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Open Positions

Job Duties:

  • Research in the area of Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT), which envisions to be a heterogeneous network with biological units that are connected to the internet, i.e., IoBNT extend the connectivity to non-conventional domains, such as the human body. The research focus should be on communications methods in IoBNT, localization capabilities of IoBNT, interface between the biological and cyber domain as well as on security aspects
  • To teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching at undergraduate level must be done in German
  • Take part in general administration activities at the institute

Your Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must hold a MSc. or Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology, Mechatronics or in a similar field
  • Profound knowledge at least in one of the following fields: mobile and/or molecular communications, communication networks, signal processing, sensors
  • Strong motivation
  • Team player
  • Language skills: German and English at B2 level

What We Offer:

  • On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 3,058.60 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1)
  • Stable employer
  • Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections
  • Attractive continual educational opportunities
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Dynamic research environment
  • Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals(organic food at the cafeteria)
  • Exercise and sports classes(USI)
  • ...and much more

Application Deadline: September 21, 2022.


The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.


How to Apply:


Prospective applicants interested in the multifaceted position are requested to electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria together with the requested documentation via our online portal jku.at/application, opens an external URL in a new window or to the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Department of Human Resource Management, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz. Please include “Job Reference Number 5055“ in your application.




If you have questions, please contact: Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Andreas Springer, P +43 732 2468 6371, E-mail: andreas.springer@jku.at.

The RF-Systems group of the Institute for Communications Engineering and RF-Systems at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) offers positions for pre-doctoral researchers that are to be filled as soon as possible. The research topics of our group include integrated RF circuits, passive RF components, as well as system design and signal processing for wireless sensing and localization. A strong focus is on mm-wave radar systems for automotive and industrial applications.

The projects are carried out together with industrial partners and offer the possibility of a dissertation.

Candidates should have a master-equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or Mechatronics, respectively, or in a closely related field like Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Physics. The working languages are English and/or German.

Required skills:

  • Experience in at least one of the following fields:
  • RF circuits and systems
  • RF measurement techniques
  • Digital signal processing
  • Software and hardware development for DSP- and/or FPGA-based systems
  • Electronic hardware development
  • Independent and self-motivated working
  • Good IT skills
  • It is not expected that the candidate already has publications in the mentioned research areas, but this is a plus.

Job Description:

  • Carrying out research in one of the aforementioned projects
  • Publication and presentation of the scientific work in journals and at international conferences
  • Involvement in teaching and research administration
  • The yearly gross salary for Ph.D. students is € 41,601.-- (working time 40 hours/week). An estimate for the net salary can be calculated at https://www.cpulohn.at/bmf, opens an external URL in a new window.

Johannes Kepler University is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, please contact Prof. Andreas Stelzer or Assist.-Prof. Reinhard Feger, preferably by email: andreas.stelzer@jku.at or reinhard.feger@jku.at.

Please send your application with personal and scientific data and a compact statement about scientific interests and achievements to: jobs@nthfs.jku.at with reference to “Application at NTHFS: Your Last name Your First name”.

Postal address:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Stelzer
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz