PhD Student in Physics


The Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI), Berlin, Germany, a non-university research institution and member of the Leibniz Association, pursues basic and applied research in ultrafast science, applying a large variety of lasers and methods of time-resolved spectroscopy and structure research.

The Max-Born-Institute, Division C “Nonlinear processes in condensed matter”, announces an open position for a

PhD student (w/m/d)

in the field of physics of ultrafast lasers.

Job profile:

The research group plays an internationally leading role in the generation of pulses with high peak powers at wavelengths longer than 4 µm. This research enables new applications in the physics of condensed matter. The successful applicant will be a member of a team of laser researchers and work on the generation of ultrashort pulses in the mid-infrared wavelength range. Few-cycle pulses will be generated in novel solid-state laser sources and/or with sophisticated methods of nonlinear optics. Integral part of the thesis work will be numerical calculations of nonlinear pulse propagation and the spatiotemporal pulse properties, potentially including first applications in time-resolved experiments.


The successful applicant holds an above-average master or diploma in physics, electrical engineering, or a related subject. We expect a strong commitment for doing research as well as profound knowledge in at least two of the following subjects, including optics, laser physics, solid-state physics or optoelectronics.


MBI offers a 3-year appointment with a salary according to the German salary scheme for the public sector (TVöD) (75%).

MBI is an equal opportunity employer, applications by female candidates are invited in particular. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, severely handicapped persons are given preference.

MBI supports the reconcilability of family and working life and is certified as family-friendly by the “family audit”.

Please use the button “Apply online” and upload your application with a cv, certificates and descriptions of previous studies or professional activities as well as a list of publications and reference letters electronically via the MBI online recruiting platform at The deadline for applications is 31.05.2019.

For further information please contact Dr. U. Griebner, Tel. +49 30 6392 1457.