Open Positions (SFB)


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TU Wien is looking for exceptionally talented and highly motivated candidates for its SFB Advanced Computational Design. In this highly interdisciplinary Special Research Programme, we aim to develop advanced computational design tools for the early design phase in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. The SFB comprises 8 scientific subprojects in the areas of Design Methodology, Visual and Haptic Feedback, and Form Finding. We are looking for PhD students and PostDocs with background in one or more of computer science (visual computing), architecture, civil engineering and mathematics to tackle challenging basic research questions in an inspiring multi-disciplinary environment.

Positions are open in 3 of the 8 subprojects, described in more detail in the following.

Open positions

Integrating AEC Domain Knowledge-Synthesis 2.0

PhD Position 

Lighting Simulation For Architectural Design
PhD Position   Post Doc Position

Higher Order Paneling of Architectural Freeform Surfaces


 Flexible Quad-Surfaces for Transformable Design


Linking Mechanics to Form-finding of Plant-based Bio-composite Structures
PhD Position


How to apply

Applications will be solicited in several rounds. After each round, the call will be reopened for positions that are not filled yet.

Applications for the second round should be submitted by May 31, 2020 23:59 (CET) (extended)

Applications should be done through the web portal by clicking “Apply Here” above. After the deadline, selected candidates will be contacted and personal or remote interviews will be scheduled. Depending on the progress of this process, candidates can start their positions immediately.

Your profile

The prerequisite for becoming a PhD student is a finished master degree or equivalent, preferably with distinction, in the fields of Computer Science/Informatics, Civil Engineering, Architecture or Mathematics. For a PostDoc, a finished doctoral degree or equivalent is required in the same fields.

We offer

Successful candidates will receive an employment contract from TU Wien remunerated according to the collective treaty for universities in Austria. The funding period is up to 4 years (depending on the starting date).

TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact:

Information on TU Wien

Technische Universität Wien, generally referred to as TU Wien, is located in the heart of Europe, a place where one can experience cultural diversity and international life. Research, teaching and learning have been conducted here in the service of progress for 200 years. TU Wien is amongst Europe’s most successful universities of technology and, with over 30,000 students and a staff of about 5,000, is Austria’s largest scientific and engineering research and education institution.