W3 professorship in experimental physics with a focus on optical quantum measurement technology

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern (Stadt), Rheinland-Pfalz (DE)
April 17 2019
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In the Department of Physics at the TU Kaiserslautern, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, a


W3 professorship in experimental physics

with a focus on optical quantum measurement technology


is to be filled as soon as possible.

The candidate should represent the field of experimental physics with a focus on optical quantum measurement technology in research and teaching.

We are looking for a scientist who is internationally recognised in one of the following fields of research:

  • Optical measurement technology with entangled photons / squeezed light
  • Quantum Spectroscopy and Quantum Imaging
  • Sources and detection techniques for quantum measurement (e.g. frequency combs)
  • Frequency conversion in and interaction with matter.

Applicants are expected to have experience in obtaining third-party funding, including through industrial cooperation, and to be willing to participate in coordinated research projects (in particular SFB/TRR 185 OSCAR).  The Department of Physics also participates in four other Collaborative Research Centres (SFB/TR49, SFB 926, SFB/TR88, SFB/TR173) and the State Research Centre OPTIMAS.

The personality to be appointed shall represent the areas mentioned in the degree programmes of Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. In particular, he/she should participate in the courses TechnoPhysik and Master of Advanced Quantum Physics. An active expansion of the Centre for Materials Characterization and Testing at the Fraunhofer ITWM in the direction of technological applications of optical quantum metrology is expected. In addition to the corresponding scientific qualification, special didactic skills and experience in teaching are required. On the long term, profound knowledge of the German language is required.

In addition to the general requirements under civil service law, the employment requirements laid down in Section 49 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act apply. The text is available on the homepage of the TU Kaiserslautern: https://www.uni-kl.de/intern/meine-tuk/hauptabteilung-1/rechtsvorschriften/

TU Kaiserslautern explicitly encourages qualified female academics as well as applicants with children to apply.

Severely handicapped persons with appropriate qualification will be preferred (please enclose proof).

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and TU Kaiserslautern represent a support concept in which a high presence of lecturers at the university is expected. The willingness to cooperate in university self-administration is a prerequisite.

With your application, you consent to the further internal processing of your data for official purposes in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Land Data Protection Law RLP.

Please send applications in electronic form as a single PDF file by 31.05.2019 together with the documents listed under https://www.physik.uni-kl.de/aktuell/stellenangebote/  to:

TU Kaiserslautern, Prof. Dr Sebastian Eggert, Dean of the Department of Physics, dekanat@physik.uni-kl.de