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Quantum Knowledge and Innovation Broker

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time

51 Faculty of Physics
Startdate: 01.02.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 31.01.2025
Reference no.: 1617

If you are passionate about quantum technologies and eager to contribute to their real-world applications, we invite you to join our team. The University of Vienna, in collaboration with the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology and the Cluster of Excellence QuantA, is seeking a dedicated Quantum Knowledge & Innovation Broker to join our dynamic team.

Your personal sphere of play:

As a Quantum Knowledge & Innovation Broker in the field of quantum technologies, you will play a key role in bridging the gap between cutting-edge research in quantum science and technology and its practical applications for industry and new Spin-Offs. You will be a part of an open, friendly, and collaborative working environment at the Department for Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information of the Faculty of Physics. We offer exciting and challenging opportunities in quantum technologies through our collaborations with the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology and the Cluster of Excellence QuantA.

Your future tasks:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Workshops, training, and consulting for (early career) researchers in close collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Vienna,
  • Support entrepreneurship activities for (early career) researchers in close collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Vienna,
  • Active participation in administration and teaching (flexible and negotiable),
  • Scout for partnerships with existing start-up programs, incubators, funding agencies, and  relevant EU Programs,
  • Help to establish a local and international network of quantum companies, start-ups, and other stakeholders to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing,
  • Technology scouting to identify emerging technologies and innovations in the field of quantum science,
  • Raise awareness for the innovation and entrepreneurship services of the University of Vienna,
  • Support awareness raising for new innovative quantum technologies.

This is part of your personality:

Ideally, we are seeking candidates who possess the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in physics, engineering, or a related field, ideally with a strong quantum science and technology background.
  • Previous experience and skills in technology transfer, knowledge brokerage, or related roles in academia or industry, especially in quantum technologies, are highly advantageous.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in both German and English (oral and written).

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Introductory training in entrepreneurship and technology transfer support by the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Vienna. Opportunity to expand and deepen your knowledge through training courses and conferences.

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The initial contract is for one year (with the potential for renewal for the duration of the project) including a basic salary of EUR 4,351.90 (14 times a year). Compensation based on your qualifications and experience can be further negotiated.
Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Interest.
  • Educational certificates.
  • Additional documents that support your application, such as qualifications in business and technology transfer skills, are welcome.
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Borivoje Dakic

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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Application deadline: 02/29/2024 

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