PhD position "Simulation of automotive radar systems".

    Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
    TechnologyInformation technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/06/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
    Austria › Klagenfurt


In cooperation between the University of Klagenfurt and JOANNEUM RESEARCH ROBOTICS the following position is available:

PhD position "Simulation of automotive radar systems".

The position is jointly advertised by the Institute for Intelligent System Technologies, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Chair of Sensors and Actuators (Professor Hubert Zangl) at the University of Klagenfurt and the Institute ROBOTICS (Professor Michael Hofbaur) at JOANNEUM RESEARCH. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position (full employment, Uni-KV: B 1) is € 2,971.50 (14 x per year). The contract is project-related and limited to 3 years.


The PhD project focuses on the generation of real-time capable simulations of millimetre-wave radar sensors for automotive applications (keyword autonomous driving) as well as the associated experimental, metrological validation of the developed simulation models, in laboratory setups and in the subsequent use of corresponding environments (e.g.: parking garages). For this purpose, the work builds on the existing radar simulation framework ViRa (vira.aau.at) of the Institute for Intelligent System Technologies and extends it for the automotive application domain. Embedded in an international research project with renowned national and international industrial and scientific partners, physical and simulation-based experiments are thus combined to create new opportunities for research and development in the field of autonomous driving.

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Selection process

Application process

Please send your informative letter of motivation, supplemented by your curriculum vitae including a list of publications, references and certificates in electronic form to the secretariat of the Sensor and Actuator Technology Research Group at the University of Klagenfurt (klothilde.puschl@aau.at). Please address questions regarding the position to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hubert Zangl or Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hofbaur.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (teleconference or face-to-face meeting, according to the current situation). The position is open until filled.


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About the University of Klagenfurt

The Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Klagenfurt was founded in 2007 and houses the three departments of Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics. The joint research focus is in the area of "Networked and Autonomous Systems", which includes various basic research topics as well as use in applications such as robotics and multi-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems, smart grids, traffic and communication systems, and intelligent automation/production systems.


JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (JOANNEUM RESEARCH) is an entrepreneurial innovation and technology provider that conducts cutting-edge research at an international level, integrated into an international network. With a focus on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in the region in technology and knowledge transfer as an INNOVATION COMPANY..

The ROBOTICS Institute was founded in 2015 at the Lakeside Park location in the immediate vicinity of the University of Klagenfurt and deals with future-oriented robotics and automation for sustainable and human-centered digitalization. In addition to the focus on industrial and mobile service robotics, ROBOTICS' research corridors in the areas of control engineering, functional safety and sensor technology for mobile robotics offer highly relevant synergies with the challenges of autonomous driving.

In addition to a diverse field of work, Alpen-Adria-Universität and JOANNEUM RESEARCH offer you the opportunity to actively participate in the growing research community at the locations together with a highly motivated international team. In addition, you can expect an extremely attractive working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, a family-friendly culture, and a team-oriented working atmosphere. The internal competence development concepts of both institutions will specifically support your professional and personal development.

Lakeside Park is located on a large lake in a beautiful area of Europe with easy access to the Alps, the Adriatic Sea, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia, thus offering numerous outdoor and cultural activities nearby throughout the year.

Offer Requirements

    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent


Desired Qualifications

- Excellent academic record

- Programming skills in common high-level languages (C++, Python) and mathematical software (MATLAB) as well as software engineering expertise to contribute to a large code base.

- Experience and/or interest in digital signal processing, e.g. for radar sensors.

- Prior knowledge of multiphysics modeling and simulation and/or familiarity with simulation environments such as Gazebo, CoppeliaSim, Unity, etc.

Specific Requirements


- Master's degree in electrical engineering, information technology, telematics, applied mathematics, or a related field,

- Fluency in written and spoken English,

- High motivation for scientific research in an application-relevant subject area, and willingness to share knowledge in the project team and at the university.

- Independent diligent working style and good communication skills and ability to work in a team,

- Willingness to work with international industrial and academic partners in a collaborative research project.

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