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PhD position in Experimental Quantum Optics

We offer a position for one doctoral student for a period of up to three years. The PhD projects is funded by a European Union Innovative Training Network (ITN). The aim of such ITNs is to provide structured, high quality, doctoral-level training in academia, with involvement of industry and academic research teams. Besides working on internationally competitive research projects in our laboratory, the successful applicants will attend ITN schools and workshops, have access to a professional skills program, and receive additional scientific training at academic partners in the network.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN) provide a unique experience for young researchers who benefit from secondments and travel opportunities as well as network based training and research. Each Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) will be registered for a PhD. Successful candidates will receive an attractive salary package, including generous mobility and, if applicable, family allowances.

Research topic

LIMQUET, Light-Matter Interfaces for Quantum Enhanced Technology, will train high-level young researchers through the development of innovative techniques to interface light and matter at the quantum level using atoms, nanostructures and photons, with applications in optics and quantum information processing. The training Network will enhance and use the synergy between the partners to produce a high-level doctoral training program in the field of quantum technology, including complementary skills and a pertinent impact of outreach activities. In order to enhance the career perspectives, the ESR will be jointly supervised and will be hosted on secondment by an academic partner.

The goal in our project is the research and development on microscopy/spectroscopy with single photon detection and high timing resolution.

Eligibility criteria

Given that the positions are funded by the European Commission on a H2020-MSCA-ITN, eligibility restrictions apply:

  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Our offer

You can expect an open and friendly atmosphere in our young team with flexible working hours and further training opportunities. Through your work you can directly influence the success of our company. We look forward to receiving your detailed application by e-mail to

Please submit the following information to

  • academic CV (if already available : list of publications and conference contributions),
  • outline of research interests and relevant expertise,
  • transcripts of MSc degrees listing the qualification awarded and the courses taken (including marks).