Opening for PhD in the Field of Modeling and Control with Focus on
Biomedical Applications


The Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical Systems at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, has a long tradition in performing control engineering research with a main focus on automotive and biomedical applications. There exist strong links with academic and industrial partners active in both areas. Besides other projects, the institute is currently involved in the development of control algorithms for adaptive, predictive replacement therapy for diabetes patients with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, the institute is active in designing advanced algorithms for the data processing in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems.

In this framework, a PhD position is available, initially for one year, which in the case of successful cooperation can be extended up to the end of the PhD study
(typically 3 to 4 years).

The tasks associated to this position will include help in data analysis, integration of physiological understanding with modern modeling approaches, algorithmic development, participation in testing and evaluation, in the administration of projects, in teaching and in the direction of Bachelor and Master students in this field. The candidate should have a degree with a focus on automatic control or biomedical engineering, mathematics or computer sciences and be interested in the field of medical systems and stochastic models. Team player qualities are essential.

The salary will be between € 2.048,25/month brutto (75%) and 2.731,00/month brutto (100%) both 14 times a year.

The position can be filled anytime from 04/2017 to 10/2017.

For more information contact please Prof. Luigi del Re (
Applications to be sent to:


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