The International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2101 "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers 9 doctoral student (PhD) positions in the field of experimental and theoretical optical physics, with emphasis on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and to control light in ultra-compact devices. This IRTG program is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is in collaboration with three Canadian research institutions: the University of Toronto, the Université Laval in Québec City, and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Varennes/Montréal. Selected doctoral students will be offered joint supervision by two German and one Canadian supervisors, a long-term research stay in Canada (6…12 months), and an annual intercontinental summer or winter school with collocated project meetings.
We are looking for the most excellent Diploma or M.Sc. graduates in physics, photonics, engineering or a related subject with a strong interest in experimental integrated optics. Applicants must have gained experience working in their subject area during their completed degree program. The recruitment procedure will be based on a strict selection process focusing on the candidates' demonstrated potential for scientific excellence.
The submission deadline is June 20, 2015. Selected candidates will be invited to Jena to take part in a recruitment meeting on July 8 and 9, 2015. Applicants who cannot ensure their presence in Jena during the recruitment meeting due to strong external conditions will be interviewed online. The positions will be filled as soon as possible, but not beforeSeptember 1, 2015.
For further information about specific projects, please feel free to contact the individual principal investigators offering the research topics. Concerning any other information about this call, please contact Dr. Dorit Schmidt, Abbe School of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, firstname.lastname@example.org.