Postdoc to develop cutting-edge optical tweezers setup up to study tribocharging

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Soft and Complex Materials Lab at IST Austria is looking for an exceptional experimental postdoc. The successful candidate will design and build a sophisticated optical tweezers system to study the physics of tribocharging at the single charge level. Experience with optics, automation, and LabView is highly sought, but any exceptional candidate with a strong experimental background will be considered. The duration of the project will be two years with the possibility of extension.

IST is an interdisciplinary research institute located just outside Vienna. Though only 10 years old, we already sit at #3 worldwide in Nature’s normalized ranking for research output. We offer our postdocs competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the possibility prestigious internal fellowships that can help jumpstart their careers. Our new physics building has state of the art facilities in a fast growing and highly interdisciplinary and international setting. Beyond this, working at IST also affords its postdocs the opportunity to live in what is consistently ranked as the 'most liveable city in the world.'

Interested candidates should send a short e-mail and CV (with publications and contacts for letters of reference) to scott.waitukaitis@ist.ac.at no later than July 15 for full consideration.