University Assistant (Doctorate/Ph.D.)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Aug 2022

The world is changing at an ever-faster pace. At the Johannes Kepler University Linz, we work on technologies and the ideas of tomorrow on a daily basis. At the same time, we educate over 23,000 young people to meet the demands of today’s job market. In short, we are Upper Austria’s largest institution for education and research. Are you interested in being a part of shaping the future at Austria’s most attractive campus university? We currently have a job opening starting August 1, 2022, for a:

University Assistant (must hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. degree) for a full-time, six-year position at the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Semiconductor Physics Division

Job Reference Number: 4988

Job Duties:

  • Research on III-V quantum dots (especially GaAs in AlGaAs for quantum optical applications) and participation in corresponding research projects at the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics
  • Design an processing of optoelectronic components such as p-i-n diodes (light emitting diodes and photodiodes) in de cleanroom
  • Active and reliable participation in ongoing national and international collaborations (deliver of samples and simulation results) and participation in research projects (preparation, reporting)
  • Participate in the commissioning of a new etching system for III-V semiconductors in the cleanroom
  • Independent supervision of bachelor and master theses and instruction of students (in the field of production of optoelectronic devices)
  • Prepare scientific publications and presentations of the results at conferences and project meetings
  • Participate in teaching and administration at the Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, as well as holding courses such as exercises and internships

Your Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must hold a Doctorate-/Ph.D. degree in technical physics or equivalent doctoral degree
  • Experience in the scientific research of semiconductor materials, in particular the fabrication, optical and electrical characterization of diode- and photonic structures made of III-V semiconductors with the aim of optimizing the light extraction from quantum dots
  • Experience in cleanroom processes (optical and electron-beam lithography, material deposition, etching)
  • Experience with the presentation and publication of scientific results
  • Strong command of German and English (level C1, for non-native speakers: interest in learning German)

What We Offer:

  • On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 4,061.50 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1)
  • Stable employer
  • Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections
  • Attractive continual educational opportunities
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Dynamic research environment
  • Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals (organic food at the cafeteria)
  • Exercise and sports classes (USI)
  • …and much more

Application Deadline: August 10, 2022.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

How to Apply:

Prospective applicants interested in the multifaceted position are requested to electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria together with the requested documentation via our online portal or to the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Department of Human Resource Management, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz. Please include “Job Reference Number 4988“ in your application.


If you have questions, please contact: Univ. Prof. Dr. Armando Rastelli,
P +43 732 2468 9601, E‑mail: .

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