Closed Positions

The NES institute is a hub for science and innovation in networked and embedded systems. We offer opportunities for creative minds in an environment that promotes excellence and mutual appreciation. The following positions were recently awarded.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Tonello Group

The embedded communication systems group (Prof. Tonello) has an open position for a research and teaching staff member (Universitätsassistent*in), temporary contract for 4 years, 75% employment, 30 hours per week. The contract will be based on a salary of at least 2.228,60 EUR per month.
Candidates are expected to have a university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) acquired in Austria or abroad in the field of electrical engineering, information and communications engineering, computer engineering, or informatics, graded no lower than “good”.
The application deadline of this four-year position is October 27th, 2021, the expecting starting date is November 15th, 2021. The job advertisement is available in English or here.

1 Predoc Scientist (all genders welcome)

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt is offering an open position at the Department of Networked and Embedded Systems (Research Group Smart Grids) with a negotiable starting date, preferably commencing on October 1, 2021:
• 1 Predoc Scientist (all genders welcome)
• Place: Klagenfurt, Austria
• Level of employment: 75 % (30 hours/week)
• Minimum salary: € 31,200.40 per annum (gross); classification according to collective agreement: B1
• Limited to: 4 years
• Application deadline: August 25, 2021
• Reference code: 367/21
We are looking especially for people with a Master’s degree in a field related to Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Communications Engineering, Power Engineering, or Physics.
The research group deals with the design, modelling and analysis of future systems for energy generation, measurement and management. The main challenge here is the transformation of our energy system into a smart grid with minimal CO2 emissions. To this end, the research group addresses interdisciplinary issues in the fields of self-organisation and artificial intelligence. Another topic is self-organising swarm systems and their application in swarm robotics.
The staff members work in a dedicated, collegial and international team in the very well-equipped Lakeside Science & Technology Park. The working language is English. The department cooperates with national and international partners from science and industry. It is also part of the Lakeside Labs research cluster (self-organising networked systems) and a European Erasmus Mundus doctoral programme (interactive and cognitive systems).

More information and application you can find here.

Senior Researcher in Control and Self-Organization of Networked Dynamical Systems

The Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria, Europe) has a long and successful track-record in research on control and self-organization in networked dynamical systems with applications to wireless communications, robotics, transportation, and energy systems. We recently acquired a project on Self-Organizing Synchronization with Stochastic Coupling from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and are now searching for a postdoctoral researcher in this domain. The job advertisement is available here.

PostDoc Researcher in the Ubiquitous Sensing Lab

The University of Klagenfurt and Silicon Austria Labs GmbH are jointly establishing the Ubiquitous Sensing (USE) Lab and are pleased to announce the following open position, employment to commence as soon as possible:

1 Senior Scientist for research track “Networked Sensing, Sensor Fusion and Virtual Sensing”

Level of employment: 100 %
Minimum salary: € 55,242.60 per annum (gross); classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit. b
Limited to: December 31, 2023
Application deadline: September 15, 2021
Reference code: 301-1/21

The USE Lab is organized in four research tracks and will address both hardware and software aspects focussing on model-based approaches for multi-sensor fusion, adaptive operation, auto calibration, self-diagnosis and methods for the fast development and verification of advanced sensor systems which include the exploitation of advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques. This involves basic and application oriented interdisciplinary research to offer industry accelerated market entrance possibilities for innovative ideas e.g., in the fields IoT (Internet of Things) and I4.0 (Industry 4.0).

We are soliciting applications for research track #3 “Networked Sensing, Sensor Fusion and Virtual Sensing”, which covers the following topics: Resource-aware in-network processing and analytics of homogeneous and heterogeneous sensor data; multi-sensor and multi-modal fusion; self-calibration, self-organization and resource management in networked sensing systems; methods for resource-aware data distribution and virtual sensing in sensor networks. Track leader: Prof. Bernhard Rinner.

More information about this vacancy and the application process is available here.

Three PostDoc Researchers in the Ubiquitous Sensing Lab

University of Klagenfurt and Silicon Austria Labs GmbH are jointly establishing the Ubiquitous Sensing (USE) Lab addressing basic and application-oriented research in innovative sensor systems. We are currently looking for Senior Scientists to take a leading role in one of the following research tracks:
Track #2: Sensor Signal Processing and Sensor Intelligence
Track #3: Networked Sensing, Sensor Fusion and Virtual Sensing
Track #4: Sensor Systems Integration and Fabrication
The employment will start as soon as possible.

Administrative support (all genders welcome)

Your duties:
– Administrative, organizational and development activities within the international project Erasmus+
KA2 NEON
– Support to the coordinator activities
– Support to monitoring the activities, planning and project advancements
– Support on dissemination activities
– Verification of documentation and support in proof-reading the deliverables
– Project consortium expenses monitoring and preparation of financial reports
Application Deadline: February 4, 2021
The job advertisement is available here.

Four PostDoc Researchers in the Ubiquitous Sensing Lab

University of Klagenfurt and Silicon Austria Labs GmbH are jointly establishing the Ubiquitous Sensing (USE) Lab addressing basic and application-oriented research in innovative sensor systems. We are currently looking for Senior Scientists to take a leading role in one of the following research tracks:
Track #1: Sensor Modeling, Simulation and Optimal Design
Track #2: Sensor Signal Processing and Sensor Intelligence
Track #3: Networked Sensing, Sensor Fusion and Virtual Sensing
Track #4: Sensor Systems Integration and Fabrication
The employment will start as soon as possible. The job advertisement is available here.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Tonello Group

The embedded communication systems group (Prof. Tonello) has an open position for a research and teaching staff member (Universitätsassistent*in), temporary contract for 4 years, 75% employment, 30 hours per week. The contract will be based on a salary of at least 2.196,80 EUR per month.
Candidates are expected to have a university degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) acquired in Austria or abroad in the field of electrical engineering, information and communications engineering, computer engineering, or informatics, graded no lower than “good”.
The application deadline of this four-year position is November 25th, 2020, the expecting starting date is January 4th, 2021. The job advertisement is available in English.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Rinner Group

The Pervasive Computing group of Bernhard Rinner has an opening for a research and teaching staff member position (Universitätsassistent / Universitätsassistentin). Tasks include research on innovative solutions for networked and embedded systems (e.g. for sensor networks and robot and drone systems) and teaching tutorial courses in information and communications engineering at bachelor and/or master level. The application deadline of this four-year position is January 08, 2020, and the expected starting date is as soon as possible. The job advertisement is available in English.

