ORGANISATION/COMPANYMicrowave Photonics GmbH
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Communication engineeringEngineering › Materials engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/03/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Oberhausen
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER956857
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 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 GmbH. 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 offers 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 your 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.
Benefits and salary
The MSCA program offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment:
- Living allowance = 3270 euro/month (correction factor to be applied per country);
- Mobility allowance = 600-1100 euro/month (depending on the family situation).
Note: In addition to the individual scientific project, all fellows of the TERAOPTICS ITN will benefit from further continuing education, which includes secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences. The approximate gross salary stated above is subject to employer’s statutory deductions and the amount varies according to the living costs of the host country.
Further information and details for submitting a job application
For additional information, please contact: Vitaly Rymanov (email@example.com).
The latest starting day for this ESR fellowship is the 1st of September, 2021 or an earlier 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: 31 March, 2021.
EURAXESS offer ID: 535232
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