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14 Aug 2024

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PhD Project
Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics

16 Doctoral Researcher Positions

14 Aug 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

At the Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics in Jena scientists work closely together in a trans-disciplinary approach aiming to develop urgently needed tools for the diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases based on novel optical and photonic technologies. InfectoOptics combines research in the field of optical high technologies with current topics in infection biology. The InfectoOptics doctoral researchers are integrated into the Jena School for Microbial Communication (, an interdisciplinary graduate training program funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation and based on top-level fundamental research.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics now invites applications for
16 Doctoral Researcher Positions (TV-L E13)

Information about the individual projects is available at

We expect:
• a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Physics or related fields. Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
• high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of InfectoOptics
• creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
• an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the Community of the Leibniz ScienceCampus
• very good communication skills in English

We offer:
• a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
• a doctoral researcher position funded for three years as well as generous basic research funding
• a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
• Membership at the Excellence Graduate School ‘Jena School for Microbial Communication’ (JSMC), currently encompassing around 135 dedicated doctoral researchers and providing a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills
• Jena – City of Science: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University

The LSC InfectoOptics partner institutions are equal opportunity employers. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the JSMC website:

Please acquaint yourself with the open PhD projects and the application process described on this website. Selected applicants will be invited to attend a recruitment meeting in Jena (in the week from October 19-23, 2015).

Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.

Application deadline: September 7, 2015

How to Apply

The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the JSMC website:

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Position Tags: life sciences, natural sciences, and physics or related fields.