PhD Position: “Doctoral School in Decision-making in a digital environment”

The University of Klagenfurt is establishing an interdisciplinary Doctoral School on “Decision-making in a digital environment (DECIDE)” addressing the current challenges of digitalization and decision-making from multiple perspectives. Topics of this position include autonomous systems and networked autonomous system (e.g., in robotics, CPS or IoT), machine learning/artificial intelligence with focus on decision-making and multi-agent systems. The job advertisement is available here.

Administrative support: ERASMUS+ Project

Administrative support (f/m) (16hrs/week, initially concluded for one year with possible extension, Uni-KV: IIIa) for the international ERASMUS+ Project „BENEFIT-Boosting the telecommunications engineer profile to meet modern society and industry needs“ at the Embedded Communication Systems Lab, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems @ Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. The job advertisement is available here.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Rinner Group

The Pervasive Computing group of Bernhard Rinner has an opening for a research and teaching staff member position (Universitätsassistent / Universitätsassistentin). Tasks include research on novel solutions for networked and embedded systems (e.g. for sensor networks and robot and drone systems) and teaching tutorial courses in information and communications engineering at bachelor and/or master level. The application deadline of this four-year position is June 26, 2019, and the expected starting date is September 02, 2019. The job advertisement is available in English.

Three PhD Positions in Elmenreich Group

The smart grids group (Prof. Elmenreich) has three openings for researchers (PhD student) on the topics of software engineering of swarm systems, system testing and fault diagnosis, and embedded communication protocols. Candidates are expected to have a master in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or equivalent. The contract will be based on a gross salary of at least 39124 EUR per year for 40 hours per week. Please mail applications containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and courses, list of publications, a PDF of your master thesis and contact details of two references to wilfried.elmenreich@aau.at. Deadline is the 25.09.2018 for the first round of applications and the 31.10.2018 for the second round. Women are especially encouraged to apply. See the full job advertisement for further details.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Tonello Group

The embedded communication systems group (Prof. Tonello) has an open position for a research and teaching staff member (Universitätsassistentin/Universitätsassistent), temporary contract for 4 years, 100% employment, 40 hours per week. The contract will be based on a gross salary of at least 39.124 EUR per year.
Candidates are expected to have a university degree or university of applied science degree (Master or Diplom-Ingenieur) acquired in Austria or abroad in the field of electrical engineering, information and communications engineering, computer engineering, or informatics, graded with at least “good”.
The application deadline of this four-year position is October 24th, 2018, the expecting starting date is as soon as possible. The job advertisement is available in English and German, respectively.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Rinner Group

The pervasive computing group of Bernhard Rinner has an opening for a research and teaching staff member position (Universitätsassistent / Universitätsassistentin). Tasks include research on novel solutions for networked and embedded systems (e.g. for sensor networks and multi-robot systems) and teaching tutorial courses in information and communications engineering at bachelor and/or master level. The application deadline of this four-year position is October 17, 2018, and the expected starting date is November 05, 2018. The job advertisement is available in English.

PreDoc Scientist (Universitätsassistent/in) in Embedded Communication Systems

The Embedded Communication Systems group is searching for a predoc scientist (assistant) to carry out research in communications and embedded systems with focus in one of the following domains: power line communications, wireless communications, localization systems, signal and data processing, circuits and systems for smart technologies. The successful candidate is expected to submit a dissertation, acquire the PhD and contribute to teaching in the field of electrical and computer engineering.
Deadline for Applications: September 12th, 2018
Planned starting date: as soon as possible
The job advertisement is available in English.

Research and Teaching Staff Member in Rinner Group

The pervasive computing group of Bernhard Rinner has an opening for a research and teaching staff member position (Universitätsassistent / Universitätsassistentin). Tasks include research on novel solutions for networked and embedded systems (e.g. for sensor networks and multi-robot systems) and teaching tutorial courses in information and communications engineering at bachelor and master level. The application deadline of this four-year position is June 6, 2018, and the expected starting date is July 2, 2018. The job advertisement is available here.

Administrative support: ERASMUS+ Project

Administrative support (f/m) (16hrs/week, initially concluded for one year with possible extension, Uni-KV: IIIa) for the international ERASMUS+ Project „BENEFIT-Boosting the telecommunications engineer profile to meet modern society and industry needs“ at the Embedded Communication Systems Lab, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems @ Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. The job advertisement is available here.

Researcher: Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (UWB)

We have an opening for a research project with industrial partners. The main task is to perform hands-on research in wireless, networked sensor systems for industrial applications: communications protocols, ultra-wideband (UWB) communications, and experimental performance analysis. The job advertisement is available here.

Researcher: 5G and Drones

We have an opening for a research collaboration with a major telecommunications company. The main task is to perform experimental, hands-on research in wireless communications over LTE-A and 5G for aerial robots. The position will be embedded into our Karl Popper doctoral school on networked autonomous aerial vehicles. The job advertisement is available here.