Our vision of advancing ultrafast metrology and its applications offers job opportunities in laser development, basic research on extremely fast processes in condensed matter, highly accurate and sensitive spectroscopy of biological samples, and electric-field molecular fingerprinting of clinical samples as well as in technical support. To learn more about our grand goals, please watch the video on the “our vision” tab. If they have aroused your interest, please feel free to upload your application as advised below. Whilst we are always open for unsolicited applications, this page displays some specific job openings in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP), Center for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA), and Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (CMF).

Our students and postdocs benefit from the access to a world-class infrastructure, a substantial amount of know-how present in our very diverse group, as well as from various carrier-development opportunities offered by the Max Planck Society and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In return, we expect our new colleagues to be willing to take on ambitious projects, accepting the risks that are unavoidable in research at the forefront of basic research.

  • Center for Molecular Fingerprinting
    Job Announcement // Systems Engineer (f/m/o)
    The research Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (CMF, www.mukkozpont.hu) develops in collaboration with Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich (LMU) and the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) cutting-edge femtosecond-attosecond laser technologies [1-5] for a novel cross-molecular detection of changes in the molecular composition of biological systems: infrared electric-field molecular fingerprinting [6]. The novel systems are utilized by a highly interdisciplinary team of physicists, data scientists, biologists and clinical personal to identify, via minuscule variations in the infrared response, diseases such as cancer in body liquid samples (https://www.lasers4life.de/). The successful candidate will work, together with scientists and technicians from CMF and LMU at the Laboratory for Extreme Photonics (LEX www.lex-photonics.de ) on the research campus Garching, north of Munich, on next-generation instruments based on bright, coherent, broadband mid-infrared sources and field-resolved detection. The goal for this position is to transform the latest research results into a technically mature and reliable laser-based measurement system with unprecedented performance with a special focus on automation, diagnostic, and data acquisition. The duration of the position is initially 2 years, with the possibility of extension. more

    Tasks:

    1. Transforming the newly developed laser (research) instruments into a reliable tool for spectroscopy
    2. Automation of procedures e.g. switch on/off
    3. Integration of diagnostic devices and sensors to build a GUI to control/log the instrument parameters
    4. Design/Improve hard-/software solutions

    Required qualifications:

    1. Excellent Master’s degree or higher in computer sciences or a related technical discipline;
    2. Experience with hardware programming and system/instrument building;
    3. Strong self-motivation and the ability to solve problems independently;
    4. Ideally, experience with laser systems;
    5. Ideally, experience with optical systems and sensors;
    6. Interest in interdisciplinary work with the interface to bio-medical applications;
    7. Good command of the English language, German/Hungarian language skills are advantageous.

    We offer:

    1. Access to the latest optical technologies and state-of-the-art laboratories;
    2. Excellent research and working conditions;
    3. Supportive, highly motivated, and multi-disciplinary team;
    4. Pleasant working atmosphere with many learning opportunities;
    5. Open-minded, inspiring, dynamic and international atmosphere, scientific flair;
    6. Pleasant working atmosphere with many learning opportunities;
    7. Competitive salary similar to German public service pay scale;
    8. Personal and professional training programmes.

    References:

    [1] J. Zhang et al., Light Sci. Appl. 7, 17180 (2018).
    [2] Q. Wang et al., Opt. Lett. 44, 2566 (2019).
    [3] N. Nagl et al., Opt. Lett. 44, 2390 (2019).
    [4] S. Sederberg et al., Nature Commun. 2, 430 (2020)
    [5] I. Pupeza et al., Nature Photon. 9, 721 (2015).
    [6] I. Pupeza et al., Nature 577, 52 (2020).

    Please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your CV and contact information of two references to Eszter Márton-Szűcs, as the HR associate.

