PhD Student Position (w*m) - IQOQI-IBK

PhD Student Position (w*m) - IQOQI-IBK

The Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Innsbruck (IQOQI-IBK) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria`s leading non-university research and science institution, dedicates its work to theoretical and experimental basic research in the areas of quantum science. IQOQI is pleased to invite applications for a


(part-time, 30h per week)

in the IQOQI research group “Dipolar Quantum gases” led by Prof. Francesca Ferlaino

Main tasks:

  • Work on an experiment with ultracold multi-electron atoms and Rydberg tweezers, including regular maintenance, planning and implementing upgrades and extensions, performing measurements
  • Analysis of experimental results and writing scientific publications
  • Tutor bachelor and master students
  • Representing the group on conferences and workshops via poster presentations and talks
  • Supporting the group in administrative tasks

Your profile:

  • Master's degree in physics
  • Practical experience with experimental techniques used in cold atom and quantum gas experiments, especially laser and optical setups, vacuum technology, electronics
  • Experimental know-how on cooling and trapping ultracold atoms, multi-valence-electron atoms, and optical tweezer arrays
  • Experience in data analysis and theoretical modelling of physical systems
  • Knowledge of the theoretical description of quantum systems in general and many-body systems in the context of ultracold dipolar quantum gases in specific
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to present scientific results to the community
  • Fulfillment of the official requirements for PhD students of the University of Innsbruck

Our offer:

  • Interesting field of activity in a dynamic environment
  • Flextime arrangement
  • Possibility to work in an innovative team
  • Numerous social benefits for employees

We offer an annual gross salary of € 32.297,58 before taxes based on the salary scheme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. We invite you to send your application, including a letter of motivation, your curriculum vitae and certificates to, mentioning Job ID: IQOQIIBK127DOC122 no later than September 27th, 2022. Applications are considered until the positions are filled.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.