The Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking a

Scientific Assistant
(salary level 13 TV-L, 50%)

This fixed-term position will start at the earliest opportunity and is limited to a period of three years. The regular working time for this position is currently 19 hours and 55 minutes per week, and the teaching obligation is two hours per week (SWS).

The scope of duties includes basic and application-oriented research on temporally and spatially resolved chemically selective microscopy.

We offer:

  • the current, interdisciplinary research topic of modern nonlinear optics
  • a position that is initially limited to one year but can be extended by another two years if the interim evaluation at the end of the first contract does not result in a negative assessment of the doctoral project by any of the professors (numbering at least two)
  • integration into a supportive team

Requirements for the position:

  • a master's degree from a university or applied university in physics, electrical engineering, physical chemistry or a comparable degree programme
  • an understanding of at least one of the following topics: generation and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses, nonlinear spectroscopy or microscopy, or numerical modelling of the propagation of ultrashort light pulses in scattering nonlinear media
  • ability to perform independent scientific work as well as problem solve and present results

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please send your application with a maximum of two PDF files as an attachment (one with the letter of application and your personal documents and the second with a copy of your master’s thesis) by email no later than 06.01.2020 under the subject line "PhD microscopy" to

Prof Dr Carsten Fallnich
AG Optical Technologies
Institute of Applied Physics
University of Münster
Corrensstr. 2
48149 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-36160
Fax: +49 251 83-36162

Further information can be obtained by phone or by email; general information on the working group's research can be found at