University Assistant / PhD Position (m/f/d) at the Institute of Experimental Physics

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Jul 2022

Graz University of Technology is the longest-established university of technology in Austria. Here, successful teams of students, talented up-and-coming scientists, ambitious researchers and a lively start-up scene enjoy an inspirational environment as well as access to top-quality equipment. And all this in one of the most innovative and livable regions in Europe. TU Graz offers an inspiring working environment with outstanding infrastructure and service-oriented university management.

The Institute of Experimental Physics at TU Graz has openings for

40 hours/week, starting presumably on September 1st, 2022, limited to 4 years

We seek motivated PhD candidates interested in experimental physics to join an international team of PhD students busy with extreme time-scale investigations of charge & spin dynamics propelled by ultrafast light-fields down to the attosecond regime.

The project expands on experimental concepts we have developed1,2 and seeks to increase our understanding of the fundamental concepts of charge migration and magnetism in molecular and nano-scale solids, with particular emphasis on the timescale of the initially coherent and non-dissipative light-matter interaction. Striving for full time-, energy- and momentum resolution in a state-of-the-art photoelectron microscope we seek to provide information about the coupling between charge re-distribution, spin and orbital angular momentum within magnetic multilayer structures as well as in multi-constituent magnetic alloys and aspire to identify pathways for the all-optical control of the electronic and magnetic properties of matter.

Can we make a solid more magnetic by light?

The project is embedded into a strong collaboration with theorists (S. Sharma, MBI Berlin/MPI Halle, K. Yabana, U Tsukuba) and experts on magnetic system manufacturing (M. Münzenberg, U Greifswald)

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Student tutoring and teaching in the course of practical exercises
  • Time- and spacially resolved spectroscopy of bulk materials, data analysis
  • Photoelectron-/ion-spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear optics, vacuum technology

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Completed degree (MSc) in physics
  • Experienced in student tutoring (in particular practical exercises)
  • Team player
  • Good language proficiency in German and English
  • Interest in academic research within international collaborations

We offer:
  • Interesting area of responsibility
  • Excellent work-life balance (flexible working schedule)
  • University’s sports program
  • Exciting opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Top research infrastructure and access to the latest technologies
  • Public transport subsidy
  • Workplace Health Management
  • Award for being the most family-friendly enterprise in Styria 2018
  • Shopping Discounts

We offer an annual gross salary based on full-time of at least € 42,820.40, overpayment possible depending on qualifications and experience.

Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

Protecting the health of our students and employees is of high importance to our university. For this reason, equally qualified candidates who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be given preference.

Please send your application, resume and other documents indicating the position and reference number 5110/22/009 to

Deadline for application: July 27th, 2022

Job ID: 5110/22/009


Graz University of Technology

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy

Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Jussi Behrndt

Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz

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