DCAFM-Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials


The Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials (DCAFM) provides doctoral education at the highest international level on the synthesis, characterization, analysis and theoretical description of novel functional materials, ranging from low-dimensional materials with exotic electronic and optical properties to soft matter systems with tailored mechanical responses to external stimuli.

DCAFM is a topical college in the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP).

The faculty of the DCAFM consists of members of the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Vienna with complementary backgrounds in diverse fields of materials science. Currently, the college has about 50 doctoral fellows.

Enrolement of new fellows is carried out through the VDSP.

New positions for doctoral students available

The Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials  is looking for 11 new doctoral students for the focus program Hierarchical Design of Hybrid Systems (HiDHyS), funded through a doc.funds project from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The positions are embedded within the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP) and the doctoral training programs at the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Vienna.
Focus of HiDHyS is the design of hybrid materials and their structural, mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties. The complexity of these materials is addressed through complementary experimental and computational methods, offering the new doctoral students opportunity for unique training and research experience. More information on DCAFM and HiDHyS is available on the DCAFM website.
The selected candidates will be employed at the University of Vienna for four years with a planned starting date in October 2020. Applicants are expected to have completed a master’s degree in physics, materials science or chemistry by the time of joining. Employment is for 30h/week as usual for doctoral students and the salary corresponds to the collective bargaining agreement of the University of Vienna.
To apply, please visit the VDSP website.
The application deadline is 28 May 2020.