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Women in Photonics: Career Opportunities in Photonics

Photonics is a strongly growing sector of the economy and a major research area in Europe. In Thuringia and in particular in Jena, the scientific and industrial location is shaped by universities, research institutes and companies in the field of optics and photonics. While the number of young, well-trained female graduates is high, women who hold a leading position in academia and high-tech industry are still underrepresented.

The workshop “Women in Photonics“ aims to connect excellent female scientists at the beginning of their career with experts in photonics holding leading positions at research institutions and companies. The event addresses young female postdocs in the field of (bio)photonics, who want to present their own research work and build up new networks. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and jointly develop strategies for a successful professional career.

Canditates interested in participation can apply by sending an e-mail with their name, short CV including a list of recent publications and an abstract of the talk by January 15, 2018.

Participation is free of charge. A limited number of grants for travel and accomodation will be available.

To register for the workshop please follow the link below.



Marc Skupch
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Tel.: +49 3641 206 035
E-mail: marc.skupch(a)

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