Postdoc position at University of Vienna, Austria

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Deadline:  2021-01-25

Location:  Vienna, Austria

The Gravitational Physics group of the Department of Physics of University of Vienna is seeking to fill a post-doctoral position (Universitaetsassistent/in) in the field of mathematical general relativity or in theoretical aspects of the interface between gravitation and quantum mechanics.
The appointment will be for six years, according to previous experience.
The employment will start in the first half of 2021, possibly a few months later if more convenient for the chosen candidate. The list of members of the group at the start of the appointment, including scientifically active retired members, will include Peter Aichelburg, Robert Beig, Piotr Chrusciel, Mateja Gosenca, David Fajman, Maciej Maliborski, Stefan Palenta and Walter Simon.

The yearly teaching load averaged over two semesters is four hours/week, in English or in German. The candidate will not teach more than six hours a week in any given semester in any case.

In addition of teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement, active participation in research, teaching and administration is expected. This involves:
– Involvement in research projects / research studies
– International publications and presentations
– Supervision of students
– Participation in evaluation measures
– Developing and strengthening an independent research profile

Excellent command of written and spoken English is expected. The candidate will have a Doctoral degree or a PhD degree.

The applications are done online, please search for position 11653. The web page where one can apply for this position is not open yet at the time of posting of this message, but should open shortly.

The candidate will provide there
– Letter of motivation
– Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
– Description of research interests and research agenda
– The candidates should arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent
or emailed before January 25,2021, to the address indicated on the application website or to Mrs Ruth Bogoevski, Faculty of Physics, Boltzmanngasse 5/5/3521, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.

Applications done before January 25, 2021 will receive full attention.

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy
and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.