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Here you find our recent vacancies – anyhow, we are looking forward to your unsolicited application at jobs@ac2t.at

Laboratory technician

Technical employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are looking for an employee with a technical education (completed apprenticeship, HTL or comparable) to independently perform laboratory experiments in the field of tribology, as well as to participate in the optimization of laboratory set-ups.

Activities:
  • Carrying out experiments in a laboratory environment
  • Data evaluation and participation in the preparation of reports
  • Adaptation of laboratory set-ups
Requirements:
  • Relevant education, e.g., in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or automation technology
  • Interest and flexibility in working on new and challenging tasks
  • Ability to work in a team, initiative, independence, discussion skills, customer-oriented work and technical skills
  • German spoken and written, knowledge of English is beneficial
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: full-time (40 h/week)
  • Start of activity: as soon as possible
  • Place of employment: Wiener Neustadt
  • Gross minimum wage (assumption: HTL)
    based on full-time employment: € 2,200/month gross; any overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Optimization & maintenance of laboratory test equipment

Technical employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are looking for a person with a technical education (completed apprenticeship, HTL or comparable) to assist in the optimization and maintenance of laboratory test equipment.

Activities:
  • Application of sensors and sensor validation in laboratory set-ups
  • Participation in the optimization or design of laboratory experimental set-ups
  • Maintenance and servicing of experimental laboratory set-ups
Requirements:
  • Interest, flexibility and organizational skills in dealing with ever new and challenging tasks
  • Ability to work in a team, initiative, independence, discussion skills, customer-oriented work and manual dexterity
  • Knowledge of microcontroller programming would be an advantage
  • CAD knowledge (especially SolidWorks) advantageous
  • German language skills (written & spoken), English language skills advantageous
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: full-time (40 h/week); part-time possible
  • Start of employment: immediately
  • Place of employment: Technology and Research Centre Wiener Neustadt
  • Minimum salary (assumption: qualification HTL) based on full-time employment: €/month 2.200,- gross; a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and qualification.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering

Technical employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are looking for a person with the appropriate technical training (completed apprenticeship) to assist in the optimization and maintenance of laboratory test equipment.

Activities:
  • Mechanical prototype production (turning, milling, grinding, etc.)
  • Optimization or new design of laboratory test equipment
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and infrastructure
  • Maintenance and servicing of experimental laboratory set-ups
Requirements:
  • Completed apprenticeship in the field of mechatronics or mechanical engineering
  • Organizational skills, flexibility and the ability to act independently and efficiently
  • Interest in challenging and varied tasks
  • CAD knowledge (SolidWorks) is an advantage
  • German language skills (written & spoken), English language skills advantageous
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: Full-time (40 h/week)
  • Place of employment: Technology and Research Centre Wiener Neustadt
  • Start of employment: immediately
  • Minimum salary € 2100,- gross per month based on full-time employment; possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualifications.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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IT-Administrator

Employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

In addition to the “common” IT infrastructure, we also operate a number of Linux workstations and servers, as well as a high-performance computing cluster.
We are a dynamic IT team that reacts quickly and flexibly to the constantly emerging requirements in research projects.

We are looking for a team player with generalistic IT know-how.

Activities:
  • Installation/maintenance of workstations and laboratory computers (Windows)
  • Installation/maintenance of (virtual) server environments (Linux, Windows, NAS-OS)
  • First level support incl. task assignment
  • Independent troubleshooting and support
  • Participation in IT projects (server migrations, virtualizations, etc.)
  • User creation and editing in ActiveDirectory/Exchange 365/Office 365
  • Support/management/expansion of the entire network structure including (IP-based) telephone system
    (switches, firewall clusters, DMZ, printer clusters)
Requirements:
  • Relevant training in information technology
  • Teamwork, organizational skills, accuracy and analytical mindset
  • German and English skills
Our Offer:
  • Permanent employment at location Wiener Neustadt
  • Up to 40% home office possible
  • 2,500 (negotiable) gross monthly, 40 h/week full-time, a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualifications

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Chemistry

Scientific Employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

The work in our field of research encompasses a wide range of tasks and requires interdisciplinary approaches.

