1 Research Group Leader / Senior Researcher (Postdoc), 2211WPD

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1 position for an independent research group leader or senior scientist at the Chair of Cyber-Physical-Systems in the Department of Product Engineering at the earliest possible date in a permanent employment. The initial contract will be limited to one year with the option of extension to a permanent position. Salary Group B1 to Uni-KV, monthly minimum charge excl. SZ.: € 4.061,50 for 40 hours per week (14 times a year).

Job Description

The group’s research topics are autonomous systems, machine and deep learning, embedded smart sensing systems and computational models. The senior researcher will work on one of these topics (or combinations of them), where a focus will be developed jointly based on the experience of the candidate. The researcher will be further engaged in teaching (e.g., student supervision), project management and funding applications.

What we offer

We offer a permanent research position with personnel responsibility in fascinating fields with the opportunity to develop your own research ideas, implement them independently, and supervise doctoral theses on your topics. Further, the researcher is part of a young and newly formed team, will acquire or consolidate leadership skills, and will receive targeted career guidance for a successful scientific career.

Requirements

Degree in computer science, machine learning, physics, electrical engineering, mechanics, robotics, or mathematics with a Ph.D. Experience in at least one of the topics of machine learning, neural networks, robot learning, or learning sensor systems. Willingness and ability to co-supervise scientific work in research including related publication activities. Programming experience in one of the languages C, C++, C#, JAVA, Matlab, Python, or similar. Further, the ability to work in a growing team, sociability, self-motivation, and reliability are required features of a candidate.

Desired additional qualifications

Scientific experience demonstrated through publications in international conferences and journals on machine learning, neural networks, robotics, or embedded systems. Good team-leading skills and the ambition to supervise doctoral students. Experience in obtaining external funding and in collaborating with industrial partners is advantageous but not a requirement. Excellent English skills and willingness to travel for research and to give technical presentations are required.

Application & Materials

A complete application includes a single pdf file with (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of motivation with a reference to the desired field of research and teaching from the above-mentioned topics, (3) two letters of recommendation, (4) the Ph.D. thesis as PDF file or link, (5) all relevant certificates of prior education for bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. studies, (6) name, email and phone number of two additional references to contact, (7) previously published or submitted publications or patents as links or PDF files.

Application deadline:12.12.2022

Online Application via: Job portal of the university

The Montanuniversitaet Leoben intends to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration. Scientific experience demonstrated through publications in international conferences and journals on machine learning, neural networks, robotics, or embedded systems. Good team-leading skills and the ambition to supervise doctoral students. Experience in obtaining external funding and in collaborating with industrial partners is advantageous but not a requirement. Excellent English skills and willingness to travel for research and to give technical presentations are required.

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