The mission of the IQOQI Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship is to identify, recruit and support the most talented and promising young quantum physicists at an early stage of their careers.

The Fellowship is awarded for two years - with an optional third year - to an outstanding experimental or theoretical physicist and offers the freedom of collaborating with research groups at the institute. Choosing a hosting research group is not a requirement, but optional. We value this independence and support and foster it. The IQOQI Prize postdoctoral researchers are communicated accordingly, including their visibility on our website.

Furthermore, the program offers various attractive benefits, such as a competitive salary and social benefits as well as research funds for a total lump sum of 7.000 Euro.

Recipients are selected by a committee of the scientific directorate and should have completed their PhD degree by the time they start their assignment. Applications are open on a yearly basis.

Application details

The Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck invites applications for the IQOQI Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Science for the year 2024.

Recipients are selected by a committee of the scientific directorate and should have completed their Ph.D. degree by the time they start their assignment. They should show outstanding research in theoretical or experimental quantum physics commensurate with the level of the position, and an ability to identify and pursue research problems independently while working well in an interactive and dynamic setting.

Please submit the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15, 2024.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • A statement of research interests: Candidates should identify possible collaborations with at least one research group at IQOQI Innsbruck.
  • Contact information of three potential referees

IQOQI is strongly committed to ameliorate the gender balance in Physics at all levels of a scientific career, we therefore particularly encourage applications from female scientists.