Doctoral Thesis: Distributed Real-Time Test Controller Network (f/m/div)*

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Doctoral Thesis: Distributed Real-Time Test Controller Network (f/m/div)*

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The industrial doctorate at Infineon: Pursue a doctoral degree at a university and gain professional experience simultaneously - an ideal start for your career. Advance your research with us and profit from our vast network of doctoral candidates and the expertise of a university. Mentorship is handled by both professors and dedicated Infineon employees.

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During your PhD thesis project, we will guide you to become an outstanding expert for distributed real-time test controller networks that will be applied at KAI and Infineon for stress testing of advanced power semiconductors. Your PhD research will focus on these particular tasks and questions:

  • Optimal system configuration (µC, FPGA,…) regarding performance versus development effort
  • Timed operation and synchronization of multiple test nodes with microsecond resolution
  • Target hardware requirements (to be implemented with electrical engineering master students)
  • Implementation and validation of a real-time test controller firmware prototype
  • System deployment strategy for distributed controller networks

Your PhD project will require you to advance your skills in microcontroller and FPGA-based digital control system design and simulation. You are also expected to document your results by writing scientific papers and finally submitting your PhD thesis to the University of Klagenfurt.

Start: 01.01.2020 (or later)
Full-time employment: 38.5 hrs/week
Duration: 3 years


You hold a Master degree in the area of Informatics, Telematics or Information technology and are familiar with embedded software design. You have a strong ambition for developing advanced system concepts and implementing them on embedded target hardware. As the ideal candidate, you are ready to:

  • acquire solid knowledge and experience in applied research and software design (C, LabVIEW…)
  • tutor engineering Master students, who will support your PhD project with their contribution
  • work and communicate well with our international team in English and/or German

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Your CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of your master degree certificate if already available
  • Otherwise: copy of your latest study transcript

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is EUR 2.760,00 gross p.m. (full-time basis).

KAI Kompetenzzentrum Automobil- und Industrieelektronik GmbH
Europastrasse 8, 9524 Villach, AUSTRIA
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We make life easier, safer and greener - with technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to everyone. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility and security in a connected world - we solve some of the most critical challenges that our society faces while taking a conscientious approach to the use of natural resources.

At KAI GmbH, you will perform your thesis project in an industrial research environment, guided and supported by experienced researchers in such diverse areas as hard- and software design, simulation, modeling and semiconductor technology. We work in close cooperation with universities and research facilities supporting your academic education, whereas our industrial partner Infineon offers interesting opportunities for a prospective career path in the semiconductor industry.

The City of Villach is located in the center of Carinthia, Austria's southernmost province, in close proximity to the Italian and Slovenian border. Due to its particular geographic location and the outstanding natural beauty of the region, Villach and the whole province of Carinthia have for generations been popular holiday destinations for people from all over the world. Its unique landscape combines mountains and valleys, lakes and rivers, city and countryside. In addition to the favorable geographic location, living in Austria also has many social, health-care-related and economic perks. The country's social and health care system is among the best in the world and for decades numerous international surveys have singled out Austria as a particularly safe and wealthy country with a high quality of life. Villach benefits from its status as a "small town", offering everyday living at affordable prices in an outstanding setting. So it's no surprise that the city on the Drau is considered the "home of work-life balance".
Find out what you like most about Villach and join us:

*The term gender in the sense of the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA) or other national legislation refers to the biological assignment to a gender group. At Infineon we are proud to embrace (gender) diversity, including female, male and diverse.

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