Interferometry expert d/f/m

Stellenangebot vom 20. September 2022

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover, Germany, is looking for Interferometry expert d/f/m.

Our research
The open positions are in the ‘Precision Interferometry and Fundamental Interactions’ group, led by Prof. Guido Müller. This group played a major role in providing key laser technologies for the current generation of gravitational wave detectors. Those technologies enabled the first direct detection of a gravitational wave, awarded the Nobel prize in 2017. This group is intensely involved in the design and development of lasers and squeezed light sources for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors such as the Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer.

Your profile
The ideal candidate has a PhD in optical engineering or physics and at least 3 years of relevant experience.
Experience working with the mentioned software packages (or similar) in optical and mechanical design work is a necessity. Experience in the area of ultra-high resolution interferometry on complex structures at the pm-level for example for the LISA mission would be extremely welcome. The candidate needs to be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English.

We offer
This is a position in the area of high resolution optical interferometry, optical design, and optical and mechanical simulation. The candidate is expected to set up a testbed to verify the dimensional stability of opto-mechanical structures at the 10fm/√Hz level for future space-based gravitational wave missions. The candidate is also expected to perform optical and mechanical design work using various design software packages such as Zemax, Finesse, IfoCad, Solidworks or similar packages. The candidate is expected to proactively work with the scientists, postdocs and students of the space group at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover to support their design work.
Payment is according of the pay scale of public services in Germany TVöD Bund E13.
|The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more severely disabled people. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, skin color, origin, religion and ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

Your application
Please upload your complete application documents (including a short motivation letter of maximum 1 page, your CV, the master degree certificate, an official transcript, and the contact of a senior scientist that would be willing to provide a reference letter) combined into a single PDF file on our applicant portal:

The application is open until 06.10.2022

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