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Institution background

FEMTO-ST is a joint CNRS-University Bourgogne Franche-Comte research institute that carries out both fundamental and applied research in many fields of physics including optics, acoustics, robotics, automatics, time-frequency metrology, mechanics, energy storage. Typically 50% of the operation budget is provided by industrial contracts, and the institute has spun-off a number of start-up companies in recent years. Found in 1963, the Optics Department of FEMTO-ST carries out research in nonlinear optics and dynamics, ultrafast optics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, quantum optics, reservoir computing and cryptography, and fiber-based optical technologies. The Optics and Photonics research group consists of 27 permanent staff and typically graduates 25 PhD students/year.

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Contact person – Prof. Nadège Courjal,

Use the Expression of Interest portal to start your conversation with FEMTO-ST.

Expression of Interest portal


As per COFUND guidelines, fellowship programmes will be based on individual-driven mobility, i.e., researchers will be able to freely choose a research topic fitting their individual needs.

The subject of the research project is expected to contribute to European competitiveness and to be in the general field of Photonics and/or its applications. Within these limitations, applicants can freely choose both their research topic and their host organisation, in the spirit of the ‘European Charter for Researchers’.