Friday, July 22, 2016

PhD Position (Research and Teaching Assistant) in Smart Grids

The Smart Grids Group at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems of Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt has an opening for a research and teaching staff member position (“Universitätsassistent/in”). The start of employment is soonest with a contract duration of four years.

Your work will comprise:
  • Research in the field of energy informatics with emphasis on state-of-the-art methods for smart microgrids
  • Independent research with the aim to submit a dissertation
  • Teaching in the field of electrical and computer engineering (e.g. “Smart Grid Lab” and “Circuit Systems”)
  • Participation in administrative and organizational tasks of the Institute
  • Student mentoring
  • Assistance in public relations activities of institute and faculty
The Smart Grids Group led by Professor Wilfried Elmenreich works on the design, modeling, and analysis of solutions for future energy applications. Big challenges like the transition of our energy system to a smart, low-carbon emitting approach require an interdisciplinary research approach. The group, composed of engineers, computer scientists, and physicists is engaged in research on self-organizing systems, complex systems, communication networks and computational intelligence for this purpose.

Our team is very international and dedicated to quality research and teaching. The offices and laboratories are located in the well-equipped Lakeside Science & Technology Park. Working language is English. The Institute cooperates with national and international partners in research and industry. It is part of the research cluster Lakeside Labs (self-organizing networked systems) and the European Erasmus-Mundus Doctoral College (interactive and cognitive systems).

Required Qualifications:
  • A university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) in the field of electrical engineering, computer engineering, communications engineering, power engineering, or physics graded with “good” or better
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experience in two or more of the following fields: energy informatics, power engineering, communication protocols, artificial intelligence, renewable energy generation, complex systems
  • Good programing skills in C, Java or Python
Additional Qualifications
  • Good social and communicative competences
  • Basic knowledge of German
  • First relevant scientific publications
  • Relevant international experience
This position serves to enhance the expertise and scientific education of graduates of a Master or Diploma study program and aims at completing a PhD in Technical Sciences. Applications of people who already have a respective PhD cannot be considered.
The university strives at raising the number of female scientific staff members and therefore specifically invites women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Handicapped persons or persons with chronic illnesses who comply with the qualification criteria mentioned are specifically invited to apply.

The annual gross salary is € 2.022,40 (30 hours weekly according to Uni-KV: B1). It is intended to complement this with a 10 hours project contract depending on availability of funds.

Your application has to be uploaded before August 10 with the Human Resource Department at the University of Klagenfurt, reference 448/16. Please take the time to complete the online application form carefully, providing as much detail as possible. Once you have completed the form, please upload your application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, written documents, certificates, official records).

Further information can be obtained from Professor Wilfried Elmenreich (Tel.: +43-463-2700-3649).

Travel expenses in connection with the application procedure cannot be reimbursed.
The call for applicants is conformable to § 107 Abs. 1 Universitätsgesetz 2002. The official announcement in German language can be found in the Mitteilungsblatt 23_2015_2016.