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Universität Jena - Professor (W3 or W2 with Tenure Track to W3) in Optical System Design and Simulation

The faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena invites applications for the position of Professor (W3 or W2 with Tenure Track to W3) in

Optical System Design and Simulation

to be filled in 2023.

The successful candidate (m/f/d) should have a scientific focus on design and simulation of optical systems, covering conceptual layout, design, optimization, physical simulation as well as tolerancing. This includes excellent research work in one or several of the following areas: modern optical components, aberration theory, digital imaging and metrology of systems, imaging and illumination applications and physical simulation of the various effects in real optical systems. One of the most important goals in this research area is the development and investigation of novel methods and algorithms in optical design in the field of optical instrumentation. Thereby, a holistic approach and conceptual system thinking considering classical and modern approaches as well as technological aspects of realization are expected.

A strong application related approach in close cooperation with the other research groups of the University and thematically related institutes and companies within an existing and growing network is expected. Active contributions to the university‘s profile line Light are
desired. Involvement in academic self-administration is expected. Teaching should cover especially the design of optical systems within the curricula in physics and in particular photonics, whereby the courses are to be held in English and German.

Prerequisites for the employment are a relevant university degree, pedagogic skills, a pertinent dissertation and a habilitation or equivalent achievements in the subject area. Experience in the acquisition of research funds, project acquisition and in the implementation of third-party funded projects as well as leadership skills are highly appreciated. In case this is the first professorial position of the candidate, the appointment is intended to be initially on the W2 level and limited to six years. In this case, the transition to a W3 professorship without renewed announcement is envisaged based on a positive tenure evaluation, at the latest after six years.

The Friedrich Schiller University wants to promote women in science and education and is particularly looking forward to receive applications from female researchers. Applications of handicapped people will be given preference in the selection among equivalently qualified competitors.

Applications in German or English with the usual documents such as curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and diplomas, list of publications and lectures, list of courses, teaching evaluation, list of third-party funds acquired, research and teaching concept should be sent electronically via the appointment portal of the University of Jena at no later than 15.10.2022 to:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena,
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Max-Wien-Platz 1
07743 Jena, Germany

For further information for applicants, please also refer to (in German) Please also note the information on the collection of personal data at

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Uni Wien - 14 fully funded PhD fellowships

Are you eager to

  • Work in a unique research environment, in teams of renowned physicists?
  • Tackle challenges at the forefront of physics?
  • Benefit from a broad international network?
  • Hone your transferrable professional skills?
  • Enjoy the City of Vienna, famous for leading the Quality of Living Ranks?


The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP) at the University of Vienna is a vibrant community 

  • Of more than 140 capable, creative and critical young researcher personalities,
  • Embedded in more than 50 scientific teams,
  • With innovative experimental, theoretical and computational capabilities.


We are offering 14 PhD positions in a large diversity of research fields.

For detailed information about projects and procedures, please see: and

Online applications are accepted until 05 September 2022.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Kind regards,

The VDSP Faculty


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TU Wien - University Professor (m_f)

in the field of "Theory of Light Matter Interaction"

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over  26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.
At the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Physics at TU Wien the position of a University Professor (m_f) in the field of Theory of Light Matter Interaction with permanent full-time contractual employment is to be filled as of 09/2023.

This professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG) is part of the current development plan of TU Wien with allocation to the research areas “Materials and Matter", "Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies” and "Computational Science and Engineering".

We are looking for an internationally leading scientist working on the theory of light-matter interaction. Possible topics of research may include (but are not restricted to) the physics of laser-atom or laser-surface interaction, strong-field laser physics, ultra-short laser pulses, wave-front shaping and sculpted light, photonic nano-structures, nano-plasmonics, hybrid light-matter quantum systems and quantum aspects of light-matter interaction.

The applicant’s trend-setting scientific profile shall complement and expand on-going research activities in the above research areas at TU Wien. Connections to experimental efforts at the faculties of physics and electrical engineering are encouraged. We expect the successful candidate to be an international leader in one or several of the areas outlined above with excellent embedding into the global research community, the proven ability to lead an independent research team, and a demonstrated ability to acquire third-party funding.

The professorship is located at the Institute for Theoretical Physics. We anticipate a close collaboration with groups working at the Institute, as well as at the faculty of Physics and other faculties of TU Wien. Synergies with the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, the Special Research Networks (SFBs) and the doctoral schools are envisioned.

We expect the applicant to be strongly motivated and well qualified to substantially contribute to the teaching (in English and in German) of the bachelor and master curricula of TU Wien and to participate in the academic management of the institute and faculty.

