Two PhD positions Cold Trapped Ions, University of Innsbruck, Austria

There are two openings for PhD positions in the Molecular Systems group headed by Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck. One position is part of a research project in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux on classical versus quantum effects in three-body collisions of cold trapped ions, funded through the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The second position is part of a collaborative project on controlling trapped charged nanoparticles, funded through the Austrian excellence cluster QuantA.

We are looking for candidates with a master's degree in physics, physical chemistry, or related fields, who are interested to join our experimental research group, which is part of the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, the Doctoral Program Atoms, Light, and Molecules, and the Physics Research Center at the University of Innsbruck. For more information on our research activities please have a look at our website at

With 28.000 students and more than 5.500 employees the University of Innsbruck represents the largest and most important institution in research and education in western Austria. Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck offers great conditions for successful research and teaching.

Successful candidates will become employees of the University with full social security coverage under Austrian national law. We are committed to increasing the percentage of female employees in science and therefore explicitly invite women to apply. The gross salary for these positions is about € 37,500 p.a..

Applications should include the C.V., a letter of motivation, and names of two references. For further information on the positions and the research projects do not hesitate to contact <>.

Deadline 15th May 2024