Jobs & Internships

There are always opportunities to participate in our group's research.

Open Positions

There are always opportunities to participate in our group's research. Our institute is part of the Alexander von Humboldt network.

If you are a student and like to gain some experimental experience, please come and visit us – we have always some opportunities of lab projects and internships. If you are interested, please contact one of our group's members.

If you are looking for a Bachelor, Master, or PhD position, please have a look at the different hot research topics we are offering at the moment. In addition to these topics, we offer several cutting-edge projects in the fields of plasmonicsnanoopticsultrafast spectroscopy, and modern material systems spectroscopy. Please contact Harald Giessen for details.

Current Openings
Type Topic Contact
Bachelor/Master Plasmonically Enhanced Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors Philipp Karl
Bachelor/Master Nanooptics on switchable plasmonic materials in the mid-infrared spectral region Julian Karst
Master Imaging of short-range skyrmions using s-SNOM Harald Giessen
Master Licht am Limit: Ultrakurze breitbandige Laserpulse Tobias Steinle
Bachelor/Master Plasmonic-based Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detector Philipp Karl

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy in biophotonics: 3D SRS (Stimulated Raman Scattering) imaging on biological tissue

Moritz Flöss
Hiwi/Bachelor/Master Rydberg excitons in cuprous oxide – towards an integrated and scalable solid state quantum device Annika Konzelmann


Nanooptics on swtichable plasmonic materials in the mid-infrared spectral region

Julian Karst

Bachelor/Master Metallic Spirals for Giant and Broadband Nonlinear Chiroptical Effects Harald Giessen
Bachelor/Master Topologische Plasmonik: Skyrmionen, Meronen und mehr Harald Giessen
Bachelor/Master Linking quantum optics and micromechanics: silicon nanoresonators Harald Giessen
Bachelor/Master Cavity plasmonics: strong coupling of carbon nanotube resonances with plasmonic resonances Harald Giessen
Bachelor 3D gedruckte funktionelle Mikrooptiken Harald Giessen
Bachelor Hybride Metaoberflächen und Metamaterialien Harald Giessen
Bachelor Integrierte quantenoptische Systeme Harald Giessen


Physical Optics

You are interested in theoretical and numerical work in the field of plasmonics and nanooptics? You would like to closely collaborate with experimentalists? Then, check the open positions in our junior research group Physical Optics. Please contact Thomas Weiss for details.

Current Openings
Type Topic Contact
Master Model based parameter estimation Thomas Weiss
Master Plasmonically enhanced dipole-dipole interaction Thomas Weiss

Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Dynamics in the Solid State

If you are interested in pursuing a thesis (bachelor, master or PhD level) or working in our Max Planck research group, please contact us for discussing possibilities.

Current Openings
Type Topic Contact
Bachelor Pulse characterization via MIIPS and FROG Systems Stefan Kaiser

Photonic Quantum Technologies

We offer twelve PhD positions in research and one PhD position in didactics in the framework of the Research Training Group. The starting date is April 1st 2021. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Please visit our website for further details and contact:

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