The Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences dedicates its work to theoretical and experimental basic research in the areas of quantum optics and quantum information science. Research topics range from the foundations of quantum physics to their applications, for example for metrology, sensor technology and quantum information processing.

Mission Statement

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)

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in the IQOQI research group “Many-Body Quantum Optics”, led by Prof. Hannes Pichler.

Main tasks:

  • Work on theory of quantum optical many-body systems and their application for quantum information processing tasks.
  • Writing scientific publications
  • Tutor bachelor and master students
  • Attendance of conferences and workshops
  • Supporting the group in administrative tasks

Your profile:

  • Highly motivated student with strong interested in quantum science
  • Master's degree in physics with excellent academic records
  • Strong background in quantum optics, quantum information and/or condensed matter physics (outstanding candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered)
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Fulfillment of the official requirements for PhD students of the University of Innsbruck https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/phd-physik/index.html.en

Our offer:

  • Research on the forefront of quantum science
  • World class, stimulating research environment
  • Possibility to work in a young, diverse team
  • Flextime arrangement
  • Numerous social benefits for employees

We offer an annual gross salary of € 32.297,58, according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

We invite you to send your application, including a letter of motivation, contact details of at least two referees, your curriculum vitae and certificates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mentioning Job ID: IQOQIIBK048DOC122. 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

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