The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.08.2023 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information

Reference number: 14210

Professor Aspelmeyer's research group as part of Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information investigates quantum effects of nano- and microscale solid-state systems and their implications for the foundations and applications of quantum physics and precision measurement. The group conducts sucessful and internationally recognized research in the field of quantum science. For our further reinforcement we are looking for a PostDoc to join our group.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance

Candidates with more than two years of postdoctoral experience will be preferred.

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree
- Professional competence: Profound expertise in classical and quantum optics, optical trapping and solid-state physics
- Methodological competence: The position requires proven extensive research expertise in the field of classical and quantum optics, particularly optical trapping, with emphasis on the control of quantum states of levitated, solid state mechanical quantum systems and its applications, particularly in the field of quantum foundations.
- Didactic competence: The candidate should demonstrate documented experience in teaching or supervision
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
- Experience of working on research projects
- Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
- International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience abroad
- Experience of supervising students

It is highly desirable that the candidate has a documented track record on research activities in quantum optics, quantum optomechanics and optical trapping and other experimental or analytical skills required for a research position in quantum optics and solid state physics. The candidate should also have experience in scientific writing. The successful candidate is expected to carry out experimental research related to the group’s ongoing experiments while also advancing his/her independent research. Specially it is required that the candidate supports, maintains, and develops experiments and technology related to levitated quantum optomechanics.

Application documents
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Physics, Astronomy
Quantum optics MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy Quantum optics MUST

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sumbitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 06.06.2023, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Paulovics, Verena +43-1-4277-51240.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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