As part of the expansion of our lubricants division, we are looking for a committed and conscientious chemist for the position of laboratory technician starting as soon as possible.

Activities:
  • Performance of chemical and physical analyses according to specified methods on automated and semi-automated devices
  • Collaboration in the optimization and development of analytical methods
  • Maintaining laboratory operations, ensuring the availability of all required operating resources, ordering and managing chemicals, maintenance work
  • Continuous further development in the sense of our ISO 9001 certification
Requirements:
  • Completed apprenticeship, technical college or higher technical college with a focus on analytical or organic chemistry
  • German spoken and written, knowledge of English is beneficial
  • Careful and experienced handling of devices and their software
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: full-time (40 h/week)
  • Start of activity: as soon as possible
  • Place of employment: Wiener Neustadt
  • Gross minimum wage based on full-time employment: € 1,900/month gross; any overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification.

    Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Chemical Laboratory

Lubricants & Lubrication

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

The work in our field of research encompasses a wide range of tasks and requires interdisciplinary approaches.

As part of the expansion of our lubricants division, we are looking for a committed and conscientious chemist for the position of laboratory technician starting as soon as possible.

Activities:
  • Performance of chemical and physical analyses according to specified methods on automated and semi-automated devices
  • Collaboration in the optimization and development of analytical methods
  • Maintaining laboratory operations, ensuring the availability of all required operating resources, ordering and managing chemicals, maintenance work
  • Continuous further development in the sense of our ISO 9001 certification
Requirements:
  • Completed apprenticeship, technical college or higher technical college with a focus on analytical or organic chemistry
  • German spoken and written, knowledge of English is beneficial
  • Careful and experienced handling of devices and their software
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: full-time (40 h/week)
  • Start of activity: as soon as possible
  • Place of employment: Wiener Neustadt
  • Gross minimum wage based on full-time employment: € 1,900/month gross; any overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Data Science of Experimental Data

Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (m/w/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are currently working in the area of Big Data on integrated solutions for the storage, further processing, analysis and visualisation of measurement data. This includes the analysis of tribological measurement data, the efficient integration of evaluations into the workflow and the programming of user-defined evaluations and displays.

Activities:
  • Application and further development of numerical methods for statistical evaluation, modelling, visualisation and interpretation of measurement results
  • Planning and monitoring of tribological experiments with special attention to statistical significance
  • Collaboration in projects with external cooperation partners
Requirements:
  • (Largely) completed studies in the technical-scientific field (e.g. physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry).
  • Strong interest in experimental methods
  • Affinity for scientific computing (data analysis and modelling)
  • English spoken and written
Our Offer:
  • Permanent employment
  • Professional supervision and support from competent staff
  • Use of own work results for a dissertation is possible
  • Salary: 2.800,- gross per month, 40 h/week full time, a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (m/w/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are currently working in the area of Big Data on integrated solutions for the storage, further processing, analysis and visualisation of measurement data. This includes the development and application of modern statistical procedures and artificial intelligence methods for the analysis of tribological data. The scientific support of customer projects and the acquisition of projects in this area, as well as the publication of results in specialist journals, are further tasks.

Activities:
  • Scientific supervision of project topics in the field of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Conception and further development of numerical methods in this area and their application to project-related issues
  • Presentation of project results to clients
  • Scientific publication activities, writing project proposals
Requirements:
  • (Largely) completed doctoral studies or dissertation in the technical-scientific field with a focus on experimental methods and data analysis.
  • Affinity for methods in the field of scientific computing (data analysis/modeling)
  • Experience in the field of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence desirable
  • English spoken and written
Our Offer:
  • Permanent employment
  • Professional supervision and support by competent staff
  • Scientific work in an international environment
  • VB: 3.300,- gross monthly, 40 h/week full time, a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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PhD Informatics

Data Base structures for tribological Big Data

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are currently working on integrated solutions for the storage, processing and analysis of data in the area of big (tribological) data. The goal is to be able to connect Software as a Service (SaaS) tools directly with data from our database in the future. The direct online transfer of measurement data from our test stands into the database using Internet of Things (IoT) technology is also our medium-term goal. Therefore, we are offering a full-time PhD position in this area.

