Research Group Leader - Smart Connected Lighting

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Institut MATERIALS
  • Weiz
  • Vollzeit
  • Projekt-, Bereichsleitung
  • 5.12.2017

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (JOANNEUM RESEARCH) is a business-oriented leader of innovation and a technology provider. It is linked to a worldwide network and has provided cutting-edge research according to the highest international standards for over thirty years. With a focus on applied research and technology development, JOANNEUM RESEARCH plays a key role in transfer of technology and know-how. Our MATERIALS institute focuses primarily on micro- und nanotechnology, surface functionalization, materials science, sensors und laser-production technologies.

For the establishment of a new research group, we are seeking a highly motivated


In this challenging position you will be responsible for the implementation, development as well as the professional and disciplinary guidance of the research group, with focus on the following tasks/activities:

  • Responsibility for establishing the research group (infrastructure, staff) at the new location in Pinkafeld
  • Responsibility for establishing the research group strategy
  • Setting and achieving the goals for the research group
  • Responsibility for the group budget (incl. investment planning and realisation)
  • Scientific and organizational planning and acquisition of research projects with our national and international partners;
  • Resource planning
  • Responsibility for project management of research and development projects, and technology transfer
  • Guidance of master students and trainees;

In coordination with the director of the institute you will be leading the scientific, organizational and economical orientation of the research group and ensure its continuous progress and development and assist the director of the institute in the definition of the institute strategy, in networking and representation tasks, and in national and international platforms.

We seek for enthusiastic and experienced experts with strong organisation skills and leadership, who have a strong scientific track record and international reputation in the fields of lighting, communication and sensor networks, smart homes, buildings and cities. Minimum requirement is a Ph.D. qualification (in electrical engineering, information and communication technologies, physics or a related subject).

We expect several years of experience in national and international research projects. Experience of leading a team is advantageous. Excellent spoken and written command of both English and German is obligatory.

We provide a specific internal competence development concept for your professional and personal career development. An attractive, team-oriented working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure and flexible working time complete this attractive job offer at JOANNEUM RESEARCH.

Due to the collective agreement for employees in non-university research this position will be remunerated with an annual gross salary of EUR 70,000 including all overtime. Depending on your qualifications and experience, higher remuneration is possible. Additionally, we provide performance-driven compensation components.

We are looking forward to receiving your convincing application, preferably via e-mail.

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.
MATERIALS - Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics
Franz-Pichler-Straße 30
8160 Weiz, Austria


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