6 new open positions in 2021

The Chair of Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) headed by Prof. Dr. Elmar Rueckert at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria is looking for highly motivated engineers and scientists to build a new and young research team. The research positions provide the possibility of gaining a further academic qualification (PhD or habilitation depending on previous degree). We are looking for:

  • 1 Lab Technician.
  • 4 Research Scientists for obtaining a PhD degree.
  • 1 Senior Researcher (postdoc).

1 Lab Technician (germ. HTL Absolvent mit Maturaabschluss)

Lab technician 100% 40h/week: The tasks include setting up PCs, installing and maintaining operating systems, maintaining GitHub repositories and our webpage and content management systems. Installing robotic hardware (e.g., FRANKA Emika robot arms), recording and editing robotic videos, working with the modern robotic and machine learning tools.
Start Date: 01.05.2021 or latest till Dec. 2021 upon request.
Application Deadline: Call is open until the position is filled.
Salary: XXX salary scheme of up to XXX€ per month, 14 times per year. Contract initially limited to two years that can be extended for another 24 months. Thereafter, the position is foreseen as open-ended contract.
How to Apply: Send
(1) a detailed CV,
(2) a statement of motivation to
Prof. Elmar Rueckert via email: rueckert@ai-lab.science
What we offer: Being part of a young research team, helping creating a new lab environment. Versatile tasks including working with modern or self-build robotic and machine learning systems. Full time position with the option of an open-ended contract.

4 Research Scientists (PhDs)

Research Scientists 100% 40h/week in: Machine Learning, Robotics, Statistics, Transfer Learning (within the TRAIN project) or Control.
Start Date: 01.06.2021, or 01.10.2021 (the train project position). Later starting dates are possible upon request.
Application Deadline: Call is open until the positions are filled.
Salary: B1 salary scheme of at least 2971€ per month, 14 times per year, excluding special payments. Contracts are limited to four year within a PhD degree should be obtained.
How to Apply: Send
(1) a detailed CV,
(2) a statement of motivation
(3) your master’s thesis as pdf,
(4) all relevant degree certificates and grade transcripts: secondary school leaving certificate, Bachelor’s degree certificate, Master’s/Diploma degree certificate (please attach certified translations in German/English, if the original copies are in other languages)
(optional) publications, reference letters or contact details of references are not required but will be considered in favor of the candidate
Send your application to
Prof. Elmar Rueckert via email: rueckert@ai-lab.science
What we offer: Being part of a young research team, working in a new lab environment with latest machine learning and robotic hardware and tools. In addition to the possibility of gaining a academic qualification (PhD) within four years, we also offer a personal career coaching to make sure that all our alumni get their dream future job.

1 Senior Researcher (PostDoc)

Senior Researcher 100% 40h/week in one of the fields: Machine Learning, Robotics, Statistics or Transfer Learning.
Requirements: Students (f/m/d) with a PhD degree (or equivalent) in computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics or engineering are invited to apply. A strong background in robotics, mathematics or machine learning is highly desirable. Very good English language skills, knowledge of German is not required.
Start Date: 01.06.2021 or later upon request.
Application Deadline: Call is open until the positions are filled.
Salary: B1 salary scheme of at least 3945€ per month, 14 times per year excluding special payments. The contract is initially limited to one year with the option of an extension for another two years.

How to Apply: A full application consists of:
(1) a detailed CV,
(2) a statement of motivation,
(3) up to two letters of recommendation,
(4) your PhD thesis as pdf,
(5) all relevant degree certificates and grade transcripts: secondary school leaving certificate, Bachelor’s degree certificate, Master’s/Diploma degree certificate (please attach certified translations in German/English, if the original copies are in other languages),
(6) name/email/phone number of two further referees to contact,
(7) previous publications (e.g. from M.Sc. studies) are not required but will be considered in favor of the candidate.
Send your application to
Prof. Elmar Rueckert via email: rueckert@ai-lab.science
What we offer: Being part of a young research team, taking a leadership role over PhD students, working in a new lab environment with latest machine learning and robotic hardware and tools. In addition offer a personal career coaching to make sure that all our alumni get their dream future job.

The University: The Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria is a modern university with a long tradition. It was founded on 4 November 1840. With more than 4000 enrolled students, the university is one of the smaller Austrian universities with a unique flair.
The University of Leoben is a member of TU Austria, an association of three Austrian universities of technology and offers education and conducts research in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials science.

Montanuniversität Leoben aims to increase the percentage of women in management functions and in scientific staff and therefore requests qualified women to apply for job postings. In the case of the same qualification, women are employed preferentially.