Offene Position für Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d) (PhD Position, m/w/d) – Integrierte Photonenquelle für satellitengestützte Quantenkommunikation

Open position for Research Assistant (PhD Position, m/f/d) – Integrated photon sources for satellite-based quantum communications

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The Institute of Photonics (IOP) invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (PhD Position, m/f/d) – Integrated photon sources for satellite-based quantum communications (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) starting at the earliest possible date. The position is limited for 3 years, with the possibility of extension.    

Responsibilities and duties

Your task will be the independent processing of the research project. This project focuses on the design and implementation of integrated entangled photon sources for quantum key distribution systems. The project involves the close collaboration with national/international industry partners.

Employment conditions

Applicants to the position must have a relevant scientific university degree (Diploma or Master), for example in physics, optical technologies, photonics and optics, electrical engineering. The ideal candidate has a strong background in optics and photonics and quantum mechanics. The candidate should have the ability and willingness to work together with experts from a broad background in science and technology. In addition, very good communication skills in English, oral as well as written, are expected.

Our offer

We offer the opportunity to conduct your research projects in a creative and independent manner within an inspiring, collegial and international team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to further your personal and professional development, to present your results at international conferences and to foster scientific exchange with scientists on an international level.

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 further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Kues.

Please submit your application together with the usual documents (CV, Cover Letter, Transcripts, etc.) by May 6th, 2022 in electronic form to

Email: michael.kues@iop.uni-hannover.de   

or alternatively by postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Institute of Photonics

Nienburger Str. 17

D-30167 Hannover



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