Join us!


We are currently hiring PhD students and Postdocs!

If you are interested in joining our growing interdisciplinary research team, either as a member of the Faculty of Physics or the Faculty of Mathematics, then apply now!

Topics of interest cover the whole range from quantum information and computation to quantum many-body physics, with a focus on tensor networks and related methods.

Possible research topics include:

  • Theory of tensor networks, classification of phases
  • Development of tensor network algorithms and simulation methods for quantum many-body systems
  • Topological order and spin liquids
  • Quantum Algorithms (in particular for the simulation of many-body problems and for NISQ devices)
  • Entanglement Theory
  • Mathematical structure of quantum many-body systems
  • Quantum Complexity Theory

More information on topics covered in the group can be found on our research pages.

How to apply

To apply, please send an email to (Subject: "PhD application" or "Postdoc application") with the following documents:

For postdoc applicants:

  • a comprehensive CV (including a list of publications & talks),
  • relevant certificates and grades,
  • a description of future research plans (about 2-3 pages),
  • and the contact data of at least two referees who can provide a letter of recommendation upon request.

For PhD applicants:

  • a comprehensive CV
  • certificates and grades from bachelor and master studies,
  • a brief cover letter (max. 1 page), explaining the motivation for joining the group,
  • and the contact data of at least one referee who can provide a letter of recommendation upon request.

Deadline for initial consideration was January 23st, 2023, but later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Further information

Successful candidates will be associated either with the Department of Physics or the Department of Mathematics, depending on their background and interests. PhD candidates will also become members of the corresponding doctoral schools ( and

Starting dates are flexible and can be discussed.

PhD appointments will be for a period of 4 years total, with an initial salary of about 24000€/year after taxes. Postdoc appointments are for an initial period of 2 years, with a salary of about 36000€/year after taxes. (See the university's page on the collective salary scheme.)


Master's Theses

We are also always looking for master students who are interested in doing a Master's Thesis in our group, either in Physics or in Mathematics. Interested master students should directly inquire with Prof. Schuch about the possibility of doing a master's thesis. Note that we generally cannot support outside students who want to come to Vienna for doing their master's thesis.