Activities:
  • Development of ontologies and data structures for tribological data
  • Development and implementation of databases (SW and HW)
  • Implementation of cloud-based solutions for databases, safety and security concept
  • Database scalability for future challenges
  • Development of interfaces such as APIs for data exchange
  • IoT connection of the test stands to the database
  • Web – platform solution for coupling the databases with SaaS solutions
Requirements:
  • Completed Master’s degree in the field of computer science or related disciplines
  • Willingness to carry out a dissertation
  • Project management experience for software projects
  • Experience in software development and version management
  • Affinity for conceptual work on database structures
  • English spoken and written
Our Offer:
  • Permanent employment within the framework of the PhD work
  • Professional supervision and support by competent staff
  • International project environment
  • Salary: 2.800,- gross per month, 40 h/week full-time, a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Mechatronik

Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (m/w/d)

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert interdisziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zum Ausbau unseres Teams im Bereich Sensorik bzw. Mechatronik suchen wir einen Mitarbeiter oder eine Mitarbeiterin. Für noch in Ausbildung befindliche Personen bieten wir die Möglichkeit, erarbeiteten Ergebnisse für Studienarbeiten (z.B. Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit) zu verwenden.

Sie bringen ein:
  • Facheinschlägige Ausbildung (HTL, Fachhochschule, Universität), z.B. im Bereich Mechatronik, Automatisierungstechnik oder Maschinenbau
  • Grundlegende Kenntnisse zum Thema Sensorik bzw. Messtechnik
  • Erfahrung im Umgang mit der Programmiersprache LabView
  • Erfahrung mit 3D-CAD Programmen (z.B. SolidWorks) wünschenswert
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Eigeninitiative, Selbständigkeit, Diskussionsfähigkeit, kundenorientiertes Arbeiten
  • Kreativität bei der Lösungssuche bei komplexen Aufgabenstellungen
  • gute Deutsch-Kenntnisse; gute Englisch-Kenntnisse wünschenswert

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche); Teilzeit möglich (z. B. studienbegleitend)

Tätigkeitsbeginn: ab sofort

Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt

Brutto-Mindestentgelt (Annahme: abgeschlossene HTL) auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 2.200,- brutto; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und der Qualifikation.

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikationserfordernisse erfüllen, senden Sie bitte Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Master Thesis: Digital Twins für dynamische Tribosysteme – Realtime Simulation

(Vollzeit, befristet)

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert inter-disziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zum Auf- und Ausbau unseres Teams suchen wir studentische Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, denen wir ein interessantes Thema für die Master Thesis bieten möchten.

Technologien und Methoden im Bereich der Digitalisierung und der effizienten Kontaktmodellierung sollen unsere Forschungsaktivitäten in Zukunft mehr und mehr ergänzen. Der Schwerpunkt der Masterarbeit liegt auf der Entwicklung einer digitalen Zwillingssimulation eines Tribosystems, die in Echtzeit ausgeführt werden kann. Ggf. besteht darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit einer weiteren wissenschaftlichen Vertiefung im Rahmen einer Dissertation.

Sie bringen ein:
  • facheinschlägiges Studium im Bereich Mechanik, Maschinenbau, Mechatronik, Computational Science, o. Ä.
  • Affinität zu Scientific Computing, sowie Grundkenntnisse in Simscape (oder alternativ z.B. auch Matlab, Simulink, LabView, Python) wünschenswert
  • Grundlagen der numerischen Methoden in der Mechanik (z.B. FEM)
  • Erfahrung in der Programmierung von Echtzeit-Hardware von Vorteil
  • Eigeninitiative und Selbstständigkeit
  • Kreativität bei der Lösungssuche bei komplexen Aufgabenstellungen
  • gute Deutsch-Kenntnisse, darüber hinaus profunde Englisch-Kenntnisse wünschenswert
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Diskussionsfähigkeit, kundenorientiertes Arbeiten

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche), befristet auf 4 Monate für die Dauer der Bearbeitung des Themas der Master-Thesis
Tätigkeitsbeginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt, Civitas Nova, TFZ
Brutto-Mindestentgelt auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 1000,- brutto plus eine Prämie von € 1000,- brutto bei rechtzeitigem Abschluss; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und/oder Qualifikation

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikationserfordernisse erfüllen, dann sind Sie bei uns richtig.

Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Master Thesis: Digital Twins für dynamische Tribosysteme – Systemidentifikation

(Vollzeit, befristet)

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert inter-disziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zum Auf- und Ausbau unseres Teams suchen wir studentische Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, denen wir ein interessantes Thema für die Master Thesis bieten möchten.

Technologien und Methoden im Bereich der Digitalisierung und der effizienten Kontaktmodellierung sollen unsere Forschungsaktivitäten in Zukunft mehr und mehr ergänzen. Der Schwerpunkt der Masterarbeit liegt in der Implementierung von hochgenauen Mehrkörper-Tribosystemmodellen zur Simulation von Tribo-Experimenten durch Identifikation und Analyse der Systemdynamik. Ggf. besteht darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit einer weiteren wissenschaftlichen Vertiefung im Rahmen einer Dissertation.

Sie bringen ein:
  • facheinschlägiges Studium im Bereich Mechanik, Maschinenbau, Mechatronik, Computational Science, o. Ä.
  • Affinität zu Scientific Computing, sowie Grundkenntnisse in Python (oder alternativ z.B. auch Matlab, Simulink und Simscape) wünschenswert
  • Verständnis der grundlegenden Dynamikgleichung
  • Grundlagen der numerischen Methoden in der Mechanik (z.B. FEM)
  • Eigeninitiative und Selbstständigkeit
  • Kreativität bei der Lösungssuche bei komplexen Aufgabenstellungen
  • gute Deutsch-Kenntnisse, darüber hinaus profunde Englisch-Kenntnisse wünschenswert
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Diskussionsfähigkeit, kundenorientiertes Arbeiten

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche), befristet auf 4 Monate für die Dauer der Bearbeitung des Themas der Master-Thesis
Tätigkeitsbeginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt, Civitas Nova, TFZ
Brutto-Mindestentgelt auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 1000,- brutto plus eine Prämie von € 1000,- brutto bei rechtzeitigem Abschluss; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und/oder Qualifikation

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikationserfordernisse erfüllen, dann sind Sie bei uns richtig.

Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Master Thesis: Kontaktmechanik – Plastizität

(Vollzeit, befristet)

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert inter-disziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zum Auf- und Ausbau unseres Teams suchen wir studentische Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, denen wir ein interessantes Thema für die Master Thesis bieten möchten.

Technologien und Methoden im Bereich der Kontaktmechanik und effiziente Kontaktmodellierung sollen zukünftig unsere Forschungstätigkeiten immer umfassender ergänzen. Dabei steht im Fokus der Master Thesis die Modellierung von plastischem Materialverhalten im Zusammenhang mit Verschleißprozessen sowie deren Integration in einen bestehenden Code zur Berechnung von mechanischen Kontaktproblemen. Ggf. besteht darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit einer weiteren wissenschaftlichen Vertiefung im Rahmen einer Dissertation.

Sie bringen ein:
  • facheinschlägiges Studium im Bereich Mechanik, Maschinenbau, Mechatronik, Computational Science, o. Ä.
  • Affinität zu Scientific Computing, sowie Grundkenntnisse in Python (oder alternativ z.B. auch Matlab) wünschenswert
  • Grundlagen der numerischen Methoden in der Mechanik (z.B. FEM)
  • Eigeninitiative und Selbstständigkeit
  • Kreativität bei der Lösungssuche bei komplexen Aufgabenstellungen
  • gute Deutsch-Kenntnisse, darüber hinaus profunde Englisch-Kenntnisse wünschenswert
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Diskussionsfähigkeit, kundenorientiertes Arbeiten

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche), befristet auf 4 Monate für die Dauer der Bearbeitung des Themas der Master-Thesis
Tätigkeitsbeginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt, Civitas Nova, TFZ
Brutto-Mindestentgelt auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 1000,- brutto plus eine Prämie von € 1000,- brutto bei rechtzeitigem Abschluss; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und/oder Qualifikation

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikationserfordernisse erfüllen, dann sind Sie bei uns richtig.

Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Applikationsentwicklung / Coding

Explorative Datenwissenschaft

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert interdisziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zur Erfassung und Verarbeitung unterschiedlicher Laborgeräte- und Messdaten programmieren wir spezifische Applikationen. Zum Ausbau unseres Teams suchen wir eine Mitarbeiterin oder einen Mitarbeiter hierzu.

Sie bringen ein:
  • Programmiererfahrung in C#, HTML und Datenbankmanagement in MySQL
  • Grundkenntnisse in Software Engineering und Webdesign
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Eigeninitiative, Diskussionsfähigkeit,
  • kundenorientiertes Arbeiten

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche); Teilzeit (z.B. neben einem Studium) möglich
Tätigkeitsbeginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt
Brutto-Mindestentgelt auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 2.300,- brutto; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und/oder Qualifikation.

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikations-erfordernisse erfüllen, dann senden Sie bitte Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Research Fellows & Internships

Research Fellows

The center of excellence for tribology has an extensive infrastructure for the processing of tribological tasks. This infrastructure is generally accessible to guest researchers, provided that the resulting costs are financed.

If the research topic is part of the central focus of the Excellence Center, or for visiting researchers, the management will grant free access in individual cases, provided that the research result can be used without restriction by the excellence center.

Accommodation

Direct accommodation next to the TFZ building:

Noba Apartments / Civitas Noba
Ernst Höger Dormitory

Internships

The center of excellence for tribology regularly offers young people the opportunity to get to know the “Tribology” area within the framework of a temporary cooperation. This is done within the framework of a regular service contract.

Typically, internships are organized during the summer months. Interns with technical training will participate in technical / scientific experiments under guidance.

Students of technical fields of study are offered the opportunity to write a bachelor or master thesis at the excellence center. This is typically done over a period of 4 to 6 months.

The Excellence Center regularly participates in the international student exchange program IAESTE and offers internships with a duration of 6 and 12 months.

Job descriptions

Our basic concept of leadership is represented by an upside down pyramid. The management functions support the respective employees situated above them in their tasks. The topmost level consists of the value-creating employees.

All activities and decisions should be oriented towards an outcome where the value-creating employees can provide optimal performance. These decisions can be made by a variety of different stakeholders (see figure).

The value -creating employees belong to different functional clusters, depending on their respective career paths (see figure). The functional groups arranged at the top are supported by the ones below them as efficiently as possible in providing optimal performance.

Depending on which career path employees are striving towards, they develop their own professional characteristics throughout the years and thus rise in the career ladder in a given time window.

Core tasks: Independent scientific work under guidance. Collaboration in the definition of R & D projects and project goals, coordination of individual project sections, writing scientific papers which can be used for academic advancement, e.g. in bachelor/master thesis or dissertation, participation in publications as team member or primary author, active and passive participation in professional events and further training measures, participation in the acquisition of R & D service contracts, independent processing of R & D service contracts.

Prerequisites: Graduate of a university or university of applied sciences (or comparable training) with a strong interest in research and development, ability to work independently, team-oriented
Training: Learning-by-doing, writing scientific papers, presentation techniques

Career path: Building individual core competencies, qualifying for the “researcher” career stage within 7 years or with outstanding achievements for the “senior researcher” career stage.

Exit path: junior scientists in training reorient themselves after completing their degrees: either externally towards the industrial sector or internally as experts in the organization for the delivery of R&D services.

Core tasks: Independent scientific work under limited guidance. Definition of R & D projects and project goals, coordination of projects, writing of scientific papers which can be used for academic advancement (in particular for dissertations), participation in publications as primary author or team member, active and passive participation in professional events and further training measures, participation in the acquisition of R & D projects and service contracts, independent execution of R & D projects and service contracts.

