Open Positions avaible in  Physics Department



The Photonic Nanosystems group led by Prof. Dr. Guillermo Acuna at the Physics Department of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland is currently offering:


PhD positions (100%) in the fields of Nanophotonics and DNA Nanotechnology


Our research

We are an interdisciplinary group interested in developing techniques to control and manipulate light at the nanoscale. We focus on the fabrication and characterization of optical nano-antennas using biomolecular self-assembly, exploiting the DNA origami technique. We envision a wide variety of applications ranging from optical communication, light-matter interactions at the strong coupling regime, novel super-resolution techniques and bio-sensing.


Your profile

  • Master degree in physics, chemistry or material science
  • Highly self-motivated person
  • Good communication skills in english (oral and written) are mandatory (good knowledge of French or german are a plus)


We offer

  • Scientific work in an interdisciplinary environment on cutting edge of biology, chemistry, physics and material science
  • Possibility to study single photonic sources as well as to work on next-generation biosensors/devices
  • Extremely competitive salary (see for further details)


Looking forward

  • Electronic applications in one single PDF including:
    • Letter of motivation and CV
    • Degrees/certificates
    • Contact details of 2-3 references


Applications will be reviewed starting April, 15st, 2019, with the intent to conclude until the positions are filled. The positions are available from August 2019.


For further information about the group please visit our website.


Applications via E-mail to


Prof. Dr. rer nat. Guillermo Pedro Acuna

University of Fribourg

Department of Physics/Photonic Nanosystems

Chemin de Musée 3

1700 Fribourg