TOPTICA Photonics AG is a leading international, medium-sized high-tech manufacturer of laser systems for science, biotechnology and measurement technology with over 500 employees worldwide. High motivation and personal responsibility in the service of customers characterize the corporate philosophy of the privately managed "hidden champion", which is jointly lived by the employees with great commitment. Our customers include renowned industrial companies as well as numerous Nobel Prize winners.

The Quantum Technology Solutions team consists of experts in the optical control of quantum systems. With our deep knowledge in the vast QT application space as well as in optics and lasers, we bridge the gap between the requirements of our world-leading QT customers and TOPTICA’s broad product portfolio. Are you interested in enabling the latest quantum technologies with us?
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Application Scientist Quantum Technologies

Your responsibilities:

  • Development of custom solutions and prototypes of complex laser systems beyond the state of the art for applications in the area of quantum technologies based on TOPTICA’s product portfolio
  • Management of collaborative research projects in quantum technologies in close coordination with academic and industry partners
  • Identification and definition of the technological demand in specific quantum-technology applications
  • Research in and realization of technological solutions for specific quantum technologies, ranging e.g. from an optical control system for quantum computers to a rack-integrated optical atomic clock
  • Execution of application-related characterization measurements and writing of application-related publications like application notes and white papers
  • Active participation in the strategy definition as well as operational tasks in the business unit Quantum Technologies

Your qualifications...

  • enthusiasm for quantum technologies and the willingness to dive deep into new topics
  • university degree in Physics or a similar discipline with more than five years of professional experience, partially e.g. as a PhD student
  • preferably professional experience in an industrial environment
  • profound hands-on laboratory experience in lasers and optical or optically-controlled quantum technologies with complex optics setups
  • ideally know-how and technological expertise of narrow-linewidth laser systems, laser frequency references and frequency stabilization, and programming skills (e.g. Python)
  • broad application and product know-how in state-of-the-art quantum technologies
  • the ability and drive to combine technological demands of customers with future product strategies in coherent research projects
  • enthusiasm for working in a motivated team, diplomatic skills, and assertiveness to optimize cooperation with partners in your area of responsibility

We offer...

  • a community-oriented corporate culture with communication on equal terms, shared laughter and regular activities (e.g. summer party, company outing, Oktoberfest, lunch lottery, Christmas party, etc.)
  • short decision-making processes
  • individual training of new employees accompanied by a personal mentor
  • a wide range of further training opportunities depending on professional and personal needs
  • an Employee Assistance Program for health, professional and personal issues of our employees and their relatives
  • free soft drinks, coffee and fresh fruit for an energy boost in between
  • 30 + x vacation days (x = Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Shrove Tuesday)
  • monetary benefits such as Christmas bonus, employee bonus, company pension plan, capital forming benefits, ...
Interested? We are happy to hear that!
Become part of our team! We look forward to receiving your online application as Application Scientist Quantum Technologies.
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