Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 213/2022
Closing date: 2022-06-30


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Institute of Physical Chemistry within the LPI seeks to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher Photonic data science

commencing on the earliest possible starting date. We offer a full-time position initially limited until 14.05.2026.

The "Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research" (LPI) in Jena is an open user center where photonic solutions for diagnostics, monitoring and experimental therapy in infections are researched and developed into functional solutions with industry. The LPI was jointly applied for by the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies Jena e.V. (Leibniz-IPHT), the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI) as well as the University Hospital Jena and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena under the patronage of the Leibniz Association. The Postdoc for photonic data science researches methods for extracting biomedical information from photonic data at LPI.

Your responsibilities:

    • Investigation of data pre-treatment and data standardization via inverse modelling for different photonic techniques
    • Implementation and exploration of simulations of optical measurement techniques
    • Investigation of machine learning techniques for data standardization and modality transfer

Your profile:

    • Relevant completed PhD in a scientific field such as mathematics, computer science, physics or chemistry
    • Knowledge of data science, simulation, and/or data standardization
    • Experience in a programming language such as Python, R, or Matlab
    • Good language skills in English are a prerequisite
    • Experience with photonic data, such as spectroscopic data and optical image data, would be desirable

We offer:

    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder);
    • Flexible working hours (flexitime and, if applicable, teleworking)
    • An interesting position at an international level / Participation in international conferences
    • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs;
    • University health promotion and a wide range of university sports activities;
    • A comprehensive further and continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures
    • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL);
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.

The advertised position is initially limited until 14.05.2026. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). The position can also be filled on a part-time basis.

We strongly encourage women to apply to increase the diversity in STEM subjects.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Further information: PD Dr. Thomas Bocklitz, e-mail:

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed application by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 213/2022 by 30.06.2022 to:

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