CALLING ALL FUTURE EXPERTS! AT FRAUNHOFER MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TALENTS BY JOINING OUR DETECTOR GROUP. POSTS ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR:
Senior Scientist* for InP-based Photodetector Research and Development

Photonic integrated receiver circuits combine photonics, high frequency technology and semiconductor physics, three exciting and dynamic areas of applied research. Such photodetectors developed at HHI can be found at the end of every glass fiber, in scientific detectors (e.g. LIGO, ALMA), in satellites for communication with laser beams, and recently also in quantum communication and sensing applications.
HHI has a leading position worldwide in the field of photodetectors. The dynamism of this technology field opens up the scope for exciting scientific projects with a clear application perspective. You are assured of excellent contacts in the relevant industrial and scientific environment. We offer a wide range of opportunities in an international environment. WE are looking for people who want to make a difference.

What we expect from you

  • scientific university degree and PhD degree in physics or electronic engineering with focus on photonics
  • well-funded knowledge of physics, function and fabrication of semiconductor components such as e.g. photodiodes, SOAs and lasers
  • experience and expertise regarding RF simulations and packaging
  • knowledge of waveguide optics and monolithic integration of photodiodes with photonic circuits
  • experience with acquisition and management of projects
  • excellent English and knowledge of German language

What you can expect from us

We offer you a scientifically first-class working environment in a leading research institute as well as contacts to international industrial companies and research institutions.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is initially limited for 2 years.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

If you have any questions about this position, do not hesitate to contact:

Mr. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge
E-Mail: patrick.runge@hhi.fraunhofer.de

Applications in German language are also welcome.

Please submit your application documents (master degree certificates, employment references, CV, etc.) via our recruitment portal. Your application cannot be considered without the relevant supporting evidence. Only use the online-portal for applying for this position.

Job Reference: HHI-PC-2021-7 Closing Date: 31.05.2021
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