As Austria's largest research and technology organization for applied research, we have set ourselves the goal of making substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time: climate change and digitalization. In doing so, we rely on our specific research, development and technology expertise, which forms the basis for our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society. 


Our Center for Digital Safety & Security is looking for further Ingenious Partners for the Vienna location. At the Center for Digital Safety & Security, we develop state-of-the-art information and communication technologies to make our systems highly secure and reliable in the context of comprehensive digitalization and global networking - focusing on a variety of key technologies such as distributed IT systems, Internet of Things, IoT, cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technologies, quantum and photonic technologies, wireless systems (6G) and digital solutions for crisis and disaster management. 


Our Research Field Enabling Digital Technologies, within the Competence Unit "Security and Communication Technologies", specializes in applied research of new methods to exploit the physical properties of optical and wireless communication media and use quantum effects to increase digital security.



You work on experimental prototypes for Quantum Technologies and quantum cryptography (e.g. single and entangled qubits, bulk photonics setups, photonic integrated chips, etc.). You implement quantum communication protocols in the laboratory and in deployed networks. You analyse data and contribute to project reports. You publish your findings in international journals and present them at international conferences. You work in a multi-disciplinary team ranging from post-doctoral scientists to students and will actively support and supervise project students (internships). You help by conceiving and submitting research project proposals on the national and international level. With your innovative work, you help to master the latest challenges in quantum communication.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

Completed studies in physics, electrical engineering or a similar technical degree (Master level) Practical experience with optical set-ups, preferably in the field of quantum optics, is required Programming and data analysis are highly beneficial Analytical thinking and structured work High level of commitment and ability to work in a team Good written and spoken English

What to expect: 

The minimum gross annual salary on a full-time basis (38,5 h / week) according to the collective agreement is EUR 53.578,--. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities. 


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications. 


Please submit your application documents including your CV, cover letter and certificates online.

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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Location: Austria, Vienna
Categories: Experimental Physics, Electrical Engineering, Junior Scientist, Optics, Physics, Quantum engineering, quantum optics, technical, Technical Background, Technology,


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