Student Assistant in the Research Department of Nanooptics

The Leibniz Institute of Photonics Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) offers the following position in the Research Department of Nanooptics starting on July 1, 2022:

Student Assistant (f/m/d)

The position is limited until November 30, 2022. The weekly working time is 10 hours.

The Leibniz-IPHT is a university independent research institute with close connection to the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and member of the Leibniz association.

Based on fundamental knowledge in physics and chemistry, we perform theoretical design with modern computer simulations and exploit the state-of-the-art nanotechnologies to realize high-definition novel nanostructures. Linear and nonlinear microscopic and spectroscopic methods are used to characterize the optical response of the nanostructures. Final functional nanostructures tailored for specific applications are then brought to real applications or utilized to address the fundamental questions in different research fields. The goal of the Research Department of Nanooptics is to understand, enhance and control nanoscale light-matter interactions through the application of rationally designed nanostructures.

Your field of activity:

This Hiwi position is intended to hire a candidate with programming experiences for the following two purposes:

  1. to write a program (LabView, python or similar) to connect an Andor camera (Zyla, Andor Technoloy, UK) and the GEMINI interferometer (NIREOS, Italy) to perform hyperspectral imaging. We already have independent programs that controls the devices.
  2. to write a program to connect a monochromator, photoelastic modulator (PEM), and a photomultiplier tube (PMT) to record a circular dichroism spectrum. The scan of the output wavelength of the monochromator needs to be synchronized with the scan of the operational wavelength of the PEM and the transmission intensity recorded by the PMT needs to be processed and linked to the operational wavelength.

Your qualification:

  • You are studying a bachelor's/master's degree and have very good programming skills.

Your knowledge and skills:

  • Hands-on experiences in LabView, python or similar software
  • Hands-on experiences in programming for device automation
  • Basic knowledge of optics and spectroscopy
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

We offer:

  • An open welcoming culture as well as a friendly and dedicated team committed to modern science and technology
  • An interdisciplinary research environment with the goal of translation and application-oriented research


Up to the marginal earnings limit (max. €450.00).

We are a modern, internationally oriented research institute. The compatibility of work and family is one of our central concerns. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social background.

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr. Jer-Shing Huang, Tel. +49 3641 206 404 / E-mail:

Please send your application electronically as one pdf file via Email until May 31, 2022 including your CV and certificates to:

Code: 1064

Or simply apply via our job portal by clicking on the “apply” button.

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