University Assistant (PhD position)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 26 Nov 2021

Start date/duration
  • as soon as possible
  • for 4 years

Job profile:

In this position you are expected to write a dissertation in a stimulating environment using the university's infrastructure. You will be involved in lectures, tutor students and participate in administration. 50% of the working time is reserved for the thesis. In particular, you will do research in the field of the anomalies of supercooled water and the chemistry and physics of ice - with particular emphasis on basic research, with importance in applied fields such as astrochemistry, cryofixation, geochemistry and atmospheric (cloud) chemistry. Methods involve high-pressure piston-cylinder studies, powder X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, thermal characterization (calorimetry, thermogravimetry), spectroscopy (Raman, far- and near-infrared), hyperquenching, vapor deposition as well as optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The techniques cover temperature ranges down to -269°C and pressures ranging from the high vacuum to high pressures (10^-7 mbar up to 2 GPa). Experience with at least one of these techniques is necessary, experience with some of the techniques an advantage. In addition to the research itself you will support the matters of the research platform Materials- and Nanosciences (Advanced Materials), e.g., acquisition of research infrastructure, MatNano Award, research documentation, webpage.


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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