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PhD Position in Soft Matter Photonics at J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana

Applications are invited for up to 5-year PhD fellowship, funded by the European Research Council as part of the ERC project LOGOS, to work with Professor Igor Musevic on soft-matter photonics. Soft-matter photonics is an emerging research field aiming to develop functional photonic devices based exclusively on soft matter. The ERC project will focus on the discovery of light-operated logic circuits from photonic liquid crystals. This photonic technology based on self-assembled soft matter is likely to evolve into currently unforeseen, futuristic technologies.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in Physics. Experience with optics, lasers, optical microscopy and solid programming skills and experience with C/C++ (preferable) and/or Python would be advantageous.

Applicants will be expected to work independently in a creative environment and interact with a team of PhD students and post-docs with a wide range of expertise in physics, optics, optical microscopy and numerical simulations. Applicants will follow the doctoral programme in Physics of the University of Ljubljana.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and certificates including a grade list as well as the contact information for two references by email to Prof. Igor Musevic ( The project starts on January 1, 2021.

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