materials and construct new subwavelength-scale materials with tailored high nonlinearity for optical switching and frequency conversion by stacking atomically thin amorphous or crystalline films and employing deep subwavelength field enhancement utilizing nanostructures. NOA is still open for unsolicited applications from highly motivated students concerning doctoral researcher (PhD) positions, to start as early as possible. For further details, please review The still-open positions are detailed at

1 doctoral researcher (PhD) position in the Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse" on "Mid-infrared microscopy with quantum light for chemical imaging of cell Communities" (published July 2019)

The position will be in the group of Prof. Andreas Tünnermann, Dr. Markus Gräfe, Dr. Frank Setzpfandt in the Cluster of Excellence. Application deadline is August 5, 2019. Find more details here.

1 Junior Research Group Leader and 2 postdoctoral researcher positions on the development of new concepts for catalytic processes (published June 2019)

The positions are available in the Ultrafast Optics group of Prof. Stefan Nolte at the Institue of Applied Physics. Application deadline is July 12, 2019. Find more Details here.

2 doctoral researcher (PhD) positions at the Institute of Solid State Physics on "Ion beam processing of modern materials" and "Semiconductor nanowire photonics" (published June 2019)

The Solid State Physics Group of Prof. Carsten Ronning at the Institute of Solid State Physics is offering two PhD positions under the above mentioned topics. For more details, please review the position announcents concerning Ion beam processing and Semiconductor nanowire photonics or contact directly.

1 PhD position on "Electronic structure and strong-field calculations for atoms and ions (published January 2019)

The Relativistic Quantum Dynamics Group of Prof. Stephan Fritzsche at the Institute of Theoretical Physics is offering a PhD position under the above topic. For more details, please review the position announcement and contact directly.