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UMIT TIROL - Private University of Health Sciences and Health Technology is an accredited, internationally recognized private university owned by the State of Tyrol and the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck (LFUI) with its headquarters in Hall in Tyrol/Austria.

The Institute of Automation and Control Engineering (IACE) in the Department for Biomedical Computer Science and Mechatronics has an immediate vacancy for a:

PhD Student / Junior Researcher in Systems Theory and Control Engineering

with an employment rate of 100% (40 hours / week) and a fixed-term employment contract of initially 3 years.

The institute focuses on model-based control of linear and nonlinear systems, with a particular emphasis on distributed parameter systems. Current research topics include the time-optimal control of mechatronic systems in the semiconductor industry, the control of exhaust aftertreatment systems in large gas engines, topics in mobile robotics, and the control theory of distributed parameter systems.

The proposed position is in the latter field of systems and control theory of distributed-parameter systems and is 75% funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Your Tasks:

  • research in the field of distributed parameter systems (with the aim of writing a thesis), such as:
    • normal forms for linear and non-linear MIMO systems
    • flatness-based controllability analysis of distributed parameter systems
    • control and observer design based on normal forms
  • preparation of scientific journal and conference publications and presentations at scientific conferences in the above areas
  • participation in university teaching

Your Profile:

  • university diploma or master's degree in the fields of mechatronics, electrical engineering, cybernetics, systems engineering, mathematics, or physics
  • excellent knowledge of systems theory and control (knowledge in the field of distributed-parameter systems as well as the classical theory of partial differential equations is beneficial)
  • interest in research and interdisciplinary scientific work
  • good programming skills (in particular, proficient use of simulation environments as Matlab or Python)
  • team and communication skills as well as willingness for co-operation with university partners
  • willingness to participate in teaching


The gross annual salary for this position is € 40,600.00.

UMIT TIROL values diversity and therefore welcomes all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, world view, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. The university is also committed to promoting women in science and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Interested persons please apply with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, certificates) by November 30, 2023 under the following link https://bewerbermanagement.net/qant4

If you have any questions, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Woittennek, Institute of Automation and Control Engineering, UMIT TIROL, frank.woittennek@umit-tirol.at

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