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Postdoc position at the TU Vienna

The Experimental Particle Physics group, a joint working group of the Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics at the Technische Universität Wien and the Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is a member of the experiments NUCLEUS, searching for coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, and COSINUS and CRESST, both searching directly for Dark Matter. In all three experiments, the group is in charge of the data acquisition development and of the background simulation.

We are looking for postdoctoral fellow working on the background simulation of the CRESST experiment.

The candidate should have a PhD in experimental particle physics and a solid background in astroparticle physics. Expertise in Monte Carlo simulation techniques using the Geant4 code and solid programming skills in C++ are mandatory. Additional expertise in data analysis with ROOT is of advantage.

The successful candidate will investigate as part of CRESST’s simulation team the various background components observed with the CRESST experiment. The identification of the individual background sources requires an accurate simulation of the full experimental set-up, considering both intrinsic and ambient contributions. As CRESST is one of the world leading experiments searching for low mass Dark Matter, special attention has to be given to a precise modelling of the detector response at the sub-keV energy regime. The candidate will work closely with CRESST’s material assay and data analysis teams to normalize the simulation to measured contamination levels and to validate the background model against calibration measurements. The outcome of the simulations will be also a valuable feedback to the detector development of CRESST. The candidate can also contribute to the simulation efforts of the COSINUS and the NUCLEUS experiments, which have similar requirements like CRESST. Contributions to the ongoing operation und planned upgrade of the CRESST experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy are expected.

The position will be opened for a period of six years. Contributions to teaching at the Technische Universität Wien are expected.

The closing date for the submission of applications is February 27th, 2020.

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Open Postdoc Fellowships at the Erwin Schrödinger Centre for Quantum Science and Technology (ESQ)

The Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science and Technology ESQ invites applications for five two?year postdoc fellowships. The selected fellows can join any of the ESQ research groups affiliated with the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology, the University of Innsbruck or the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna or Innsbruck.

ESQ groups are working on the foundations of quantum physics and quantum optics, on quantum computing, simulation, many?body physics, communication, sensing and metrology. They study photons, ultra?cold atoms and molecules, trapped ions, defects in nanodiamonds, superconductors, clusters and biomolecules, levitated nanoparticles, nanomechanical devices and hybrid quantum systems. For more see

This call invites young researchers who, by January 31st 2020, have completed their doctoral degree or acquired at least four years of full?time research experience. Candidates may not have resided or carried out their work or studies for more than 12 months in Austria in the 3 years preceding the application deadline.

The call deadline is 31 January 2020.

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Position of doctoral students or postdocs at the Vienna University

The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDS-P) selects ambitious young researchers from all over the world to integrate and support them on their way to a physics doctorate at the University of Vienna. We offer attractive research opportunities in experimental, theoretical and computational physics.

On our website you will find all the current open positions.

As a VDS fellow, you will have a regular employment at the University of Vienna and you will be part of a visible community of young scientists. We offer numerous academic and social activities to connect you with your peers, professors and international scientists. We also offer some travel grants to support students attending international conferences and summer schools. We are looking for well trained, highly motivated young scholars and researchers who have:

  • The interest and drive required for frontier research.
  • A master’s degree in physics or a bachelor’s degree with honours (at the time of their employment).
  • Excellent academic credits and   references.
  • High level English language skills.
  • An additional interest in participating in the extracurricular social and scientific activities in the VDS-P.

We accept applications the whole year around. To be considered for the upcoming hearing in September, your application has to arrive until 1 August 2019. To apply or for more info, please visit our website:


Poster: Call with deadline August 1, 2019

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