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TU-ID: 136 | 2024 | 25 | 235442


University Assistant (Post-Doc)

40 hours/week | limited

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching, and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.
At the Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU Wien is offering a position as university assistant (post-doc, all genders) until expected 31.08.2025 for 40 hours/week. Expected start: August 2024.


  • Theoretical research in the area of quantum optics, with a particular focus on self-organization and cooperative phenomena in nonequilibrium many-particle systems, and the generation of nonclassical states via collective light-matter interactions
  • Writing and publishing of scientific articles
  • Participation in research and project activities
  • Participation in scientific events
  • Participation in teaching activities and exams, as well as supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students
  • Participation in organizational and administrative tasks

Your profile:

  • PhD in physics
  • Research record and excellent knowledge of theoretical quantum optics, quantum information science, or aspects of many-body theory
  • Keen interest and proven track record to collaborate with experimental groups
  • Interest in supervision and work with students
  • Ability for independent research, teamwork, and creative thinking
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English

We offer:

  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world
  • Excellent research opportunities
  • A broad and exciting range of tasks in a collegial team with flexible working hours
  • A range of attractive social benefits (see Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Wide range of internal and external training opportunities, various career options
  • Central location of workplace as well as good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)
TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.
Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 4,752.30/month gross, 14 times/year for 40 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until July 18th, 2024.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201
Here you can find also relevant information about the application process.
Technology for People
Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection with this admission process.
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