Postdoc position at University of 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 (see link below).

The candidate will provide
- 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 24,2021, to jobcenter[AT] Further enquiries can be directed to ruth.froeler[AT]

Research fields:
Main research field: Physics, Astronomy
Special research fields: Theory of relativity
Importance: MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 25.01.2021, mentioning reference number 11653.

For further information please contact Chrusciel, Piotr T. (piotr.chrusciel[AT], +43-1-4277-51556).