Your profile:

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in the field under consideration from a domestic or foreign university or research institution (or equivalent scientific qualification)
  • Outstanding publication record in internationally recognised academic journals in the fields of work of the professorship
  • The qualification for teaching (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or foreign university or an academic qualification recognisable as being equivalent to the venia docendi
  • Pedagogic and didactic qualification for academic teaching of Physics, in English and in German. In case the candidate does not yet possess sufficient knowledge of German, we expect a commitment to acquire German skills at a level suitable for teaching, for participation in the management of the institute and faculty as well as in governing bodies of the university
  • Experience in the supervision of research projects of students and PostDocs
  • International research experience relevant to the field of specialization, international visibility, as well as skills in networking
  • Experience in the acquisition, completion and management of research projects
  • Ability and willingness to manage a research division or a research group
  • The candidate should ideally have competence and experience in the professional promotion of young scholars
  • The candidate should ideally be educated in the field of gender mainstreaming
  • On-site presence is expected

We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • A strong network of quantum research groups in Austria
  • Attractive compensation combined with a supplemental retirement benefit program sponsored by the employer and further benefits (see also: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (start-up funds); support in moving to Vienna (if required)
  • Dual career advice (if required): We offer partners of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various supporting services tailored to their individual situation
  • An employee-friendly environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life
TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.
Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 76.127,80 gross annual is provided for. Furthermore, on top of the employee benefit fund, a company pension scheme will be set up for employees, depending on the duration of their employment, with the result that personnel benefits will increase. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is subject of appointment negotiations as well as detailed information about benefits.

General information can be found at the following links:
Applications in German or English must include at least the following documents:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including professional and academic record
  • Motivation Letter
  • Presentation of previous academic activities including a survey of research and development projects carried out and of funds raised as well as a list of teaching and lecturing activities
  • A list of publications (including a link to a unique researcher identifier like on ResearcherID, ORCID or Google Scholar)
  • Copies of the 5 most important publications related to the field of the position announced
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the field
  • We kindly ask you to download the data sheet "Theory of Light-Matter Interaction" and upload the completed sheet under the category: +add more documents

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by 15.09.2022.


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Montanuniversität Leoben - Dissertationsvorhaben am Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinen Maschinenbau

Dissertationsvorhaben am Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinen Maschinenbau

Entwicklung einer Methodik zur Bewertung des Zustandes von

Die Gebrauchseigenschaften von Maschinen bzw. Maschinenelementen verändern sich über ihren Lebenszyklus. Der Begriff Gebrauchseigenschaften umfasst hierbei Strukturänderungen, Rissbildungen sowie den tribologischen Verschleiß. Das wissenschaftliche Ziel dieses Dissertationsvorhabens ist es, mit
Hilfe von breitbandiger Schwingungsanalyse, die Schädigungsevolution von maschinenbaulichen Komponenten in-situ zu evaluieren. Mittels elaborierter Methoden (elektrodynamische Shaker und Modalhämmer) sollen Komponenten angeregt und anschließend analysiert werden. Die Arbeit wird bei Vollzeitanstellung (40h/Woche) über einen durchfinanzierten Zeitraum von 3 Jahren durchgeführt.

Tätigkeiten/ Aufgaben

• Forschungstätigkeit auf den Gebieten der Schwingungsanalyse und der Maschinendynamik
• Umfassende Kooperation mit den wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeitern des Lehrstuhls
• Unterstützung in der Lehre an der Universität
• Publikationen und Fachvorträge im In- und Ausland
Anforderungen/ Qualifikation
• Technisches oder naturwissenschaftliches Studium (auf Masterniveau): Maschinenbau, Physik, Mechatronik, etc.
• Motivation, Teamfähigkeit und Selbstständigkeit
• Beherrschung der deutschen und englischen Sprache in Wort und Schrift

Dienstort: Leoben / Beginn: ab September 2022 / Dauer: 3 Jahre (Vollzeit)

Weitere Infos können gerne in einem weiterführenden Gespräch zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

Dr. Philipp Renhart

Prof. Dr. Florian Grün

Digitale Abgabe der Bewerbungsunterlagen im Bewerbungsportal:
Referenznummer: 2207WPA


Stellenbeschreibung der Montanuniversität Leoben

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TU Graz - Universitätsassistent*In

Am Institut für Materialphysik der Technischen Universität Graz ist voraussichtlich ab 1.9.2022 eine Stelle eines/einer Universitätsassistent*in ohne Doktorat

für 4 Jahre, 40 Stunden/Woche zu besetzen.

Aufgaben der Position:

  • Durchführung von Forschungsarbeiten im Bereich der in-situ Untersuchung von energierelevanten Materialien (Metall-Hydride, Batteriekathoden).
  • Mitarbeit in der Lehre (eigenständige Betreuung von Rechenübungen und Laborübungen im Bachelorstudium Physik sowie in Masterstudien des Fachbereichs Physik).
  • Mitwirkung bei der Betreuung von Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten.
  • Ausarbeitung einer Dissertation.


