PhD position in nanomechanical sensing

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TU Wien is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. Our identity as a research university means that we build our reputation through our research. TU Wien combines basic and applied research and research-oriented teaching at the highest level. The group of Prof. Silvan Schmid at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in the field of optomechanical/nanomechanical sensing.

The Project

The goal of the project “Multi-modal analysis of single molecules by nanomechanical detection» is to identify rare proteins. It is a collaboration with the Quantum Optomechanics Group at the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark and the Spin Physics Group at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. For more information about the project please contact the principal investigator (PI) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Silvan Schmid (

Your profile

This interdisciplinary project provides a unique intersection of various fields including nanomechanics, optomechanics, phononic and photonic engineering, analytical chemistry, and absorption spectroscopy. For this most ambitious project we are looking for a motivated PhD student fulfilling these requirements:

  • MSc degree or comparable degree in physics, electrical engineering, analytical chemistry, mechanical engineering, microsystem technology, or in a related subject.
  • Strong analytical skills and theoretical knowledge in the disciplines listed above.
  • Prior experience in micro- and nanofabrication would be an asset.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills in English.

We offer

The successful candidate will work in the group of Prof. Silvan Schmid at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems located in the center of Vienna. The institute offers an international environment and excellent infrastructure. You can find more information about the group and the institute In addition, we offer

  • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
  • Central location of workplace with very good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)
  • A creative environment in one of the most livable cities in the world
  • A highly competitive salary (Salary of the position is according to collective labor agreement for employees at universities, salary group B1, based on 31 hours per week, a gross salary of currently EUR 35,558.70 per year)
  • Additional benefits for employees can be found at the following link: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien

Your Application

We invite highly qualified and motivated students having a strong interest in optomechanical sensing to send us your detailed application documents (including a letter of motivation, CV grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma) in a single pdf file via email. To until October 15, 2023 Candidates are not eligible for a refund of expenses for travelling and lodging related to the application process. TU Wien intends to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration.

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