    Contact:
    Eszter Márton-Szűcs
    Email: martonszucs@mukkozpont.hu

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  • Advanced Multilayer Optics
    Post-Doc // Development of dispersive mirrors in NIR and MIR ranges
    Since 60s, when the world has seen the first laser, the synthesis and production of multilayer dielectric coatings becomes to play an important role in the laser physics. A multilayer coating could provide much higher reflectivity in comparison to a pure metal mirror. Basing on successes in the multilayer coatings, laser physicists obtain shorter durations and higher intensities of pulses. One can notice that significant breakthroughs in the ultrafast physics in the past 20 years are associated with constitutive steps in the thin-­‐films optics. One of constitutive steps, namely, the invention of chirped mirrors makes possible accurate phase control and generation of single-­cycle optical pulse. more

    ATTO Lab

    Responsibilities:

    1. design and fabrication of NIR and MIR multilayer optics;
    2. development and test of different coating process;
    3. characterization of the newly developed near and mid-infrared optics;
    4. apply developed mirrors in laser systems

    Required qualifications:

    1. scientific excellence;
    2. leadership abilities;
    3. vacuum technique ;
    4. knowledge in thin-films coatings

    We offer:

    1. dynamic and friendly work environment;
    2. payment according to qualification and TV-L tariff ;
    3. modern and fully equipped labs;
    4. experienced project leader with many year

    References:

    [1] V. Pervak, T. Amotchkina, D. Hahner, S. Jung, Y. Pervak, M. Trubetskov, F. Krausz, “Complementary Si/SiO2 dispersive mirrors for 2-4µm spectral range”, Opt. Exp. 27, 34901 (2019)
    [2] T. Amotchkina, M. Trubetskov, D. Hahner, V. Pervak, “Characterization of e-beam evaporated Ge, YbF3, ZnS, and LaF3 thin films for laser-oriented coatings”, Appl. Opt. 59, A40 (2019)
    [3] T. Amotchkina, M. Trubetskov, S. Hussain, D. Hahner, D. Gerz, M. Huber, W. Schweinberger, I. Pupeza, F. Krausz, V. Pervak, “Broadband dispersive Ge/YbF3 mirrors for mid-infrared spectral range”, Opt. Lett. 44, 5210 (2019)

    For more information, please visit our web page: https://www.attoworld.de/amo.html
    You are welcome to visit our labs! (See contact person below)

    Please send a cover letter, your CV with a list of publications, and upon request, arrange for three letters of recommendation to:

    Contact:
    Dr. Vladimir Pervak
    Email: vladimir.pervak@lmu.de
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    Am Coulombwall 1
    85748 Garching

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  • Advanced Multilayer Optics
    Ph.D. // Development of dispersive mirrors in NIR and MIR ranges
    Since 60s, when the world has seen the first laser, the synthesis and production of multilayer dielectric coatings becomes to play an important role in the laser physics. A multilayer coating could provide much higher reflectivity in comparison to a pure metal mirror. Basing on successes in the multilayer coatings, laser physicists obtain shorter durations and higher intensities of pulses. One can notice that significant breakthroughs in the ultrafast physics in the past 20 years are associated with constitutive steps in the thin-­‐films optics. One of constitutive steps, namely, the invention of chirped mirrors makes possible accurate phase control and generation of single-­cycle optical pulse. more

    ATTO Lab

    Responsibilities:

    1. design and fabrication of NIR and MIR multilayer optics;
    2. development and test of different coating process;
    3. characterization of the newly developed near and mid-infrared optics;
    4. apply developed mirrors in laser systems

    Required qualifications:

    1. highly motivated;
    2. experience in thin-films optics;
    3. vacuum technique ;
    4. flexibility;
    5. ability to work in a team
    6. natural curiosity in thin-films multilayer optics and the enthusiasm to study a rapidly developing field of research

    References:

    [1] V. Pervak, T. Amotchkina, D. Hahner, S. Jung, Y. Pervak, M. Trubetskov, F. Krausz, “Complementary Si/SiO2 dispersive mirrors for 2-4µm spectral range”, Opt. Exp. 27, 34901 (2019)
    [2] T. Amotchkina, M. Trubetskov, D. Hahner, V. Pervak, “Characterization of e-beam evaporated Ge, YbF3, ZnS, and LaF3 thin films for laser-oriented coatings”, Appl. Opt. 59, A40 (2019)
    [3] T. Amotchkina, M. Trubetskov, S. Hussain, D. Hahner, D. Gerz, M. Huber, W. Schweinberger, I. Pupeza, F. Krausz, V. Pervak, “Broadband dispersive Ge/YbF3 mirrors for mid-infrared spectral range”, Opt. Lett. 44, 5210 (2019)

    For more information, please visit our web page: https://www.attoworld.de/amo.html
    You are welcome to visit our labs! (See contact person below)

    Please send a cover letter, your CV with a list of publications, and upon request, arrange for three letters of recommendation to:

