CALLING ALL FUTURE EXPERTS IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AT FRAUNHOFER MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TALENTS BY JOINING OUR PHOTONIC-SYSTEMS TEAM. POSTS ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR:
Scientist - Optical Communications

You will carry out research projects on classical and quantum optical communications. Both fiber and free-space channels are considered. You will exploit the project results for dissemination, production of intellectual property and acquisition of new research projects. We offer the possibility to work on a PhD if you do not have one.

What we expect from you

  • You hold an outstanding university scientific degree (e.g. master degree) in electrical engineering or physics
  • in-depth knowledge of photonics, optical components (laser, modulators, photodetectors), single-photon processing, optical propagation, high-speed electronics
  • lab experience to generate, transmit and receive optical signals
  • good programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Matlab, Python, VHDL, …)
  • good knowledge of optical system design (e.g., using Zemax)
  • ability to model systems and to perform their experimental verification
  • considered as assets: experience in the acquisition of EU- and ESA-funded projects.
We are looking for creative, highly motivated, proactive, target-oriented and analytical thinkers.

What you can expect from us

In our group we develop innovative high-speed photonic systems. You will have the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills and experience that go beyond purely technical work.
Furthermore you can expect:
  • Personal development opportunities through individual further education measures
  • Flexible working hours to balance work and family life
  • Work in a dynamic team.
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, please contact:

Dr. Nicolas Perlot
E-Mail:nicolas.perlot@hhi.fraunhofer.de

Please submit your application documents (master/doctoral degree certificates, employment references, CV, etc.) via our recruitment portal. Your application cannot be considered without the relevant supporting evidence.

Job Reference: HHI-2021-87 Closing Date: 15.12.2021
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