20 PhD positions available in Computer Science

LogiCS@TUWien is a novel interdisciplinary EC H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral training programme for international high-potential early-stage researchers (ESRs) with a focus on Logical methods in Computer Science at Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)  in Vienna,  Austria.

LogiCS@TUWien will be a top international graduate program implementing a unique combination of disciplines where logical methods have a decisive impact on practical computer science and society in the coming decades. It builds upon the highly successful LogiCS program which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. As a doctoral program and a hotspot for innovative logic-related research in Europe, it will establish an internationally outstanding center of excellence for Logical Methods in Computer Science. The structure of LogiCS@TUWien reflects our faculty and doctoral supervisors’ scientific strength in Logical Methods in Computer Science and their applications, particularly to Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Verification, Algorithms, Security and Cyber-Physical Systems.

These research topics are driven by demand from industry and real-world problems. The programme provides a 4-year long doctoral training for international PhD candidates at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien, offering an English language curriculum. LogiCS@TUWien will run for 60 months and foresees the recruitment of 20 PhD candidates.

Participating Research Units at TU Wien

The LogiCS@TUWien programme will be hosted by TU Wien’s Faculty of Informatics and professors from the following research units:

Research Projects

Eligibility Criteria

  • At the Call deadline, all candidates for an ESR position must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not hold  a doctoral degree.
  • The applicants are expected to have completed an excellent diploma or master’s degree at the Call deadline in one of the following subjects: computer science, mathematics, or a related field (i.e., computer engineering, business informatics, etc.). This will guarantee that the candidates have acquired fundamental education in a research area relevant to LogiCS@TUWien
  • Please note that – according to the guidelines of the Marie-Skłodowska Curie Mobility Rule – applicants for LogiCS@TUWien must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months between January 1, 2019 and December 30, 2021.

Application Requirements

The application of the candidates (in writing) should include:

  • letter of motivation (detailing previous research achievements, research goals, career plans) 
  • complete CV, including a list of previous scientific expertise, awards, grants, stays abroad, attended lectures attended summer schools, attended workshops, skills, and publications (if applicable)
  • an abstract in English of the applicant’s master’s thesis
  • a complete list of completed studies and transcripts of all grades and an explanation of the grading system(s) used in these degree certificates.
  • contact details of two reference persons (at least one academic) who are willing to provide a letter of recommendation. The letters should be sent to tuwdoc(AT)tuwien.ac.at before the application deadline.
  • proof of proficiency in English (usually TOEFL/IELTS/CAE) or confirmation of previous studies (Bachelor, Master) in English
  • at most three research projects (among the proposed ones) 
  • Applicants are required to commit to H2020 ethical principles and guidelines (Art. 19)

Application & Selection Process

Deadline: 30 December 2021