City:  Aachen
Date:  May 23, 2024

Student assistant (f/m/d) for the development of high-power ultrashort plus lasers

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is a leading centre for contract research and development in the field of laser technology.


The "Ultrashort Pulse Lasers" group develops high-power ultrashort pulse beam sources (pulse duration < 1 ps) with medium power levels up to the kW range, as well as the simulation and measurement tools required for this. The spectrum of the projects worked on ranges from concept and prototype development for industrial laser manufacturers to publicly funded projects in the field of basic research, for example in the generation of EUV radiation through non-linear frequency conversion.


What you will do

  • Participation in the planning, design, execution and evaluation of experiments, as well as the documentation of the results
  • Research for the procurement of optical components and laboratory equipment
  • Preparing laser components for use in the clean room and assembling the components


What you bring to the table

  • You are studying physics, mechanical engineering or a related degree programme and have successfully completed your studies to date
  • You are characterised by enthusiasm and an independent way of working
  • A broad technical interest and manual dexterity are helpful
  • Initial experience in the laboratory with optical setups and knowledge of programming or design are advantageous, but not essential


What you can expect

  • A varied and challenging job with a high degree of personal responsibility and creative freedom with the freedom to realise your own ideas
  • The opportunity to write your thesis
  • A creative and interdisciplinary working environment in a highly motivated team in which experienced experts support and strengthen each other with junior staff
  • Excellent machinery and equipment
  • Independent project management
  • Scope to realise innovative ideas
  • The opportunity for individual development through a wide range of further training programmes (seminars, coaching and language courses, etc.)
  • Exciting and challenging areas of work in applied research
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.


​Remuneration according to Research assistant pay (dependent on qualifications).
The weekly working hours are 12 to 20 hours and will be agreed individually during the interview.
The position is initially limited to 12 months, but we are looking for a longer-term position to accompany your studies.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


If you have any questions about this position, please contact
Mr. Jan Schulte M. Sc.
Phone: +49 241 8906-8311

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT 


Requisition Number: 2282                Application Deadline:


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