PhD Students / Research Assistant in Computational Science

Course provider: Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien.
Target profile: Master Students
05 April 2019
Registration deadline:
31 Aug 2019
Place: Vienna (
Course level: PhD
Keywords: algorithms, high performance computing, parallel computing, computational science and engineering, numerical simulations, software engineering

Course description:

The research goal is to improve the performance and capabilities of semiconductor fabrication simulations by utilizing modern multi- and many-core computing platforms.  The actual research topic will be tailored to the candidate unique expertise and interests. Example topics could be high performance geometrical algorithms or accelerated physical modelling and solution methods (e.g., for etching or diffusion problems). No prior knowledge in theoretical electrical engineering or physics is required.

The candidate is expected to be team players, 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.

Required Education Level is Master Degree or equivalen. 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 people who enjoy 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.

Application procedure:

Please send a detailed CV, your collective certificates, your Master’s thesis (weblink or PDF), and a single-page motivation letter (discussing relevant previous experience related to the desired skills and experience) to Josef Weinbub ( There is no particular deadline for submitting an application and it will be assigned on a first come – first serve basis.