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PhD, postdoc and research assistant positions

@the Dipolar quantum gas group at the University of Innsbruck and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), and

Openings 2023


We are happy to announce our 2023 openings for PhD positions. We are looking for talented and highly-motivated candidates to join our dipolar quantum gases group ( at the University of Innsbruck and IQOQI (, Austria.

Current openings:
Theo-PhD@Theory Group

About Us …

Our group, led by Prof. Francesca Ferlaino, is jointly located at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK) and at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Science.

We work with the exotic and highly magnetic Erbium and Dysprosium atoms, either in the ground- or in highly excited Rydberg states. The group comprises four research teams, three experimental and one theoretical. Our three Labs works on Erbium and Dysprosium dipolar quantum gases, Er-Dy mixtures, and Er Rydberg Tweezers.

Learn more about our research take a look at our website

Joining Us …

It is now an exciting time to work with ultracold highly-magnetic quantum gases, thrived by the rapid developments of quantum science based on lanthanide species.

Working with us will provide a unique opportunity to perform exciting experiments at the frontier of quantum physics in an exceptional international environment, as well as to collaborate with a large network of researchers worldwide, and to develop valuable high-tech skills in electronics, photonics, programming, and data analysis, among others. Join us if you want to contribute in unveiling the unique opportunities of ultracold lanthanide atoms for quantum physics!


We are looking forward to your application! If you are interested, send an email to, including a C.V., a letter of motivation, transcript of exams (Bachelor and Master), and names of at least one reference person. The application will be considered upon reception and until filling of the available positions.

Our group is strongly committed to ameliorate the gender balance in Physics at all level of the scientific career, we therefore particularly encourage applications from women.

We offer a gross salary for these positions following the salaries schemes of the Austrian Founding Agency (FWF).

Qualifications: A master degree or equivalent, including a research project (master Thesis or Internship) in experimental AMO group is required to start a PhD with us. In case you do have not yet finished your Master degree or you want to acquire experimental experience in ultracold atoms look at our Excellence Fellowship program for visiting master students.