Junior Scientist (m/f/d) for experimental Quantum Optics

Austrian Institute of Technology

WorkplaceWien, Wien, Austria

We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Digital Safety & Security is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna:

- Center for Digital Safety & Security -

  • Quantum technologies harness the principles of quantum physics and enable applications that would not be possible with classical physics.
  • As an expert in quantum technology, our goal is to develop future technologies, bring them directly to the customer and advance secure communication systems for critical infrastructures.
  • As part of our interdisciplinary team , you will develop new areas of application for quantum technologies.

  • In our state-of-the-art laboratories, you will develop experimental prototypes designed to be used in a variety of quantum technologies.
  • You will implement quantum communication protocols in the laboratory.
  • You will analyse opportunities for implementation of optical quantum computing based on squeezed light.
  • You will support us in preparing project proposals and will be responsible for the management of smaller projects or project tasks.
  • You will conduct scientific research, document, and analyse your findings, which you will also publish in professional journals and present at conferences and symposia.

  • You actively support and supervise our junior scientists (interns).
  • Thanks to your innovative work, you will help us to master the current challenges in quantum optics.
  • You will have the opportunity to work in a national and international oriented, unique project portfolio.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:
  • Completed master’s studies in physics, technical physics, or similar fields
  • Knowledge of quantum information theory and/or quantum communication is beneficial
  • Analytical thinking and structured working
  • High level of commitment and ability to work in a team
  • Good written and spoken English and/or German

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 49.532,--. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training, and career opportunities. Enrolment for a doctoral study program is possible.

At AIT, the promotion of diversity is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants!

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