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Apply for a PhD in Photonics – Doctoral researcher positions in the Innovative Doctoral Education Ecosystem for Photonics (I-DEEP) are now open

We are now looking for 72 doctoral researchers in photonics for the Innovative Doctoral Education Ecosystem for Photonics (I-DEEP). I-DEEP includes all Finnish universities with research activities in light-based technologies. The positions will be filled either starting from August 1, 2024, or January 1, 2025. 

Photonics research with a close link to industry

The I-DEEP programme addresses the urgent need for training high-level experts in the rapidly growing photonics industry. I-DEEP has close connections with Photonics Finland and the national research center VTT, as well as a network of industrial partners. This allows PhD students to have contacts to the photonics ecosystem during their studies. The curriculum is designed to address the rapidly changing needs of the sector, ensuring that the graduates are adapted to the development of the field. 

Based on top-notch photonics research and infrastructure 

The I-DEEP consortium is based on recognized world-class photonics research activities and it capitalizes on the established collaboration of the PREIN Flagship for Photonics Research and Innovation and the FinnLight photonics national infrastructure.

Photonic researcher at PREIN Flagship

The I-DEEP program offers:

  • Fully-funded positions in multidisciplinary environment
  • Collaboration opportunities with companies and possibility of co-supervision
  • International mobility
  • Mentoring, career training and soft skills
  • Close link to the Finnish photonics ecosystem including PREIN and Photonics Finland
  • Summer schools, research seminars, workshops and networking events
  • Access to top-notch infrastructure
PREIN photonics photonics researchers

How to apply

Applications are open for 72 doctoral positions at the partner universities. Each position must be applied for directly from the University application page where the research project will be conducted. The positions are distributed among the I-DEEP partner universities as follows:

TAMPERE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ

UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND

AALTO UNIVERSITY

OULU UNIVERSITY

ÅBO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY