[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Doctoral Student Position in Sensors and Actuators @ AAU

Hubert Zangl hubert.zangl at aau.at
Mon Sep 25 06:12:47 PDT 2017

In accordance with § 107 Section 1 of the Universities Act 2002, 
Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt is seeking to make the following 

Doctoral Student Position (PreDoc Scientist) f/m (in German: 

at the Institute of Smart System Technologies, Faculty of Technical 
Sciences, Sensors and Actuators Group, (temporary contract for 4 years, 
scheme B1, 100% employment, 40 hours/week). The minimum gross monthly 
salary for this assignment amounts to € 2.731,- (14 x p.a.) and can 
increase in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement 
in the case of consideration of previous occupational experience. The 
scheduled start of the employment is as soon as possible.

*** Duties and Responsibilities ***

- Independent research with the aim to submit a dissertation and acquire 
the PhD
- Contributing to the tasks of the Institute in research and teaching of 
the research group "Sensors and Actuators"
- Student mentoring
- Participation in administrative and organizational tasks of the 
Institute and in University committees
- Assistance in public relations activities of institute and faculty

In the "Sensors and Actuators" Group, we seek to push the current bounds 
in sensor design and optimization, autarkic wireless sensors, sensors in 
robotics and near field sensing. The group publishes in international 
top journals and conference proceedings. Successful applicants will be 
encouraged and supported to publish their work in such journals and 
proceedings and will have the opportunity to cooperate with our world 
renowned international partners from science and industry. Our network 
comprises partners in Europe, North and South America, Australia and 
Asia. We specifically encourage and support close and open collaboration 
with our peers both internationally and at the University. Our teaching 
areas encompass measurement systems theory, statistical signal 
processing, robust design and reliability and sensors in robotics and 
autonomous systems. Our young research group provides a highly dynamic 
and friendly attitude and thus a collaborative and inspiring work 
environment with highly modern infrastructure, which is continuously 
updated and upgraded.

*** Recruitment conditions ***

- A university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) in the field of 
electrical engineering and information technology, mechanical 
engineering, or computer science, graded with excellent academic success 
and corresponding knowledge in the field.
- Proven programming skills in at least one of the languages Matlab, C / 
C ++, Python, ROS
- Fluent in English both spoken and written
- Social and communication skills, ability to work independently

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications by 4th October 2017 latest.

*** Additional (Optional) Qualifications***

- Scientific publications
- Experience in one of the following fields:
--   Sensors and actuators in robotics
--   Wireless sensors/actuators, energy management, energy harvesting
--   Statistical methods (Estimation theory, detection theory, reliability)
--   Modelling of sensors and actuators, e.g. with Finite Elements
--   Analog and digital signal processing
- Relevant (international) practical experience
- Basic experience in teaching and research projects
- Fluent in German skills both spoken and written

This position serves the purposes of the vocational and scientific 
education of graduates of Master`s or Diploma study programs and set the 
goal of completing a Doctoral degree / a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences. 
Applications of persons who have already completed a subject-specific 
Doctoral degree or a subject-relevant Ph.D. program therefore cannot be 

The Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt intends to increase the number 
of women on its faculty, particularly high-level positions, and 
therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally 
qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who are qualified are 
explicitly invited to apply.

The application must be submitted electronically in pdf format to 
Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Dekanatekanzlei /Recruiting using 
the code 463/17 via the link 
The application must be written in English and include a letter of 
motivation, the curriculum vitae (with photo and information about the 
degrees including date/place/grade, the experience acquired, the thesis 
title, the list of publications if any and any other relevant 
information), copy of the degree certificates and transcripts of the 
courses, and any certificate that can prove the fulfillment of the 
required qualifications (e.g., the submission of the final 
thesis/dissertation if required by the study program). The deadline for 
the applications is 4th October 2017.

General information can be obtained on 

Additional information about the research group Sensors and Actuators 
can be found on 
or by contacting Professor Hubert Zangl (hubert.zangl at aau.at, Tel.: +43 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Travel and 
accommodation expenses cannot be refunded.

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