Doctoral Research Associate in Applied Physics

University of Munster

The Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 13)

at the earliest possible date. We are offering a fixed term part-time position (50%) for 3 years. Fulltime employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.

Your tasks:

The scope of duties includes theoretical and experimental research on tailoring laser beams for fast scanning applications and multi-droplet trapping for nano-chemistry. This position is tied to working towards a doctorate. Further information about the planned research can be obtained by phone (+49 251 83 36160) or email; general information on the working group's research can be found at

Our expectations:

  • a master's degree from a university or applied university in physics, photonic engineering, electrical engineering, physical chemistry or a comparable degree programme
  • a demonstrated understanding of at least one of the following topics: set-up and characterization of diode-pumped solid-state lasers, coupling of longitudinal and/or transverse modes, numerical modelling of light propagation in open multimodal resonators, optical tweezing, or multifocal optical systems.
  • the ability to independently carry out scientific work, solve problems and present results

Advantages for you:

  • a current, interdisciplinary research topic of modern nonlinear optics
  • the opportunity to work towards a doctorate
  • integration into a supportive team
  • close cooperation with the MESA+- Institute of the University of Twente (Enschede, NL) and the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre, as well as other national and international partners from both academia and industry

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Please send your application, divided into two PDF attachments (one containing the letter of application and your personal documents and the second containing a copy of your master’s thesis), by email with the subject line “PhD modes 09/2021” by the 5 September 2021 to

University of Münster
Institute of Applied Physics
AG Optical Technologies
Prof. Dr. Carsten Fallnich
Corrensstr. 2
48149 Münster