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Staff Scientist - Superconducting circuits for quantum technologies

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IST Austria

Full Time (40h/w) Limited for five years (permanent contract possible after tenure-like evaluation)
EUR 65,000* gross/year

IST Austria is a constantly growing international institute for conducting frontier research in mathematics, computer science, life sciences & physical sciences. We strive to recruit passionate professionals from across the world over all fields who strive to support our goal of excellent research. Located within a beautiful campus on the outskirts of Vienna, we offer multiple opportunities for personal growth in a stable working environment.

Your responsibilities
Staff Scientists at IST Austria pursue research projects together with professors, serving as collaborators with expertise normally not present within research groups. We are looking for a Staff Scientist with experience in nanofabrication and measurements of superconducting circuits for quantum technologies.
The staff scientist will be associated with the Nanofabrication facility, which provides technical support for research groups on campus. The staff scientist with experience in quantum physics and quantum technologies should have an active interest in the fabrication of superconducting circuits, low temperature physics and device measurements (DC, microwave).
Develop recipes for novel superconducting circuit devices and participate in their characterization. Potential projects could relate to their integration with semiconductors, realization of magnetic field resilient resonators, loss mitigation with better designs, interfaces and materials and the development of flip chip technology.
Guarantee a smooth operation of the electron beam lithography system
Keep the fabrication knowledge in‐house and transfer this knowledge to new group members

Your profile
PhD in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering or material science. Preferably > 2 years post‐graduate experience in a demanding and high‐level research environment
Expertise in electron beam lithography, ideally with the Raith EBPG system >1 year
A successful research track record, preferably in one of the top groups of the field
Excellent command of English
Team player with outstanding communication skills
Experience with low temperature DC and RF measurements
In addition, the following skills would be most welcome
Experience with Python and other programming languages

Please submit your application online at

*This position comes with possible overpayment depending on education, qualification and work experience. IST Austria processes your personal data in accordance with the law. For more information, please refer to

Status: Research Scientist
Location: Klosterneuburg, AUSTRIA
Remuneration: Starting from 65000 Euro/year
Advert Published: 16 Jul 2020
Expiry date: 15 Aug 2020
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