Job offers

Here you can find recent job offerings at the ITO for scientist, PhD student and other occupations.

The Institute of Applied Optics at the University of Stuttgart is one of the world's leading research institutions in the field of fundamental research in optical metrology, optics simulation, optical sensors and hybrid sensor fusion. If you are interested, you can also contact one of the group leaders directly.

Student theses and final year projects are listed under Teaching > Student theses.

Further job offers can also be found on the job portal "Stellenwerk der Universität Stuttgart":

Non-scientific jobs


Currently no open positions

Research and PhD

PhD student

We generally offer scientific research assistant positions with PhD possibility at our Institute.
Please contact a group leader or head of institute directly.

PhD student in cooperation Zeiss & ITO

ZEISS doctorate in cooperation with the Institute of Technical Optics in the field of coherent metrology
Oberkochen & Stuttgart (in alternation)

In the context of the cooperation with the University of Stuttgart and the "Central Research" of Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen we are looking for an interested scientist for a PhD in the field of coherent laser measurement technology (e.g. holography, lidar) and the investigation of possible miniaturization by means of photonic integrated circuits (PIC). (Fixed alternating work periods of 3-6 months)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Reichelt (ITO – Stuttgart) - ITO-Profile
Dr. Carsten Glasenapp (Carl Zeiss AG – Oberkochen) – Email


ZEISS Job Market

Student assistant (Undergraduate)


If you are interested in a undergraduate assistant position, please contact the respective group leader. You can find the contact details of the group leaders under Institute > Team.

Creation of tutorials for ITOM

Creation of tutorials for the measurement-, control-, and processing software ITOM

To enable easier access to the open-source software ITOM ( we want to create text or video tutorials. Already existing examples can be used as a basis, own ideas are always welcome. Further informations [PDF].

Johannes Drozella - ITO Profil

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