Open research positions

The Josef Ressel Center on Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation (ISIA) is a CDG research center at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences headed by FH-Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber. It is dedicated to fundamental-driven applied research and expects scientific excellence.1

FHS CDG Land Salzburg

We start on July 1, 2022 and are happy to receive applications for the following two researcher positions:

  • A PostDoc researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning and data science. → Job Opening
  • A PreDoc researcher in the field of cyber security, in particular OT security, information security, and network security. → Job Opening

Please submit your application online and feel free to contact Stefan Huber (stefan.huber@fh-salzburg.ac.at) if you have any questions.

Related to this research center, we also look for a Professor for mechatronics and industrial automation! → Job Opening

Medial presentation and public relations is yet to start in accordance with the CDG, the Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, and the Land Salzburg.

What is the ISIA research center?

The Josef Ressel Center on Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation (ISIA) is a research center funded by the Austrian Christian Doppler Gesellschaft (CDG), the three company partners B&R industrial automation, COPA-DATA and SIGMATEK, and is further co-financed by the Land Salzburg.

It is a five years research project with the goal to establish long-standing research structures in the field of modern industrial automation linked to artificial intelligence and security well beyond those five years of project duration.

Research Agenda

Discrete industrial automation is in a transition towards significantly increased process flexibility and machine autonomy, which is a consequence of the future needs in the production of goods and the perennial quest towards economical optimization. Three main prerequisites must be established for the bold vision of autonomous industrial machines: A suitable system architecture, elements of artificial intelligence and domain-specific security.

Driven by the vision of autonomous industrial machines, this Josef Ressel Center will address the challenge of devising and engineering a digital assistant for the operation of industrial machines. It forms a largely machine agnostic digital twin and intelligent agent that enables humans to cope with the ever growing complexity and dynamic flexibility of future industrial machine operations. This digital assistant constitutes a hub around which the three interdependent research fields architecture, artificial intelligence, and security will align in the context of operational technology. In collaboration with our company partners, we will build a real-world testbed that acts as research platform to all three research fields.

Exemplary research questions for OT intelligence and OT security are concerned with

Naturally, this Josef Ressel Center is designed to be a highly interdisciplinary research project in the intersection of industrial automation and computer science.

Organization

This Josef Ressel Center comprises, besides the head, three PostDocs, three PreDocs and six Master students, which are organized in the three research fields OT architecture, OT intelligence and OT security. In addition, a professorship in the fields of robotics and mechatronic, which is associated with this research center, has been established.

Open positions

PostDoc in OT intelligence

Schedule: 40h per week
Duration: 1.7.2022 – 30.06.2027, flexible start
Salary: 56861 EUR per year (14× 4061.50 EUR), FWF salaries
Place: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Campus Puch Urstein, Salzburg, Austria
  → Job Opening

Positions are intended to run for the full project duration of five years, subject to a positive project evaluation by the CDG after 2 years.

Tasks:

Profile:

Please do not hesitate to contact Stefan Huber (stefan.huber@fh-salzburg.ac.at) for details.

PreDoc in OT security

Schedule: 30h per week
Duration: 1.7.2022 – 30.06.2027, flexible start
Salary: 32204.20 EUR per year (14× 2300.30 EUR), FWF salaries
Place: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Campus Puch Urstein, Salzburg, Austria
  → Job Opening

Positions are intended to run for the full project duration of five years, subject to a positive project evaluation by the CDG after 2 years.

An optional teaching appointment of up to 10 hours per week (corresponds to 4 hours/week to be taught during semesters) would be paid on top.

Tasks:

Profile:

Please do not hesitate to contact Stefan Huber (stefan.huber@fh-salzburg.ac.at) for details.

  1. See this programme document for details.