I just finished my PhD in physics in Germany. I've seen that there it is difficult to find a fixed position. These are mostly only professorships which are obtained normally at the age of 40-50. That panorama is very discouraging for me, as I would like to settle down.
I would like to know how academia is in Switzerland and in Austria. Concretely:
- Are there another type of fixed positions in academia other than professorships? Is there a significant number of them in offer?
- For whichever kind of fixed position, at what age/career stage are they typically awarded?