The Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) offers two jobs:
ERC Preparative Fellowships "Women in Photonics"
The posts are offered as a postdoctoral contract, in full-time (100 %), for the duration of 18 months.
Start of contract: 1 April 2020
The Leibniz-IPHT is a non-university research institute with close connection to the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and member of the Leibniz Association. In order to foster gender balance in research teams, to close the gaps in the participation of women and to promote outstanding talents with their innovation potential comprehensively, Leibniz-IPHT is establishing an ERC Preparative Fellowship Women in Photonics, as part of its ERC strategy. Our aim is to involve young female researchers working on an innovative research topic more closely in our scientific community as an outstanding opportunity to prepare a successful ERC Starting Grant together with the Leibniz-IPHT as host institution, so that we can make an academic career more attractive for women and to enhance the proportion of women in leadership positions.
The ERC (European Research Council) is Europe's most prestigious individual research grant and supports excellent investigators and their research teams in carrying out ground-breaking, high-risk, high-gain, frontier research projects. The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent principal investigators in starting their own independent research team or program. The selected candidates will be offered optimal working conditions to carry out preliminary work for their ERC project and to submit a competitive application.
Candidates must have an excellent and promising scientific track record and international research experience. The ERC-Starting Grant application must be submitted in the first year of funded employment. The candidates must be eligible for an ERC Starting Grant in the first year of their employment at Leibniz-IPHT. Their research profile must correspond to the research agenda of the selected programme area/research department of Leibniz-IPHT. In addition, the candidates commit themselves to publications with the Leibniz-IPHT.
Evaluation procedures and criteria, application conditions:
At the end of the application period, all applications will be evaluated by an official review by an internal commission of the Leibniz-IPHT together with their Scientific Council. The proposal will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
scientific excellence of the proposed research
excellent track record of the applicant
groundbreaking nature of the project
expected added value of the planned research to the strategic research interests of the Leibniz-IPHT
German tariffs for public employees (TV-L). The fellow's gross salary will be subject to income tax deduction and social security contributions.
Your application must include: Application template (your vitae and the 2-page project proposal), Names and contact details of one reference, Degree and education certificates, a letter of support of the Leibniz-IPHT program area/ department detailing how the fellow would complement their strategic research interests (max. 1 page).
Please send your application electronically as pdf file via mail until 15th October 2019 to: