PhD in Physics-Optics-Spectroscopy

NIREOS Published: February 25, 2019
Milan, Italy
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Goal: Development of top-notch spectroscopic instrumentation and their application to the study of ultrafast processes of biomolecules and nanostructures.

Keywords: Fourier-transform spectroscopy, ultrafast optics, femtosecond lasers, time-resolved fluorescence, hyperspectral imaging, interferometers, light detection, 3-D modelling and prototyping, photonics integration.

Start dates: May or November 2019 – Duration: 3 years.

Why should you apply? You will have a unique opportunity to work:

(1) For an innovative start-up company, thus learning not only scientific and technological skills in photonics but also teamwork, business models, prototyping, relationships with clients and suppliers, project management…

(2) In close collaboration with a top-notch research lab, under the supervision of Prof. Giulio Cerullo and Prof. Dario Polli (, internationally renowned for their studies on femtosecond excited-state dynamics of molecules using ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy, on coherent Raman spectroscopy and microscopy and on ultrashort laser pulse generation;

(3) In the framework of a collaborative H2020 research project with six European partners;

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI, is a public scientific-technological university established in 1863, with more than 1,500 professors/researchers and 45,000 students in six different campuses. It trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. Education is at Bachelor, Master’s and PhD level. POLIMI offers a unique combination of theoretical bases of excellence and first-rate experimental research infrastructures. POLIMI is ranked first among Italian Universities and 24th in the world in the Engineering & Technology area.

NIREOS ( is a start-up company and an official spin-off of POLIMI, incubated in PoliHUB (, ranked third university incubator worldwide). NIREOS designs, produces and sells innovative spectroscopic devices: ultra-stable interferometers, broadband spectrometers and hyperspectral cameras.

Prerequisites: Master’s degree in Physics or Engineering, with expertise in Optics/Spectroscopy. Prior knowledge in ultrafast-nonlinear optics is welcome.

For info and to apply: Write an email to [email protected] with your CV, motivation letter and up to two recommendations letters by first of March 2019 (for the May slot) or first of May 2019 (for the November slot).

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