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Fried­rich-Schil­ler-Uni­ver­si­tät Jena - Insti­tute for Phys­ical Chem­istry

Friedrich Schiller Uni­versity is a tra­di­tional uni­versity with a strong research pro­file rooted in the heart of Ger­many. As a uni­versity cov­er­ing all dis­cip­lines, it offers a wide range of sub­jects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely net­worked with non-research insti­tu­tions, research com­pan­ies and renowned cul­tural insti­tu­tions. With around 18,000 stu­dents and more than 8,600 employ­ees, the uni­versity plays a major role in shap­ing Jena’s char­ac­ter as a cos­mo­pol­itan and future-ori­ented city.

Postdoc­toral Researcher (m/f/d)
Photonic data sci­ence

Work­ing field:

  • Invest­ig­a­tion of data pre-treat­ment and data stand­ard­iz­a­tion via inverse mod­el­ing for dif­fer­ent photonic tech­niques
  • Imple­ment­a­tion and explor­a­tion of adap­ted machine learn­ing tech­niques for spec­tral tech­no­lo­gies and ima­ging meth­ods
  • Invest­ig­a­tion of model inter­pret­a­tion tech­niques and model trans­fer tech­niques / trans­fer learn­ing
  • Research on data fusion tech­niques of dif­fer­ent data


  • Rel­ev­ant com­pleted PhD in a sci­entific, math­em­at­ical, or com­puter sci­ence field
  • Know­ledge of data sci­ence, sim­u­la­tion, and data stand­ard­iz­a­tion
  • Exper­i­ence with pro­gram­ming lan­guages such as Python, R or Mat­lab
  • Good Eng­lish lan­guage skills are a pre­requis­ite
  • Exper­i­ence with photonic data, such as spec­tro­scopic data and optical image data, would be desir­able

What we of­fer:

  • An excit­ing/var­ied/inter­est­ing field of employ­ment / Autonom­ous work at one of the largest employ­ers in Thuringia / An excit­ing and var­ied scope of activ­it­ies with cre­at­ive free­dom
  • Inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research at the inter­face between bio­logy, medi­cine, optics, and data sci­ence
  • Excel­lent equip­ment and infra­struc­ture
  • An inter­est­ing pos­i­tion at an inter­na­tional level / Par­ti­cip­a­tion in inter­na­tional con­fer­ences
  • A Gradu­ate Academy for doc­toral can­did­ates and postdocs;
  • A fam­ily-friendly work­ing envir­on­ment with a vari­ety of offers for fam­il­ies: Uni­versity Fam­ily Office ‘JUni­Fam­ilie’ and flex­ible child­care (‘JUni­Kinder);
  • Uni­versity health pro­mo­tion and a wide range of uni­versity sports activ­it­ies;
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours (flexi­time and, if applic­able, tele­work­ing)
  • A com­pre­hens­ive fur­ther and con­tinu­ing edu­ca­tion pro­gramme and indi­vidual qual­i­fic­a­tion and devel­op­ment meas­ures
  • Attract­ive fringe bene­fits, e.g. cap­ital form­a­tion bene­fits (VL), Job Ticket (bene­fits for pub­lic trans­port), and an occu­pa­tional pen­sion (VBL);
  • Remu­ner­a­tion based on the pro­vi­sions of the Col­lect­ive Agree­ment for the Pub­lic Sec­tor of the Fed­eral States (TV-L) at salary scale 13 — depend­ing on the can­did­ate’s per­sonal qual­i­fic­a­tions—, includ­ing a spe­cial annual pay­ment in accord­ance with the col­lect­ive agree­ment.

How to ap­ply:

Are you eager to work for us? Then sub­mit your detailed applic­a­tion by email (one PDF file), stat­ing the vacancy ID 247/2021 by 8 August 2021 to: