PhD Position in Biointegrated Photonics
University of Cologne Department of Chemistry

Universität zu Köln | Centre for NanoBioPhotonics | Department of Chemistry

PhD (f/m/d) in Biointegrated Photonics

  • Online seit 27.01.2021
  • 210127-443545
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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
PhD (f/m/d) in Biointegrated Photonics
Centre for NanoBioPhotonics | Department of Chemistry

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

The Biointegrated Photonics laboratory of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marcel Schubert is specialised in the development of microscopic lasers and biocompatible optical devices for biomedical applications. The lab is part of the newly established Centre for NanoBioPhotonics. The centre provides access to state-of-the-art optics labs, a new-built cleanroom, as well as in-house cell culture and nanofabrication facilities. The interdisciplinary research of the lab benefits from the high-profile biomedical research environment established at the University of Cologne, including the “Cluster of Excellence - Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases” (CECAD), and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), as well as the material science-focussed “Cluster of Excellence - Quantum Matter and Materials” (QM2).


  • In general, your role will see you develop new concepts of nanoscopic photonic cardiac sensors, study their integration into artificially grown cardiac tissue and explore new detection schemes to characterise the mechanical properties of heart muscles in vivo
  • Preparation of scientific publications
  • Presentation of the results at national and international conferences, workshops and project meetings
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision of students


  • An enthusiastic research team with passion for curiositydriven science
  • An exciting, interdisciplinary research project
  • A diverse and fair working environment
  • Support in reconciling work and family life
  • Flexible working time models
  • Extensive advanced training opportunities
  • Occupational health management offers
  • Local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

The position is available from the 01.07.2021 on a part-time basis (19,92 hours per week / 50%). It is limited to 31.12.2024. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please apply online at: with proof of the sought qualifications. The reference number is Wiss2101-15. The application deadline is 31.03.2021.



  • Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Material Science (or equivalent)
  • Interest in interdisciplinary science
  • Good communication and English language skills
  • Prior knowledge in microscopy, laser physics, cell culturing, or nanofabrication are preferred but not essential


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
It is limited to 31.12.2024.
Vergütung nach der Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L
Mittwoch, 31. März 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universität zu Köln
Institut / Einrichtung
Centre for NanoBioPhotonics | Department of Chemistry
50931 Köln, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Marcel Schubert
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