10 PhD Positions available

The Center for Geometry and Computational Design is happy to announce to run the Doctoral College “Computational Design”.

The Doctoral College Computational Design (DC:{CD}) at the TU Wien, embedded in the Center for Geometry and Computational Design, is the first PhD program in Austria that is situated at the interface of several areas of excellence in research: Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Computer Aided Automation, Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, Architectural Sciences, Art and Design, History of Art, Building Archaeology and Restoration, Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management and Mechanics of Materials and Structures.

The starting date will be in January 2016.




The prerequisite for becoming a PhD student in the DC is a completed master degree or equivalent (e.g., Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Inf.), preferably with distinction, in the following fields:

• Architecture

• Civil engineering/structural engineering

• Computer science/informatics

• Mathematics

• Mechanical or industrial engineering

• Physics

Further fields of studies may be taken into account if the student has a similar qualification but from a distinct field, and is in general well-suited for the position in question. Typically, a Bachelor degree requires 180-240 ECTS credits and a Master’s degree additionally between 90-120 ECTS credits. Therefore, a Bachelor degree with a subsequent Master’s degree with a total of at least 300 ECTS credits will be considered as adequate in general.


Salary and Terms of Employment

• 25h/week employment as a PhD candidate for a period of 3 years

• gross salary is in the range of 1664.30 EUR per month (14x per year)


Selection Process

Selection is based on a multi-level, competitive examination of the applicants, which guarantees a high level of quality of the process. After a first screening of applications, we will conduct short Skype or phone interviews with those who meet the qualification requirements.

Applicants who pass the first stage of the interview process will be invited to an on-site interview at the TU Wien during the GCD symposium on November 30. Travel costs and symposium registration are covered.


Further Information

For more information concerning the application and to receive the job announcement, please contact coordinator_dccd@geometrie.tuwien.ac.at



The application deadline is November 15th 2015.

The following documents have to be submitted by the applicants:

• Certificate of finished master degree from a postsecondary education institution including course transcript. The submitted documents should be issued by the universities in English language or be available in a certified translation

• Short summary of the master/diploma thesis in English

• Curriculum Vitae

• Motivation letter

• Any certificate attesting knowledge of English language (TOEFL, IELTS or CAE). For native English speakers, or if the primary language of instruction at the university attended was English, no further certificate is needed. If the language of instruction was English, applicants have to submit a document confirming this

• Two letters of recommendation

• (If available) list of publications


Please send your application documents to TU Wien, Personaladministration wiss. Personal, Frau Barbara Triebl-Kraus, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria or via e-mail to barbara.triebl-kraus@tuwien.ac.at.


TU Wien is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

10 PhD Positions available