Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/d/w) für Optische Sensorik mit molekularen Nanoschalter-Materialen gesucht

PhD Student Position in the field of Optical Sensing with Molecular Nanoswitch Materials open

The Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT) invites applications for a PhD Student Position (m/f/d) in the field of Optical Sensing with Molecular Nanoswitch Materials (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75%) to start on October 01, 2021. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension. The possibility for a PhD thesis is given and desired.


The advertised position deals with the development, implementation and validation of novel optical sensors based on molecular nanoswitch materials for a variety of integrated optical applications. The topic is part of an interdisciplinary project with partners for chemistry from Leibniz University hannover. Close cooperation is necessary and guaranteed for successful implementation.

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

Conditions of appointment

Requirement for the recruitment is a successfully completed university degree (Master) in physics, optical technologies, engineering or a related field. In-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas: optical measurement and sensing, manufacturing and characterization of optical mirco-/nanostructures, data analysis. Experience in general optics and photonics, optics simulation, 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.

The deadline for applications is 15.08.2021.

For information please contact rof. Dr. Bernhard Roth (Phone: 0511 762 17907, Email: bernhard.roth@hot.uni-hannover.de).

Please submit your complete application documents including letters of recommendation 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: vera.vollmert@hot.uni-hannover.de

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