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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin oder Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) im Bereich „Optische Erfassung (bio-)mechanischer Parameter mittels Brillouin-Streuung“

Scientific Employee (m/f/d) in the field of “Optical detection of (bio-)mechanical parameters via Brillouin scattering”

(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %)

The Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT) invites applications for the position of a Scientific Employee (m/f/d) in the field of “Optical detection of (bio-)mechanical parameters via Brillouin scattering” (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) to start on 01.01.2022. The position is initially limited to 24 month with the possibility of extension. The scope of the job corresponds to 75 % of the collectively agreed working hours. The opportunity to do a doctorate is given and encouraged.


The advertised position is attached to the newly established “Phytophotonics” professorship and is supervised jointly with the “Applied Photonics” working group at HOT.

The position deals with the research of Brillouin scattering as a metrology for the characterization of mechanical parameters of 3D-printed optics. The planned research tasks are embedded in the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD and complete the possibilities for a comprehensive characterization of the manufactured optics in the research area “Optical Metrology”.

In addition, participation in the acquisition of third-party funds as well as the support of courses will be part of the responsibilities.

We offer a motivating, dynamic working atmosphere in a current, application-oriented research field at the interface between optics, physics and metrology.

Employment requirements

The prerequisite for employment is a successfully completed academic university degree (master's) in physics, optical technologies, engineering or a related subject. In-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Brillouin and/or Raman spectroscopy, additive manufacturing of optical structures, optical measurement technology and sensor technology. Experience in applied optics and photonics as well as good programming skills are an advantage.

We expect a high level of commitment and motivation, enjoyment of independent, experimental and theoretical work, good written and spoken English (knowledge of German is an advantage) and good communication skills.

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your complete application documents including letters of recommendation until September 30, 2021 to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover
Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT)
Nienburger Str. 17
D-30167 Hannover

or by email to Prof. Dr. Dag Heinemann:

For information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dag Heinemann (Email:

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