University Assistant / PhD Position (m/f/x)

  • Contract
  • Austria
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Graz University of Technology

6 Sep 2023
Job Information

Graz University of Technology
Electric Drives and Machines Institute
Research Field
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
26 Sep 2023 – 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
1 Dec 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number
4310 / 2023 / 4452
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description
Your Responsibilities

  • Co-supervision of  student exercises and  laboratory exercises of the IEAM. Contribution to the design or revision of existing exercises  and other lecture materials.
  • Design and development of new drive concepts in the field of small and micro drives (including PCB motors), including their electronic control (interaction between (power) electronic components and motor, noise development, heat management and robustness). Software development and connection to commercially available programs for analytic and numerical simulation of the electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical behavior of electrical machines and drives. Corresponding experimental investigations. Technical and economic optimization of electric drives and their systems.
  • Completion of a dissertation in these fields.
  • Participation in administrative tasks of the institute (e.g. through participation in national and international specialist committees and organizations).

Your Profile
Admission Requirements

Completed Master’s degree or diploma in electrical engineering.

We Offer

  • Interesting area of responsibility
  • Collegial and friendly working atmosphere
  • Flexible working schedule (e.g. possibility for home office (40 %), paid lunch break)
  • International training and teaching opportunities
  • Seal of quality for in-house advancement of women
  • Award for being the most family-friendly company in Styria 2018
  • Subsidy for public transport
  • University’s sports program
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Workplace Health Management
  • Top research infrastructure and access to the latest technologies
  • Exciting opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Safe and stable working environment
  • Company pension funds

We offer an annual gross salary of at least € 45,882.20 for a fulltime position. An overpayment based on qualification and experience is possible.

Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women if applicants are equally qualified.

Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (Anti-discrimination).
People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

About us

Graz University of Technology is the longest-established university of technology in Austria. Here, successful teams of students, talented up-and-coming scientists, ambitious researchers and a lively start-up scene enjoy an inspirational environment as well as access to top-quality equipment. And all this in one of the most innovative and livable regions in Europe. TU Graz offers an inspiring working environment with outstanding infrastructure and service-oriented university management.


Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


Desired qualifications: Experience and own research results in  the design and numerical simulation, as well as experimental investigation of small electrical machines, including PCB motors, their principle working mechanisms, losses and efficiency, cost factors, and parasitic effects such as vibrations. 

In addition, we would like you to have: a strong sense of self initiative, a high ability to work in teams as well as of self organization, a generic curiosity about engineering problems  and  interest in interdisciplinary questions.

Additional Information

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Number of offers available
Electric Drives and Machines Institute
Postal Code
Rechbauerstraße 12

Where to apply



Rechbauerstraße 12
Postal Code
(+43) 316 873


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