- as soon as possible
- for 4 years
The Department of Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck seeks to fill a PhD student position in the Photonics Research Group (Prof. Weihs) by February 1, 2021. This “university assistant” position is initially for 20 hours per week, will be extended to 30 hours per week after you submit your dissertation proposal (as early as you like) and is limited to 4 years. The University of Innsbruck offers a world-class, competitive scientific environment in the fields of quantum optics and quantum information. The Photonics Group focuses on photonic integrated circuits and semiconductor nanostructures for quantum optics and quantum communications tasks.
In this position, you are expected to pursue research towards your PhD thesis in the area of quantum optics with waveguides and nanostructures. In addition, you will have some teaching duties, tutor students, help with administrative tasks and run outreach activities. Half of your working time is reserved for the thesis work.
- Master's degree in physics or related subject
- good command of English language, willingness to learn German
- knowledge and experience with waveguides and/or nanostructures
- cleanroom experience and experience in working with optics and lasers are advantageous
- ability to work in a team, creative problem solving and communication skills
For this position, the minimum gross salary is € 1465/month (20 h/week) or € 2197/month (30h/week) paid 14 times per year. Furthermore, the university offers numerous attractive corporate employee benefits .
Your application may be submitted in German or English and should include (ideally in a single pdf file)
- a motivation letter,
- your detailed CV including the contact information of at least two references,
- reference letters,
- transcripts and certificates, and
- a thesis concept (5 pages max.).
We are looking forward to receiving your online application.
The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary can be found here:
The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female scientists. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.
In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the trusted representative for scientists with a disability at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.
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