The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the national metrology institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science.
With a starting date as soon as possible, Department 4.3, “Quantum Optics and Unit of Length”, is looking for a candidate to fill the following (temporary, two-year) position at PTB's Braunschweig site:
Scientist with a doctorate in physics Remuneration up to pay group 14 TVöD Bund • Full time (39 hrs./wk.) • Temporary
If merited, an upgrade to a permanent position is possible.
Department 4.3 develops optical frequency standards with the aim of making a decisive contribution to a possible redefinition of the second, an SI base unit, and opening up new fields of
application for optical clocks on Earth and in space.
In order to make the advantages of these new clocks available to users at great distances, the department's Working Group 4.34 is conducting research in the field of ultra-high-accuracy
optical frequency dissemination over fiber links. WG 4.34 is playing a leading role in the establishment of an international metrology fiber optic network. Furthermore, the group is
developing new methods for optical frequency distribution over free-space links as part of the QuantumFrontiers cluster of excellence.
The focus of your tasks will be:
Collaboration in the international projects of the WG for high-accuracy frequency transfer
Independent optimization of the existing fiber links of PTB and provision of highly stable optical frequencies with relative uncertainties < 10-19 to remote partners
Management and coordination of a work package in EMPIR’s TiFOON project
Planning, execution and evaluation of measurement campaigns for international clock comparisons in the
Terra-Q SFA and in EMPIR’s
ROCIT & TiFOON projects.
Applying for third-party project funds in cooperation with the management of the WG and of the department
PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.
Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.