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University Assistant (post doc) at the Physics of Functional Materials
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Physics of Functional Materials
Reference number: 10404
The Physics of Functional Materials Group at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna investigates magnetic, ferroelectric, piezoelectric and glassy materials by means of experiments, simulations and theoretical models and focuses on both fundamental research as well as applications. We aim to exploit the material properties for real live applications like neutron diffraction gratings, magnetic sensors and storage applications.
- Participation in research in the field of ferroic and multiferroic phase transitions, glass transitions with particular focus on acoustic spectroscopy
- Maintenance and modification of various Dynamic Mechanical Analysers (DMA7, DMA 8000, Diamond DMA, etc.)
- Designing and operation of a new Atomic force microscopy measurement system
- Participation in research in the field of functional domain walls
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations at conferences to enhance visibility
- 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
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- Professional expertise: Profound knowledge in the field of structural phase transitions and glass transitions in particular ferroic materials
- Knowledge and experience in thermo-mechanical and dynamic elastic measurements of crystalline and glassy materials
- Knowledge and experience in dielectric spectroscopy
- Knowledge of data evaluation using e.g. Landau theory
- Doctoral degree/PhD degree
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Ability to work in a team
- Teaching experience / knowledge of working with e-learning
- 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.
- 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
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
Main research field
Special research fields
Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 27.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10404.
For further information please contact Schranz, Wilfried +43-1-4277-72771.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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.