  • Abgeschlossenes Master-bzw. Diplomstudium der Studienrichtung Physik oder Technische Physik

Gewünschte Qualifikationen:

  • Fundierte  Kenntnisse im Bereich Materialphysik
  • Erfahrung in der Materialcharakterisierung mit elektrochemischen Methoden
  • Erfahrung mit Magnetometrie oder Dilatometrie
  • Soziale Kompetenz und Teamfähigkeit sowie die Bereitschaft zum Erwerb didaktischer Fähigkeiten
  • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Gehalt: Wir bieten ein Jahresbruttogehalt auf Basis Vollzeit von mindestens € 42.820,40, Überzahlung je nach Qualifikation und Erfahrung möglich.

Die Technische Universität Graz strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteiles, insbesondere in Leitungsfunktionen und beim wissenschaftlichen Personal an und lädt deshalb qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung ein. Im Falle von Unterrepräsentation werden Frauen bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.

Die Technische Universität Graz bemüht sich aktiv um Vielfalt und Chancengleichheit. Bei der Personalauswahl dürfen Personen aufgrund des Geschlechts, der ethnischen Zugehörigkeit, der Religion oder der Weltanschauung, des Alters oder der sexuellen Orientierung nicht benachteiligt werden (Antidiskriminierung). Menschen mit Behinderung und entsprechender Qualifikation werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung eingeladen.

Reisekosten, die im Zusammenhang mit dem Auswahlverfahren entstehen, werden von der TU Graz nicht ersetzt.

Kontakt: Bewerbung, Lebenslauf und weitere Unterlagen sind unter genauer Bezeichnung der Stelle bzw. der Kennzahl an die Technische Universität Graz, Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Geodäsie, Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Jussi Behrndt, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz (vorzugsweise elektronisch zu richten und müssen bis spätestens Ende der Bewerbungsfrist einlangen.

Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 28.7.2022

Kennzahl: 5170/22/011

 Vollständiger Text der Ausschreibung veröffentlicht im Mitteilungsblatt der TU Graz vom 6.7.2022

link zur Ausschreibung an der TU Graz

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TU Wien - Positions for PhD students and post-docs

From strong correlations to topology and entanglement

Strongly correlated electron systems are a vibrant frontier in modern condensed matter physics. Electron correlations often stabilize exotic phases, including various kinds of magnetism and superconductivity. Recently, effects of nontrivial electronic topology further enrich this landscape. To understand the underlying physics, both new materials and new characterization tools are needed.

The Quantum Materials Research Unit, lead by Silke Bühler-Paschen at the Institute of Solid State Physics at TU Wien, is now recruiting phd students and postdocs for two new projects: The ERC Advanced Grant “Correlation-driven metallic topology” (CorMeTop) and the project
“Quantum criticality and topology in Kondo systems” within the FWF Special Research Programme “Correlated Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Systems” (Q-M&S).

Key objectives are to establish design principles for strongly correlated electronic topology and to improve the understanding of the enigmatic strange metal state using new techniques inspired by quantum information.

We are looking for candidates with an excellent background in solid state physics and a high motivation for curiosity-driven fundamental research. Expertiese in one of the following experimental techniques is particularly welcome:

• Molecular beam epitaxy of intermetallic compounds
• Fabrication and handling of mesoscopic structures and devices
• High-resolution experiments at low and ultralow temperatures
• Microwave and noise spectroscopy
• Thermal transport

To apply, please send an email containing a CV, a list of publications and presentations, a short statement of research experience and interests, and two letters of recommendation (emailed separately by the writers) to:

Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, 1040 Vienna, AUSTRIA
+43 (0)1 58801 13716

Starting date: As soon as possible.
Application deadline: Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Salary:: ~2300 EUR (phd student)/~4100 EUR (postdoc) gross salary/month, 14 times per year, in accordance with the Austrian Collective Agreement for University Staff.

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TU Wien - University Assistant (Post-Doc)

40 hours/week | limited to 6 years

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the  motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

At the Institute of Solid State Physics, in the Research Unit of Quantum Materials, TU Wien is offering a position as University Assistant (post-doc) limited to 6 years for 40 hours/week.

Expected start: September 2022.


  • Research in quantum materials and publication of results
  • Participating and taking a leading role in research projects
  • Presentation of research results and participation in scientific events
  • Participating in teaching activities: laboratories, exercises, internships, co-supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD students
  • Assistance with administrative tasks and funding acquisition

Your profile:

  • PhD in physics or related field
  • Excellent background in solid state physics
  • Experience in performing low-temperature experiments
  • Good knowledge of strongly correlated electron systems (ideally also of heavy fermion compounds)
  • Ideally hands-on experience with dilution refrigerators and high-sensitivity measurements of any of the following: transport, specific heat, magnetization, microwave conductivity, noise
  • Proven track record of publications in leading scientific journals
  • Curiosity and high motivation for scientific research
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and spoken English

We offer:

  • Opportunity to further develop your research career and scientific potential
  • Dynamic and international work environment
  • Possibility to participate in structured research programs
  • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
  • Central location with very good accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)
  • A creative environment in one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Additional benefits for employees can be found at the following link Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally
qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.

Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 4,061.50/month gross, 14 times/year for 40 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until 28.07.2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201

Apply now!

Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection
with this admission process.

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