Paid Research Positions at Vienna University of Technology

Deadline: 28 February 2013
Open to: Candidates holding an MSc or PhD degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Cybernetics, Physics, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
Remuneration: Post-Doc salary in the range of 47.343 to 55.275 Euro/year; PhD student salary in the range of 35.400 to 42.190 Euro/year

Description

New research positions (full-time paid, 40 hours/week) at either level have been created at the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN) of the Vienna University of Technology, due to substantial grants and projects from the European Union as well as national funding sources from the Austrian government. The involved research positions are related to precision motion systems and nano-metrology for applications in the high-tech industry and are focused on mechanical and mechatronic design, control and automation, and/or electro-magnetic actuation. The starting date is planned as soon as possible, depending on the availability and preference of the successful candidate.

Requirements

The positions are open for candidates holding an MSc or PhD degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Cybernetics, Physics, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent, preferably with a strong background in at least one area of scientific instrumentation, mechanical design, mechatronics, electro-magnetic actuation, precision engineering, measurement science, nano-metrology, electronics, adaptive optics, system engineering, or modeling and control of dynamic systems.

Good fundamentals, excellent grades, and interest in mathematics and physics are prerequisites. Motivation to pursue novel research in close collaboration with well-reputed international industry partners and research universities is essential. Thus good communicational skills, fluency in English or German, and the willingness to work hard as member of a dynamic international research team are a must.

Conditions of employment

The appointment will be for a period of up to four years. As an employee of the TU Vienna you will receive a competitive salary as well as excellent secondary benefits package, including a flexible work week, health insurance, social security, and additional company retirement benefits. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Austrian universities.

  • Research associate (Post-Doc) salary in the range of 47.343 to 55.275 Euro/year
  • Research assistant (PhD student) salary in the range of 35.400 to 42.190 Euro/year

Vienna university offers the opportunity to perform scientifically challenging research in a multi-disciplinary research environment, with a group of international researchers and strong collaboration with industrial, governmental, and university research laboratories. Further career growth in all teaching, research, and industrial applications is provided. For positions at the research associate level, depending on the skills and interest of the candidate,there is the opportunity to take responsibility in building up a new research group.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email your application in pdf-format to [email protected] via the Apply button you can find at the bottom of this page.

Application should content the following:

  • a cover letter, including a statement that gives your motivation for this position
  • a full CV, and (if you apply for a PhD student position) your grades
  • an abstract of your MSc or PhD thesis and a list of your publications (if any), and
  • the names and contact information of two professional references

Please apply by 28. February 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

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