PraeDoc Researcher in Control Engineering

2nd May 2023

We are looking for research assistants (pre-doctoral scientists, i.e. PhD candidates) to expand our work group of Control and Process Automation.

We offer several interesting and challenging positions at the TU Wien with a focus on modern control engineering methods (modelling & system identification, simulation, linear & non-linear control, optimisation). In particular, we seek highly motivated candidates for positions in the following research fields:

  • inter-modal modelling of traffic flows and human / traffic system interactions,
  • as well as several topics in optimal control & estimation in automotive, mechatronics, and energy systems.

These positions offer the possibility to write a dissertation and are offered as full-time positions (40hrs/week).

Your Profile

  • completed (or advanced) relevant undergraduate (MSc-level) university studies, e.g. mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process engineering or mechatronics
  • Prior experience in relevant fields, such as analytic and data-based modelling, stochastics, parameter identification, simulation, optimisation, learning systems (deep learning, transfer learning, online learning), optimal and model-predictive control
  • High interest in research in the subject-specific areas and working with students
  • high degree of motivation and commitment; goal-oriented and structured way of working, scientific method
  • ability to work in a team (working language: English)

Your Areas of Responsibility

  • scientific work in our research team
  • direct contact and cooperation with renowned industry partners in research projects
  • preparation of scientific publications and conference presentations
  • cooperation in university teaching

Your Advantages

  • Full-time employment as part of a multi-year research project
  • Possibility of obtaining a doctorate (Dr. techn.)
  • Scientific guidance and support in our dynamic and innovative research team environment
  • Wide range of internal and external further training courses and flexible work arrangements
  • Central location and good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)
  • Additional benefits for employees in the fringe benefit catalog of the TU Wien:

Please send us your detailed application documents (including a letter of motivation and CV) via email to at your earliest convenience, latest June 18th, 2023. Please direct any queries to this email.

Selected Reference Projects


Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Stefan Jakubek

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For the advertised position (full-time), the collective agreement tariff for project assistants, salary group B 1, § 49 (3) KV applies. The advertised position is subject to a minimum basic salary of EUR 3,277.30 gross per month (full-time equivalent).

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.