Microwave Photonics seeks for early stage researcher.

Microwave Photonics GmbH located in Oberhausen, Germany, seeks for an early stage researcher (ESR) in the field of terahertz photonics.
Job offer for early stage researcher

Microwave Photonics GmbH located in Oberhausen, Germany, seeks for an early stage researcher (ESR) in the field of terahertz photonics.

The ESR fellowship will be provided within the framework of the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020) TERAOPTICS. TERAOPTICS is a consortium of 5 academic universities and 6 industrial partners as well as further 13 partner organizations, with an awarded budget of 4 million Euro. TERAOPTICS will recruit altogether 15 early stage research (ESR) fellows.

TERAOPTICS stands for a research consortium addressing “Terahertz Photonics for Communications, Space, Security, Radio-Astronomy, and Material Science”. TERAOPTICS will create a vibrant, interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training-through-research environment. The consortium has the capacity to develop the altogether 15 PhD projects.


Low phase noise photonic integrated THz sources

This ESR fellowship is provided by the Microwave Photonics GmbH (MWP), a German high-tech start-up from University Duisburg-Essen, specialized in microwave photonic technologies. The ESR fellowship aims at researching new optical methods and processes for developing photonic integrated chips (PICs) for low phase noise reference oscillators. These integrated photonic reference oscillators will also be phase locked with heterodyne lasers for low phase noise optical THz generation. The research will contribute to non-destructive material testing in the THz domain and THz communications. The ESR fellowship will be supervised by senior engineer Vitaly Rymanov from Microwave Photonics. The ESR will be enrolled in the Electrical Engineering PhD program of University Duisburg-Essen.


General eligibility criteria

You will be employed as an early stage researcher according to Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN regulations, which offer excellent employment conditions including a high base salary and many additional benefits, such as allowances for travel, mobility, and education.

In order to apply you must not have resided or carried out any main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to their recruitment. You must also have less than 4 years of postgraduate research experience.

Specific requirements for the position:

  • Completed MSc degree in the fields of photonics, electrical engineering or other related fields;
  • Strong skills in microwave engineering are desirable;
  • Willingness to learn a variety of complementary techniques in the fields of photonic integration, photonic packaging, and RF engineering (related previous knowledge in those field is preferable);
  • Excellent English language and English writing skills;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team.


Further information and details for submitting a job application

For additional information, please contact: Vitaly Rymanov (vitaly.rymanov@microwave-photonics.com).

The expected start day for this ESR fellowship is the 4th January 2021 or a date as mutually agreed upon by both parties. Funding is provided for 36 months.

Equal opportunities in recruitment will be applied.

The recruitment process will include an interview (face-to-face or via video conference).

Please submit your application electronically (pdf-file) by email including your full CV to: vitaly.rymanov@microwave-photonics.com.

Application deadline is the 31st October 2020.