PhD candidate photonic integrated circuitry development

Your job in the future market of lasers and photonics

Since its establishment more than 20 years ago, Menlo Systems GmbH remains one of the global market leaders in the field of optical precision metrology with light and lasers. Based on Nobel Prize-winning frequency comb technology, we provide laser systems for our customers worldwide that enable applications with the highest precision and accuracy. Our systems are used in metrology and spectroscopy, in optical clocks, in quantum technology and quantum computers, as well as in materials testing and 3D printing. Our customers include leading research institutions and high-tech companies worldwide.

Being one of 13 institutions of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Network (DN), Menlo Systems is looking for a

PhD candidate (m/f/d) on photonic integrated circuitry development

who will join the DN as a 3-year Early Stage Researcher (ESR). You will work in an industrial setting on the emerging field of photonic integrated circuitry. Further, you will benefit from the opportunities in networking and scientific exchange that come with the participation in the MSCA-DN. The earliest possible entrance date is October 1, 2023.

Your tasks

  • Enrolment at a partner university as a PhD candidate
  • Development of photonic chip-based lasers sources for quantum technologies at the Menlo Systems facility in Munich
  • Close collaboration and exchange with the consortium partners, and multiple extended stays at partner institutions
  • Attendance of multiple workshops, schools and meetings at various locations in Europe
  • Opportunity to work on the PhD project in an industrial environment in one of the globally leading suppliers for quantum laser systems

What should you bring along?

  • Master’s degree in physics (or equivalent)
  • Strong interest in integrated photonics and laser technology
  • Mobility within Europe
  • Fluent in English
  • Must not have resided in Germany for more than 12 months within the last 36 months before hiring

We look forward to receiving your application! Please send us a cover letter that explains your motivation and add your curriculum vitae, certificates, and the contact information of at least one reference.

Become part of our team and shape the future with us.


For enquiries about this vacancy, please contact:

Dr. Richard Zeltner
Group Leader - Future and Emerging Technologies

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