The Chair of Photonics and Terahertztechnology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a 

research associate (m,f,x) for the Research Project “Electrically injected spin-vertical cavity surface emitting lasers for ultrafast data communication" for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week (TV-L E 13)

The main focus of PTT‘s research is on semiconductor lasers. Starting from material science aspects, like investigations of new semiconductor materials and spintronics, we are heavily involved in the exploration of the semiconductor laser dynamics, and in applications of semiconductor laser systems in optical imaging and Terahertz (THz) Technology.

Within the Reinhart-Koselleck project “Electrically injected spin-vertical cavity surface emitting lasers for ultrafast data communication” we search up to three research associate positions. The tasks include research in the field of Optoelectronics, in particular on spin-controlled lasers. Moreover, the handling of third-party funded projects (research- and development work, preparing and presenting project reports, mentoring of bachelor and master students and student assistants) will be part of the scope as well. In cooperation with partners, vertical cavity surface emitting laser structures with electrical spin injection will be designed, fabricated and analyzed experimentally and theoretically. Part of the fabrication work will be at our partner Technical University of Berlin.

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

Your tasks:

  •  Tasks in research (experimentally / analytically) in the field of semiconductor laser design, fabrication and characterziation
  • Handling of third-party funds
  • Preparing and submitting publications
  • Presenting of research results
  • Support in submitting research applications

Your profile:

  • Candidates should hold a very good master degree (or diploma) in Electrical Engineering or Physics. Ideally, the candidate has wide experiences in the field of Semiconductor laser design, fabrication, characterization and modelling. 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.

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • a friendly and collegial environment
  • a modern equipped workplace

Additional information:

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

At the request of the applicant (m/f/d), the position can also be taken up on a part-time basis.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

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:

Prof. Dr. Martin Hofmann, Phone: +49234 32 23051

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: 1934 until 31/12/2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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