PhD Student / Research Assistant Position in Computational Science


The Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Performance TCAD at the Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien is looking for a highly motivated individual for an open PhD student / research assistant positions (full employment, 3 years, 40 hours/week) in the area of computational science. The research goal is to improve the performance and capabilities of semiconductor fabrication simulations by utilizing modern multi- and many-core computing platforms. Topics can range from high performance geometrical algorithms to accelerated physical solvers (e.g., etching, electroplating). Prior knowledge in electrical engineering or physics is not required.

The candidate is expected to be a team player, eager, proactive, and self-reliant. The candidate is further expected to enter TU Wien’s doctoral programme, present research findings at international conferences (for which funding is available) as well as to publish in international journals. Excellent command of written and spoken English (our working language) is a must. The workplace will be located in the heart of Vienna at the Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien.


This position is subject to the collective agreement of TU Wien for workers and employees, employment group B1. The monthly salary is paid 14 times p.a. and the gross annual salary is approximately
EUR 40 103,-.

Selection process

The position will remain open until filled. The actual start date can be negotiated.

Additional comments

Please send a detailed CV to Josef Weinbub ( There is no particular deadline for submitting an application and it will be assigned on a first come – first serve basis.

Required education level:

Master’s degree or equivalent 

Relevant Master’s programs:

Any master’s degree in the area of computational science, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering is eligible.


The candidate must be skilled in developing C++ code on Linux platforms. In particular, we are looking for someone who enjoys developing scientific, numerical software. Previous experience in this area as well as with parallel programming (e.g. OpenMP) is a plus. Previous exposure to theoretical electrical engineering or physics is not required.

Work location:

Institute for Microelectronics (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria, Gußhausstraße 27 - 29, 1040.

Christian Doppler Labor für Hochleistungs TCAD Institut für Mikroelektronik, TU Wien
Gusshausstrasse 27-29/E360
1040 Wien

Tel: +43 (1) 5880136053
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