1. PhD Position Available in Lübeck: Development of an Ultra-Wideband FDML-Laser

    PhD Position Available in Lübeck: Development of an Ultra-Wideband FDML-Laser

    We offer a three year PhD student position for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) on laser development in biomedical optics. The position is part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) within the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. It will be within the project NETLAS (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/860807), which focuses on innovative solutions for fast, narrow linewidth, phase stable and wide tuning bandwidth swept sources as well as on their application in biomedical optics - especially for optical coherence tomography (OCT). 

    The position is in the group of Robert Huber at the University of Lübeck. The group has pioneered the Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser, one of the fastest wavelength swept light sources for OCT today. The candidate will develop an FDML laser with a record wavelength sweep range of >400nm (950-1400nm) for ultra high resolution and high-speed microscopic MHz-OCT/OCM.

    More information about the research of our group at the University of Lübeck can be found at: https://www.bmo.uni-luebeck.de/nc/en/research/ag-huber.htm. 

    To be eligible, we expect a good master (or equivalent) degree in engineering, physics or an equivalent discipline. The applicant should have a good background in at least one of the fields: optics, fiber optics and laser physics. Additional experience in electronics, programming and biomedical optics is welcome. Good skills in English language are required and the applicant should be willing to learn German. The successful applicant will work towards a university PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) and will submit a high quality dissertation for examination within 3 years of his or her appointment.

    According to the Marie Curie ITN regulations, as an ESR at the time of recruitment applicants should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and 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 appointment. 

    For questions, please send an e-mail to: sebastian.karpf@uni-luebeck.de

    To apply, please send your application to:

    bianka.pohlmann@uni-luebeck.de

    Your application should include your full CV as well as a one page summary on skills and where applicable experience in optics, fiber optics, laser physics or other relevant practical lab projects. Also, expertise in software, programming and other relevant information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement can be included.

    The application must include an academic track record starting with A-level/high school diploma certification and all university degree certifications.

    Please indicate two scientific mentors who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation if inquired.

    Please notice that only complete applications will be considered.

    Application deadline is December 11, 2020. 

    For further information on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks including living and mobility allowances, see: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/.

    Type of contract: Temporary

    Status: Full-time

    Hours per week: According to national regulations

    Start date:  earliest 1st February 2021

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