Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Doktorand/in, m/w/d) für die Entwicklung einer Optischen Plattform zur Detektion von Biomolekülen gesucht

Open PhD Student Position (m/f/d) for the development of an optical platform for the detection of biomolecules

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The Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT) invites applications for one PhD Student Position (m/f/d) for the development of an optical platform for the detection of biomolecules (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) to start on October 01, 2022. The position is limited to 36 months. The scope of the job corresponds to 75 % of the collectively agreed working hours. The possibility for a PhD thesis is given and desired.


The advertised position deals with the development of a novel integrated optical platform for the high-sensitivity detection of biochemical substances with relevance in medicine, environmental analytics and the life sciences. 

We offer a motivated, dynamic working atmosphere in a highly topical research field at the interface between optics and photonics, physics and engineering.

Conditions of appointment

Requirement for the recruitment is a successfully completed university science degree (Master) in physics, optical technologies, engineering or a related field. In-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas is necessary: additive manufacturing of optical microstructure arrays, optical measurement and sensing, data analysis. Experience in general optics and photonics, optics simulation, optical measurement technology as well as good programming knowledge are advantageous.

We expect a high level of commitment and motivation, enjoyment of independent, experimental and theoretical work, good written and spoken German and English skills as well as good communication skills.

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 information please contact Prof. Dr. Bernhard Roth (Phone: 0511 762-17907,
Email: bernhard.roth@hot.uni-hannover.de). Further information on HOT can be found on our website: www.hot.uni-hannover.de 


Please submit your complete application documents including letters of recommendation until August 15, 2022 to:


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover

Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT)
Nienburger Str. 17

D-30167 Hannover

or by Email to Mrs. Vera Vollmert: office@hot.uni-hannover.de  



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