Open Positions

Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Interfaces-PhD research assistant.

Surface science studies are of great importance to advance our knowledge of self-assembled monolayers, foams, catalysis and in nanotechnology. Accessing buried interfaces is, however, particularly challenging since most techniques are not interfacial specific or cannot be applied under technical relevant conditions. In our institute we have established inherently surface specific methods such as optical second-harmonic generation (SHG), sum-frequency generation (SFG) and hyper-Rayleigh scattering (HRS) with ultra-short laser pulses to address the interfacial properties of advanced materials.

In order to strengthen our nonlinear optics subgroup, we are looking for a talented young researcher with interests in interface science and/or laser spectroscopy. We offer a diverse, multidisciplinary and stimulating working environment with excellent possibilities for professional and personal growth. We provide hands on experience in state-of-the-art femtosecond lasers and particle technology.

The applicant should hold a diploma or master degree in physics, chemistry or related fields. Remuneration will be experience-dependent according to TVL-E 13 (100%).

We look forward to meeting you.

Please send your application to

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Peukert

  • Working group: Chair of Particle Technology (Prof. Dr. Peukert)
  • Address:
    Cauerstraße 4
    91058 Erlangen
  • Email:

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