Assistant Professorship tenure track in Quantum Materials by Design

Zurich, Switzerland
03 May 2022
26 Jun 2022

The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for the Assistant Professorship tenure track in Quantum Materials by Design

We are seeking talents in the field of experimental condensed matter physics, who create and / or probe specifically designed systems of quantum materials. Their fundamental research is led by envisioned applications in quantum simulation, quantum sensing, or future computing architectures and may encompass experimental techniques including, but not limited to focussed ion beam manipulation, digital growth of heterostructures, stacking of van der Waals materials, scanning probes of surfaces, and quantum transport.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent and innovative research effort at the Department of Physics of the University of Zurich (UZH).

UZH provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Additionally, the successful applicant is expected to acquire external research funding. Zurich’s scientific environment encompasses a rich spectrum of diverse activities in condensed matter and quantum science, including close bonds between the Department of Physics and the Paul Scherrer Institute, groups working on the theoretical modelling of quantum matter, and substantial research efforts within the local industry.

The employment conditions for this position follow UZH's legal regulations including part-time options. UZH is an equal-opportunities employer, and the Faculty of Science in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Care-time interruptions are considered during the evaluation of applicants of all genders.

The open-minded and family-friendly city of Zurich combines the vibrant cultural scene in a modern European city with the convenient accessibility to its beautiful natural surroundings.

Applicants are kindly invited to submit their applications, which should include:

  • a dated curriculum vitae, including teaching and supervisory track-record; and a list of acquired research funding, including role and amount awarded
  • a description of their especially relevant research outputs (at most five outputs, 1 page)
  • a research plan describing their mid-term scientific strategy and expected impact (maximum 2 pages)
  • a teaching reflection on their educational values, tools and methods, and their potential contribution to the curriculum development at UZH (1 page)
  • a description of their track-record and/or planned measures towards diversity, equality, and inclusion (1 page)
  • a list of publications and other research outputs
  • a copy of their PhD certificate

The evaluation processes at UZH and its Faculty of Science follow the DORA recommendations for assessing research quality and impact. Applicants are thus asked to refrain from referring to non-personal measures such as impact factors.

Please upload your application to by June 26th, 2022.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Titus Neupert (