University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna

Job type: 


Application deadline: 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Faculty of Physics.

Reference number: 5424

The University of Vienna invites applications for a Postdoctoral position (University Assistant) to work in Professor Ivette Fuentes' group as part of Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information at the Faculty of Physics. The University of Vienna offers
an attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provisions and a long tradition in fundamental research.

Duration of contract: 3 years

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:
We are searching for a researcher capable of producing high quality work in theoretical quantum physics, with a particular emphasis on the overlap of quantum information, quantum metrology and relativity.

The position involves the participation in research projects that aim at developing relativistic quantum technologies and finding answers to fundamental questions in the overlap of quantum theory and relativity. It is desirable that the candidate has some experience in bridging theory and experiment. He/she should be able to assist in grant applications, PhD supervision, teaching activities and support of students including examinations. Participation in administration, evaluation activities and in quality assurance.

The candidates must have PhD and post-doctoral experience in either quantum physics and/or relativity at a university or comparable research institution. Knowledge in quantum field theory in curved spacetimes is desirable. They must also have good writing and oral communication skills and enjoy working with a variety of different people across discipline boundaries. Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement.