Join our Team as a Postdoc or PhD Candidate

We are currently looking for ambitious postdocs and PhD candidates with strong theoretical and/or experimental background to join our recently acquired projects.

Postdoctoral candidates should have experience and a proven track record in one of the following fields:

  • Integrated optics and silicon photonics
  • Optical signal processing and nonlinear optics
  • Optical communications and digital signal processing
  • 3D lithography and polymer photonics
  • Optical metrology, sensing, and biophotonics
  • Thz communications and 6G Wireless
  • Space-division multiplexing and optical neural networks
  • Nanofabrication and semi-conductor processing
  • Cryo communications for quantum computers

Applicants should have completed a PhD, Master or an equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Photonics, Physics or related fields. We expect excellent writing and oral communication skills along with the ability to work independently. Ambitious postdoctoral researchers might find an excellent opportunity to combine high-level scientific research with leadership responsibilities, thereby gaining experience in building up their own research environment.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application documents (CV, certificates, references) electronically as one single pdf file to bewerbung does-not-exist.ipq kit edu and also Prof. Koos directly

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Tenure-track Professorship (W1) “Quantum Information Processing - Technology and Concepts”


Job description

We are looking for a person who represents quantum technology-based information processing and/or quantum technology-based communication technology in research, teaching, and innovation. In particular, we address applicants who work theoretically, experimentally, or technologically and who will expand quantum technology activities at ETIT. Applicants should have deep expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Quantum Networks
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Technologies and Concepts for Quantum Computers
  • Quantum Error Correction
  • Readout Electronics and Photonic/Electronic Hybrid Technologies for Quantum Systems
  • Quantum Metrology
  • Quantum Machine Learning

Personal qualification

Candidates are expected to have an international scientific track record, very good teaching skills, and initial leadership experience. Successful acquisition of an externally evaluated junior research group (e.g. ERC Starting Grant, DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group) is required. At the time of publication of this vacancy notice, not more than half of the above group’s funding period must have expired. In addition, emphasis is placed on the willingness to transfer research results to application. Applicants are expected to acquire third-party funding and to actively participate in university committees. In teaching, active participation in existing and new German and English-language courses of ETIT is expected, especially in the field of Quantum Engineering. The future holder of the professorship will have the opportunity to cooperate within the KIT Centers for Information, Systems, Technologies (KCIST), Materials (MaTeLiS), and the Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP). Your university duties will include a teaching obligation of 4 hours per week per semester (SWS), and after your positive evaluation of 6 SWS.

The employment will be subject to Article 14 (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with Article of the Baden-Württemberg Act on Universities and Colleges as well as to the Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-track professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

The evaluation procedure and the general evaluation criteria are outlined in the Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-track Professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), cf. Official Announcement 01 of 2019:

The subject-specific evaluation criteria include independence and originality of research and scientific visibility, publication performance in renowned journals, acquisition of third-party funding, transfer of research results to application, excellent teaching evaluations, successful supervision of final theses (B.Sc./M.Sc.) and doctoral students as well as active participation in KIT committees.


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