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Victor Franz Hess Research Center of OeAW (Graz)
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mié, 01/06/2022
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Jue, 30/06/2022


We invite ambitious candidates who are interested in technology development for new and existing fields of
scientific instruments at the IWF. We strive for tight collaboration between instrumentation and space
science as we understand instrumentation as a science enabler.
Your profile:
• PhD in engineering or physics/astrophysics
• Experiences in the development of space-qualified instrumentation and related engineering disciplines:
electrical, electronics, mechanical, software, quality assurance as well as other engineering fields which
fit to the scientific activities of the institute
• Proven track record in the development of at least one spaceborne instrument or in leading subunit
development or in being responsible for one of the mentioned engineering fields
• Proven track-record in project and in people management
Your tasks:
• Leading an existing research group with focus on instrument development and development support
in direct link with the IWF’s research activities
• Management (jointly with senior engineers of the research group) of already existing projects (Router
and Data Compression Unit for PLATO and IWF’s contribution for SXI aboard SMILE to be finalised;
Digital Processing Unit for MANiaC aboard Comet Interceptor and IWF’s contribution for the Wide
Field Imager aboard ATHENA under preparation)
• Initiation of new developments in accordance with the scientific core activities of IWF
• Technical and financial proposal writing and reporting
• Coordination of all activities to fulfil technical and schedule requirements
• Supervision of group members, incl. PhD students and PostDocs
• Publication activities
The appointment can begin as early as 01 September 2022 for initially 4 years with the option for tenure
track. More senior applicants can be offered the position of a group leader for an initial duration of 6 years
with a tenure-track option. We offer an annual gross salary of € 54.661,32 for a junior group leader
according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Group leaders expect a higher
Applications must include a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of the
applicant's research experience (2 pages) and a research plan (1 page), certificates for full academic record,
and the full contact information for two references letters. Please send the application as one PDF file, to, mentioning Job ID: IWF184JGL121, no later than 30 June 2022. Inquiries about
the position should be directed to Cosima Muck.
The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal
opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.