The Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien, welcomes applications for a PhD student or research assistant position for research on the numerical solution of the semi-classical Boltzmann transport equation for semiconductors, which describes the motion of electrons and holes.
The results of this research project will provide a better understanding of high-current effects and reliability issues especially in power devices, such as those used for starting car engines.
The goal in this research project is to run the most accurate semiclassical device simulations conducted so far on hundreds of nodes of a supercomputer such as the Vienna Scientific Cluster.
The results will be available to the general public not only in the form of research papers, but also through a free open source device simulator.
The candidate must be profoundly skilled in C or C++ under GNU/Linux.
Experience with either transport simulations or the message passing interface (MPI) for running simulations on clusters is a plus.
Since the candidate will work with the existing team on a shared code base, the willingness to work in and contribute to common goals of the team are mandatory.
This three-year position (40 hours/week) is in accordance with the salary regulations of the Austrian Science Fund. The monthly salary is paid 14 times p.a. and the gross annual salary is approximately EUR 39 431.
As soon as possible
Please provide a detailed CV, your master's thesis (weblink or PDF), a single-page motivation letter (discussing relevant previous experiences related to this position's desired skills and experiences) and at least one letter of recommendation from a professor or senior researcher who supervised you during your master's studies.
Please submit your application to rupp@ iue.tuwien.ac. at
The position will remain open until filled