University Professor in the field of “Experimental Quantum Technology”

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Jul 2021

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 Atomic and Subatomic Physics of the Faculty of Physics at TU Wien the position of a University Professor in the field of Experimental Quantum Technology with permanent full-time contractual employment is to be filled as of January 2022.

This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG). This position is part of the current development plan of TU Wien and is allocated to the research area “Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies”

We are looking for an internationally leading experimentalist working on the realization, manipulation and characterization of complex quantum systems with a vision of technological applications. Possible topics of research may include quantum-optics, -communication, -simulation, -sensing, -metrology, -thermodynamics, -many-body systems, and -information processing using photonic, atomic, ionic, molecular, solid state or hybrid systems.

The applicant’s trendsetting scientific profile shall complement and expand on-going research activities at the faculty of physics at TU Wien in the focus area “Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies”. A connection to the central topics of the quantum flagship initiative is of advantage. We expect the successful candidate to be an international leader in one or several of the areas outlined above with excellent embedding into the global research community, the proven ability to lead an independent research team, and a demonstrated ability to acquire third-party funding.

The professorship is located at the Institute for Atomic and Subatomic Physics . We anticipate a close collaboration with groups working at the Institute, as well as at the faculty of Physics and other faculties of TU Wien. Synergies with the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology , the Centre for Micro- and Nanofabrication , the Special Research Networks (SFBs) and the doctoral schools (CoQuS, Solid4Fun) are envisioned.

We expect the applicant to be strongly motivated and well qualified to substantially contribute to the teaching (in English and in German) of the bachelor and master curricula of TU Wien  and to participate in the academic management of the institute and faculty.

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