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

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Vienna, Austria
6 June, 2013


Universiät Wien Vienna

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) the position of a

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

is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 4006

The Quantum Nanophysics group under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Arndt at the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, is a young and ambitious team that conducts internationally successful research in the field of experimental quantum nanophysics. For our further reinforcement, we are looking for a University Assistant on the praedoc/PhD student level for the period of 4 years.

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
We expect the candidate to pursue her/his PhD thesis in experimental quantum nanophysics within the KDTLI interferometer team. The thesis is expected to focus on quantum interference and interference-enhanced metrology with biomolecules, as supported by the ERC Advanced Grant PROBIOTIQUS. Your position also includes teaching as assigned by the head of studies in discussion with you and the team leader. We invite applicants to submit their curriculum vitae, letter of intent, diplomas and certificates, a brief description of your proposed dissertation goals, list of publications and presentations. The selection will lean on criteria similar to those defined by the Vienna doctoral program on complex quantum systems ( to ensure that your integration into this team has a chance of being successful.

A master or diploma degree in physics. Required skills: Hands-on training in experimental physics.

It is highly desirable that the candidate has a good background in atomic, molecular or cluster beam physics, laser handling and other general skills for a quantum nanophysics lab. Experience in matter wave physics with either neutrons, electrons, atoms, molecules or clusters is advantageous.
Knowledge of scientific data acquisition and data processing software.

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

Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy - MUST

Language Language level Importance
English Excellent knowledge MUST


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sent via Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 06.06.2013 and be referenced to the identification number 4006.

For further information please contact Beckmannova, Petra +43-1-4277-51205.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 4006
E-Mail: jobcenter [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at