Job Code:Job Offer from May 04, 2021
Job Code:Job Offer from May 04, 2021
The Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) is an international institute for laser research and technology located in Garching. From 03/05/2021 onwards, the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics led by Professor Krausz is looking for a Mechanical engineer (f/m/d).
The position is limited to 2 years.
At the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) — operated jointly by the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) — state-of-the-art femtosecond laser technologies [1-3] are combined with innovative electric-field-resolved measurement techniques  to advance a new type of ultra-sensitive spectroscopy . The novel systems are developed and utilized by a highly interdisciplinary team of physicists, data scientists, biologists and clinical personnel to analyze minuscule variations in the infrared response of body fluids, and thereby identify — non-invasively — early signs of illnesses such as cancer.
The successful candidate will work together with an international team to develop next-generation spectroscopy instruments based on bright, coherent, broadband infrared sources and field-resolved detection. The goal for this position is to transform latest research results into compact laser-based measurement systems with unprecedented mechanical stability. These new embodiments are likely to give access to completely new fields of experimental physics. The duration of the position is initially 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The place of work will be at the LAP in Garching.
Development of the optimal mechanical layout for the next-generation ultra-stable lasers
Simulation and optimization of the vibrational and heat response of the laser system and its components
Selection of materials for maximum noise suppression and long-term stability
Development of efficient cooling solutions for laser crystals and high-power laser diodes
Interaction with laser engineers and scientists to refine the latest optical laser designs into an ultra-stable platform
Direct interaction with the mechanical workshops on optimal material selection and processing techniques
Qualifications and Skills:
Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related technical discipline
Experience with mechanical simulations, heat transfer, material selection and material processing techniques
Experience with computer-aided technical drawings (e.g. Autodesk Inventor)
Strong self-motivation and the ability to solve problems independently
Interest in interdisciplinary work with close contact to bio-medical applications
Professional working proficiency with the English language
German language skills are advantageous
Ideally, experience with Python, LabVIEW, or another programming language
Access to the latest optical technologies and state-of-the-art laboratories
Excellent research and working conditions
Supportive, highly motivated, and multi-disciplinary team
Pleasant working atmosphere with many learning opportunities
Open-minded, inspiring, dynamic and international atmosphere, scientific flair
Salary according to qualification and professional suitability in compliance with the collective agreement for public service. Social benefits according to the regulations of public service (Federal Service).
Personal and professional training programmes
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications of any background. The Max Planck society is committed to employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are explicitly welcome.
Please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your CV and contact information of two references.
For questions and applications, please contact Dr. Nathalie Nagl: firstname.lastname@example.org
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