PhD researcher in the field of Neuromorphic computing

The world is changing at an ever-faster pace. At the Johannes Kepler University Linz, we work on technologies and the ideas of tomorrow on a daily basis. At the same time, we educate over 23,000 young people to meet the demands of today’s 
job market. In short, we are Upper Austria’s largest institution for education and research. Are you interested in being a part of shaping the future at Austria’s most attractive campus university? 

We currently have one immediate job opening for a PhD student within the research field of Neuromorphic computing stretching from: threshold-based sampling (information coding, graded spikes, theory development...) – hardware implementation of sampling – spike-based machine learning (SNN, phased LSTM,...) – prototyping using spike processing HW platforms (e.g. Intel Loihi). The positioning of the PhD thesis within this research field will be decided based on the profile of the PhD student. The successful applicant will be part of the JKU SAL embedded Signal Processing and Machine Learning Lab (eSPML Lab), which is jointly operated by Silicon Austria Labs and the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The PhD thesis will be supervised in cooperation with the Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria.

PhD researcher position in the field of Neuromorphic computing – spike-based sampling and learning

Job Duties: 
• Perform research both independently and in a team; completing a doctorate/PhD degree in engineering 
• Provide support and academic advising to Bachelor/Master theses
• Present your scientific results in publications at international scientific conferences and journals 
• Participate in administrative and organizational tasks of the hosting institutes 
• Participate in public relations activities of the JKU SAL embedded Signal Processing and Machine Learning Lab and/or 
the faculty 

Your Qualifications: 
• Master-equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or a closely related field such as Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics
• Solid background in one or more of the following areas: signal processing, machine learning, digital hardware implementation
• Ability to work both independently and in a team 
• Fluency in English (spoken and written) 

What We Offer: 
• On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement (CA) € 3058.60.- gross per month for PhD researchers (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1) 
• State-of-the-art research infrastructure 
• Dynamic research environment 
• Challenging research topics 
• Cooperation with Silicon Austria Labs and Software Competence Center Hagenberg
• Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections 
• Attractive continual educational opportunities 
• Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals (organic food at the cafeteria) 
• Exercise and sports classes (USI) 
• …and much more 

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration. 

How to Apply: 
Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria together with the requested documentation via mail to 

If you have questions, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Michael Lunglmayr, P +43 732 2468 5683, email:

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