Prerequisite: Graduate of a university or college of higher education (or equivalent) with a strong interest in research and development, ability to work independently, team-oriented, ability to develop a core competency.

Training: project management, presentation techniques, participation in professional events, cooperation with scientific partners.

Career path: deepening of individual core competencies and long-term activity as technical expert; alternatively qualification for the career stage “Senior Scientist” within 3 to 7 years or “Key Researcher” for outstanding achievements.

Exit path: researchers reorient themselves after completing the dissertation: either externally towards the industrial sector or internally as a senior expert or manager.

Core tasks: independent scientific work. Definition of R & D projects and project objectives, coordination of projects and project leaders, preparation of scientific papers which the researcher can also use for personal academic advancement, e.g. Habilitation, use of publications, review of internal and external publications, active and passive participation in professional events and further training measures, acquisition of R & D projects and service contracts, independent handling of R & D projects, participation in training measures

Prerequisites: Completion of a doctoral thesis or excellent results as a researcher, a strong interest in fundamental research, extensive knowledge in tribology, high-quality peer-reviewed publications, proven in at least one competence area, established with other scientists in the field, multi-year experience in a scientific role, ability to develop a core competence of the competence center and to generate a critical mass of activities.

Training: project management, cooperation with scientific partners.

Career path: ongoing deepening of individual core competences and long-term activity as a technical expert; alternatively qualification for the “key researcher” career level.

Exit path: Researchers orient themselves with their core competence towards a spin-off or externally towards the industrial sector as well as internally in the direction of a leader in service or organizational functions.

Core tasks: Definition and support of thematic and strategic areas of competence, R & D projects and project goals, management of major or strategic projects, coordination of project leaders, support of senior researchers and researchers in building their respective scientific competences, contact person for professors and leaders in other research institutions, publication of scientific work which the researcher can use for  personal academic advancements, e.g. habilitation,  review of internal and external publications, active and passive participation in professional events and training measures, acquisition of R & D projects.

Prerequisite: Elaboration or completion of a habilitation or comparable excellent success as a “senior scientist”, pronounced and holistic knowledge of fundamental concepts of tribology, a proven number of peer-reviewed publications with correspondingly frequent citations, internationally acknowledged in the core competence field, proven network with international scholars, multi-year experience in the scientific management of a group of researchers, ability to develop a core competence of the competence center and to generate a critical mass of activities, management skills, participation in training measures.

Training: according to individual needs.

Career path: ongoing deepening of the individual core competences, expansion of the activities to new core competence areas for the center, qualification for the career stage “scientific director”.

Exit path: Researchers orient themselves with their core competence towards a spin-off or towards an external industrial or scientific function.

Core tasks: participation in the maintenance of the technical infrastructure, preparation of test patterns or laboratory setups, design of examination-specific samples, participation in the design of new laboratory setups.

Prerequisite: completed technical training, distinctive manufacturing skills and ability to work independently, capacity for teamwork

Training: Learning-by-doing

Career path: with outstanding commitment and achievements after 5 years qualification for the career stage “laboratory technician”.

Exit path: Towards external industrial activity.

Core tasks: Independent implementation of experiments and analysis on the basis of the desired research objectives, data evaluation and presentation, participation in the preparation of investigation reports, maintenance of laboratory infrastructure, participation in ongoing infrastructure measures, responsibility for assigned laboratory infrastructure, participation in consumables procurement process.

Prerequisites: Graduate of a scientific / technical education, strong interest in experimental investigations, ability to work independently, capacity for teamwork

Training: Learning-by-doing

Career path: Development of an individual analytical core competence, with outstanding achievements after 3 years qualification for the career stage “senior laboratory technician” or “junior researcher”

Exit path: Towards external industrial activity.

Core tasks: Independent implementation of experiments and analysis on the basis of the desired research objectives, data evaluation and data preparation, participation in the preparation of investigation reports, laboratory support, participation in ongoing infrastructure optimization measures, responsibility for assigned laboratory infrastructure and participation in consumables procurement processes.

