How to apply for an open position within DCAFM

The Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials (DCAFM) is a doctoral training program at the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Vienna. In order to start your PhD at the University of Vienna, you need to find a supervisor who can offer you a position. We welcome applications for our 11 open positions within the project Hierarchical Design of Hybrid Systems (HiDHyS) until the application deadline on Thursday, 4 June 2020.

  1. Your first step in finding a supervisor is checking the open PhD positions.
  2. All application material must be submitted electronically via our online application system. Kindly note that we accept applications for one research team only. Admission to an open position within DCAFM is competitive and we cannot consider incomplete applications. Complete applications contain:
    • CV
    • A personal motivation letter, ca. 1 page A4 (in English)
    • List of publications in scientific journals, poster contributions, conference talks
    • All study records (English or German, translation is required)
    • At least two recommendation letters. Candidates are requested to inform their academic advisors that they need to send their recommendation letters via email (sent from an academic email address - we do not accept gmail, yahoo etc.!) to vds-physics@univie.ac.at within the application deadline. The recommendation letters will be treated confidentially and they will not be shared with the applicants. Recommenders find here some guidelines for reference letters.
  3. Application documents are reviewed by the addressed DCAFM Faculty members. We strive to respond to complete applications on Monday, 8 June 2020.
  4. Applicants will be invited to a (virtual) hearing on Monday, 15 June 2020, should their documents give the impression they would be a good fit for the respective open position.
  5. After successful application, doctoral candidates have to get admitted to the Doctoral study programme at the University of Vienna. You are part of DCAFM and therefore can get started with your PhD as soon as you are enrolled as a PhD student.

How to apply for an open position within the VDSP

The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics offers doctoral training across all research fields of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna. In order to start your PhD at the University of Vienna, you need to find a supervisor who can offer you a position. The VDS Physics welcomes applications throughout the year.

  1. Your first step in finding a supervisor is checking the open PhD positions, offered by VDSP Faculty Members.
  2. All application material must be submitted electronically via our online application system. Admission to the VDS Physics is competitive and we cannot consider incomplete applications. Complete applications contain:
    • CV
    • A personal motivation letter, ca. 1 page A4 (in English)
    • List of publications in scientific journals, poster contributions, conference talks
    • All study records (English or German, translation is required)
    • At least two recommendation letters. Candidates are requested to inform their academic advisors that they need to send their recommendation letters via email (sent from an academic email address - we do not accept gmail, yahoo etc.!) to vds-physics@univie.ac.at within seven days after submission of application documents. The recommendation letters will be treated confidentially and they will not be shared with the applicants. Recommenders find here some guidelines for reference letters.
  3. Application documents are reviewed by the addressed VDSP Faculty members. The VDSP strives to respond to complete applications as soon as possible.
  4. Applicants will be invited to an interview, should their documents give the impression they would be a good fit for the respective research group.
  5. After successful application, doctoral candidates have to get admitted to the Doctoral study programme in Physics at the University of Vienna. You provisionally are part of the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics and therefore can get started with your PhD as soon as you are enrolled as a PhD student.
  6. Membership in VDS Physics is extended upon approval of the doctoral research project and the doctoral thesis agreement and will be reviewed at mid-term of the work contract.