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University Assistant (post doc) at the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information
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 as soon as possible of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information
Reference number: 10826
The Quantum Nanophysics group is directed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Arndt. They explore universal matter-wave interferometry, with atoms, molecules, clusters and nanoparticles, to test the foundations of quantum science and to develop new quantum and tools for physical chemistry. We are now seeking to hire a University Assistant (Postdoc) to work on metal cluster interferometry in connection with the currently world leading interferometer LUMI, in the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna.
- You will actively participate in research, teaching and administration
- You will prepare, conduct, evaluate and exploit new experiments in high mass interferometry. This includes preparing, cooling, selecting and neutralizing clusters of different types, the realization of continuous UV gratings, new detection tools and other substantial interferometer upgrades from LUMI 1.0 that allow testing matter-wave physics in a new mass regime.
- You will support the group in their self-organization and research administration
- You will teach physics courses and co-supervise students, as defined by the collective agreement.
- You should have a doctoral degree/PhD in Physics
- Professional and methodological competence: The candidate should have an outstanding track record as an experimentalist, with a thorough background in quantum optics, matter-wave science, vacuum technology, mass spectrometry, scientific data acquisition and processing, imaging, laser science, and general skills for a quantum lab.
- Didactic competence: The candidate should also demonstrate documented experience in teaching
- Communication Skills: High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing. Excellent command of written and spoken English
- You should be able to work in a team
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
- Teaching experience / experience 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 sumbitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.06.2020, mentioning reference number 10826.
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 (
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.