Prerequisites: Graduate of a scientific / technical education, strong interest in experimental investigations, ability to work independently, capacity for teamwork

Training: Learning-by-doing

Career path: building an individual analytical core competence, in the case of outstanding achievements after 3 years qualification for the career stage “junior researcher” or “expert”

Exit path: External industrial activity

Core tasks: independent scientific work with the laboratory infrastructure, proven expertise in special analytical methods, preparation and participation in scientific publications, active and passive participation in professional events and further training measures, acquisition and independent handling of service contracts.

Prerequisite: Completion of academic training, several years as a researcher, a strong interest in the theoretical background of specific analysis methods.

Training: according to individual needs

Career path: long-term activity and ongoing deepening of the individual core competences and long-term activity as an expert, qualification for the “Senior Expert” or the function “Pool Manager”

Exit path: Towards external industrial activity

Core tasks: independent scientific work with complex laboratory infrastructure, proven competence in analysis methods of the pool, preparation and participation in scientific publications, active and passive participation in professional events and further training measures, acquisition and independent handling of service contracts.

Prerequisites: Completion of an academic training, several years of work as a researcher or expert, a strong interest in the theoretical background of specific analysis methods, knowledge in a wider range of analytical methods.

Training: according to individual needs

Career path: Long-term activity and ongoing deepening of individual core competencies and long-term activity as a senior expert.

Exit path: Internally towards the qualification for the “senior researcher” position or the “pool manager” function, externally in the direction of industrial activity.

Core tasks: participation in the administration of the center, the pools or the research areas, preparation of internal and external meetings and travel movements, organizational communication with customers and suppliers, preparation for the creation of documents and presentations, participation in events.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in administrative activities, ability to work independently, capacity for teamwork

Training: Learning-by-doing, training courses according to individual needs

Career path: With high commitment, efficiency and the necessary qualification change to other administration tasks.

Exit path: Towards external activity.

Core tasks: Participation in the administration of the Center on the basis of specific qualifications (e.g. accounting, controlling, human resources etc.), activity-specific communication with customers and suppliers, preparation for the creation of documents and administration reports (reporting).

Prerequisite: professional expertise in the intended field of activity, ability to work independently, capacity for teamwork

Training: Continuing training according to individual needs

Career path: With high commitment, efficiency and the necessary qualification change to other administrative tasks

Exit path: Towards external activity

Core tasks: Management of a department (pool), management of employees, organizing the execution of pool orders and participation in their processing, contact person for project leaders, customers and suppliers, compilation of results reports, organization and execution of pool-meetings, pool cost controlling

Prerequisite: Management skills, strong interest in organizational requirements, multi-year activity in the pool, knowledge of the analytical methods of the pool, participation in the optimization of analytical methods of the pool, ability to work independently, capacity for teamwork, leadership skills

Training: further training according to individual needs

Career path: with excellent job performance the function will be extended for another period

Exit path: The function which was performed before moving to the pool manager position

Core tasks: Management of a research site, management of DN at the research site on behalf of the pool manager, organisation of the implementation or technical assistance in the processing of projects and orders concerning the research site, participation in the further development of the research site, organisation and implementation of research site meetings, cost controlling of the research site.

Requirements: Management skills, ability to work in a team, personnel management skills and a keen sense of the requirements of a knowledge organisation, several years of experience in the field of tribology, farsightedness for changes in the technical and economic environment.

Training: Further training measures according to individual needs

Advancement path: In case of excellent performance of the function, extension for another period.

Exit path: To the position held before starting as research site manager or in the direction of external industrial activity.

The management currently consists of two persons, a scientific director and a business manager.

Core tasks: Management of the excellence center, contacts with customers and funding institutions, reporting to the shareholders.

Prerequisite: Management skills, personnel management skills and a keen insight into the requirements of a knowledge organization, multi-year work in the field of tribology, national and international contacts, long-term vision for changes in the professional and economic environment.

Career path: Excellent job performance will lead to an extension of the position for another period.

Exit path: e.g. in the function performed before the start of the management function.