Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung Junior Research Group Leaders for Quantum Photonics | Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena


Posted: 21-Apr-23

Location: Germany

Type: Full Time

Salary: 80.000 EUR p.a.


Academia, Research Laboratory

Job Function:

Professor / Faculty

Technical Division:

Applied Spectroscopy (IS)

Imaging Optical Design (FD)

Integrated Optics (PI)

Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography (BM)

NonImaging Optical Design (FN)

Nonlinear Optics (OL)

Optical Communications (PC)

Optical Material Studies (OM)

Optical Metrology (OR)

Optics in Digital Systems (ID)

Optoelectronics (PO)

Photonic Detection (PD)

Photonic Metamaterials (OP)

Quantum Computing and Communication (OC)

Quantum Optical Science and Technology (OQ)

Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH)

Systems and Instrumentation (FS)

Ultrafast Optical Phenomena (OU)

Years of Experience:


Salary Details:

The Junior Group Leader Grants will be 700.00 EUR each, awarded to the appointees. These grants will cover the junior group leaders’ salary according to German salary scales (TV-L 14), but will also be used to hire further scientific staff to build up an independent research group.

Additional Information:

4 openings available.

The Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung Center for Quantum Photonics Jena – Stuttgart – Ulm (CZS Center QPhoton) in Germany offers four outstanding junior researchers the opportunity to establish independent research groups at the Abbe Center for Photonics in Jena, and at the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology IQST with the University of Stuttgart, and Ulm University.

Our Vision: Optimizing imaging and sensing techniques to monitor and control quantum systems, the application of quantum technologies to develop quantum-enhanced imaging methods, and the development and deployment of sophisticated methods to control and distribute quantum information.

Please find a detailed description of this great opportunity at


  • have completed your doctorate no longer than 5 years ago. Exceptions from this rule are possible, if well justified in the individual case.
  • have proven outstanding academic achievements.
  • have a fundamental research interest in at least one of the following areas:
    • Sensing technology to control quantum systems, …including application-oriented (nonlinear) imaging techniques for quantum sensing, quantum simulators and quantum computers.
    • Quantum technology for advanced quantum imaging methods, …including imaging methods with quantum light, particularly concerning progress from existing lab demonstrations to application-oriented settings.
    • Information processing for quantum technology, …including quantum information and advanced information processing methods for data analysis and quantum-based network architectures.
    • Photonic systems for quantum control and information processing, …including holistic photonic system design and integration
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About Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) is the academic center of scientific activities in the fields of optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena de. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute Jena, the Helmholtz Institute Jena, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, and the German Optics Museum. In the last years, ACP has become one of the leading European centers for research and education in optics and photonics as well as in the development and transfer of optical technologies. ACP is strongly engaged in young-career scientists’ education via its integrated Abbe School of Photonics and sustains strong links with local industry partners as well as with the international scientific community.

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