Physicist or similar (f/m/x)

The DLR Institute for Optical Sensor Systems develops, tests and uses optical sensors and spectroscopic techniques for various applications. In the department of Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy, work is carried out on the development of tailored optical systems with the aim of their application for laboratory analysis and for remote sensing of extraterrestrial objects inside and outside our galaxy. Another focus of the work is to adapt suitable laser spectroscopy methods for future robotic missions to explore our solar system.

We are offering a part-time position in the Physical Foundations of IT Security team within the Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy department. Our research interests include fundamental methods and technologies as well as applications of optical quantum technologies. The former include quantum light sources and quantum memories. The latter include repeater-based quantum communications, optical quantum computing, and optical neuromorphic computing architectures for artificial intelligence.

Applicants are expected to further strengthen our team in researching quantum memories based on room temperature vapor cells for quantum tokens. Scientific methods of atomic physics, in particular the concept of electromagnetically induced transparency in lambda systems, will be applied.


  • completed master's degree in physics with very good grades
  • demonstrated in-depth knowledge and interest in quantum optics and quantum technology
  • experience in atomic physics and with quantum memories and single photon sources
  • basic knowledge of programming with Python and networking techniques
  • motivation for experimental work on interesting research questions
  • very good written and spoken English
  • first experience with scientific publishing

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Location: Germany, Berlin
Categories: atomic physics, Experimental skills, Physicist, Physics, Programming, quantum memories, quantum optics, quantum technology,


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