PhD student (m/f/d) | Optics and nanophotonics

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Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm

Job Code: 10/2023

Job Offer from February 13, 2023

The Department of Sustainable and Bio-inspired Materials (Director Prof. Dr. Silvia Vignolini) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of PhD student (m/f/d) in Optics and nanophotonics.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of nanomaterials. We invite applications from outstanding young scientists to work in an interdisciplinary project aimed to understand chirality transfer across multiple length-scales in different types of nanomaterials. The position will be focused on numerical modelling to investigate light-matter interaction in bio-inspired materials, in collaboration with Dr Kevin Vynck at the Institute of Light and Matter in Lyon, France.

The candidate should have a degree in Physics or Engineering or closely related fields, with an outstanding profile, a strong background and interests in

  • numerical simulations, such as light scattering (T-matrix) and transport (Monte-Carlo), finite-elements (FE) or FDTD, ray tracing optics.
  • Light matter interaction
  • Optics and ray-tracing

The position will be under the direct supervision of Silvia Vignolini.

The position is vacant with immediate effect.

To submit your candidature please send an email to: Justyna Powazynska , with subject Optics and nanophotonic – [Name, Surname], with attached PDF version of your CV and a short cover letter.

Please send us your application in English until March 03, 2023.

The candidate CV will be evaluated internally according to the project and the best candidates will be invited for an online interview. After the online interview the interviewed candidates will receive an email with the final decision.

The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Sustainable and Bio-inspired Materials Department, under the supervision of Silvia Vignolini.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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