    Contact:
    Dr. Vladimir Pervak
    Email: vladimir.pervak@lmu.de
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    Am Coulombwall 1
    85748 Garching

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  • Center for Molecular Fingerprinting
    Job Announcement // Laser Lab – Scientific Operations Head (f/m/o)
    Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (CMF, www.mukkozpont.hu ) is developing cutting-edge femtosecond laser technologies [1-3] to advance electric-field molecular fingerprinting techniques based on field-resolved infrared spectroscopy [4]. The laser spectrometers developed at CMF will be utilized in large scale clinical studies to target disease detection (https://www.lasers4life.de/). Planned high-throughput measurement operations will encompass several tens of thousands of human samples per year being measured by several laser spectrometers, operated in parallel within the CMF laboratories. The research is performed in close collaboration with the attoworld laboratories led by Prof. Krausz at the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich (LMU) and the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) (https://www.attoworld.de/). more

    In perspective, there is the unique possibility - after positive evaluation of the work of the successful candidate - to take over a leading position at the CMF laboratories currently under construction in Budapest, Hungary. The CMF headquarters at Budapest will host a large-scale laser facility (with more than ten femtosecond lasers systems) and large-scale cryogenic biobank with a storage capacity of several millions human samples. The aim of the CMF operations is to apply next-generation field-resolved spectrometers based on bright, coherent, broadband mid-Infrared sources for the analysis of human blood samples to non-invasively detect disease and monitor health.

    BIRD Head Laser LAb Operations

    Responsibilities:

    1. Management and development of complex latest-generation laser systems including:
      1. High-power ultrafast disc laser
        Multi-pass compression to sub-20 fs
        Efficient octave-spanning mid-infrared generation
        Field-resolved detection with electro-optical sampling
        Dual-oscillator laser synchronization with attosecond timing calibration
        High-speed data acquisition and processing;
    2. Further implementation of latest technology advances from attoworld research (technology transfer);
    3. Responsible for the establishment and operation of the CMF interims laser laboratories;
    4. Management and responsibility over the technical team responsible for the maintenance and reliable operation of the lasers;
    5. Supporting the interdisciplinary team and ensuring the reliable operation of the laser spectrometers for biological measurements.

    Required qualifications:

    1. PhD degree in physics or a related technical discipline, with post-doctoral experience welcomed;
    2. Specialization in linear/nonlinear optics or laser development;
    3. Experience with ultrafast and/or high-power laser systems;
    4. Experience with project and laboratory management;
    5. Strong self-motivation and the ability to solve problems independently;
    6. Experience with Labview, Python, or another programming language;
    7. Interest in interdisciplinary work at the interface with biomedical applications;
    8. Good command of the written and spoken English language is required, German language skills are advantageous, knowledge of Hungarian is of advantage but not a requirement.

    We offer:

    1. A broad range of activities in a dynamically evolving second-to-none endeavour and professional environment;
    2. Access to the latest optical technologies and state-of-the-art laboratories;
    3. Excellent research and working conditions;
    4. Close collaboration with and research visits at the attoworld laboratories in Munich led by Prof. Ferenc Krausz;
    5. Supportive, highly motivated, and multi-disciplinary team;
    6. Pleasant working atmosphere with many learning opportunities;
    7. Open-minded, inspiring, dynamic and international atmosphere, scientific flair;
    8. Competitive salary;
    9. Personal and professional training programs;
    10. Unlimited contract position;
    11. Career perspectives with the possibility to play a leading role at the CMF laboratories currently build in Budapest, Hungary.

    References:

    [1] O. Pronin et al., “High-power multi-megahertz source of waveform-stabilized few-cycle light,” Nat. Commun. 6, 6988 (2015).
    [2] K. Fritsch et al., “All-solid-state multipass spectral broadening to sub-20 fs,” Opt. Lett. 43, 4643 (2018).
    [3] I. Pupeza et al., “High-power sub-two-cycle mid-infrred pulses at 100 MHz repetition rate,” Nat. Photon. 9, 721 (2014).
    [4] I. Pupeza et al., "Field-resolved infrared spectroscopy of biological systems," Nature 577, 52-59 (2020).

    Please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your CV and contact information of two references to

    Contact:
    Eszter Márton-Szűcs
    Email: martonszucs@mukkozpont.hu

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