The Chair of Photonics & Ultrafast Laser Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a 

PhD at Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science (m,f,x) for 3 years, 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

Our scientific mission is to advance ultrafast laser technology, explore new areas of coherent light generation, and apply our uniquely tailored ultrafast sources to better understand chemical, biological, and physical processes.

The project aims to develop a short-wave infrared oscillator emitting dual-frequency combs for high-spectral-resolution, high-speed laser spectroscopy, and asynchronous optical sampling.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline: 22.07.2024

Your tasks:

  • Implementation of experimental setups,
  • Analysis of results,
  • Support students,
  • Participating conferences to present latest research results.

Your profile:

  • Candidates should hold a Masters degree, in Physics, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Ideally, the candidate already has hands-on experience with the manipulation of ultrashort laser pulses.
  • The candidate is expected to have excellent English oral and written skills.
  • Additionally, independence, motivation, team working spirit and the desire to work in an international environment will be crucial.
  • Fluency in German (at least C1 level, in word and writing – required for an effective communication and for teaching in German).

Our offerings:

  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • Team-oriented collaboration in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • A friendly and collegial environment
  • Opportunities to work from any location
  • Other social benefits in accordance with the TV-L

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

You can find information about TV-L at:

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Michelle Reiche; Phone.: +49234 32 25757

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3537 until 22.07.2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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