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Uni Wien - University Assistant (post doc)  (Created: 2023-03-14)

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.04.2023 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information

Reference number: 13879

Professor Walther's research group is part of the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information group at the Faculty of Physics. The group's research combines the development of scalable photonic quantum technology for quantum computing and other quantum information applications with the investigation of fundamental quantum science questions. The group's research focus is dedicated to photonic quantum computers and quantum clouds in quantum networks, as well as photonic quantum simulators capable of providing insight into other quantum systems. For further reinforcement we are looking for a University Assistant PostDoc

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in informatics, or physics
- Professional competence quantum cryptography, cryptography, quantum computing, quantum information, quantum photonics, quantum entanglement with cluster states, one- way quantum computing
- Methodological competence programming, phyton, low level programming in C/C++,
- Didactic competence: motivated to teach and communicate knowledge to students
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
- Experience of working on research projects
- Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
- International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience of supervising students

Application documents
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Computer Sciences
IT security MUST


Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Mathematics, Computer Sciences - MUST


Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sumbitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 21.03.2023, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Paulovics, Verena +43-1-4277-51240.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 13879
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna

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