Junior Researcher for a dissertation (PhD)

The job description is currently only available in English.


As a leading research organisation in the area of wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe, the Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Wood K plus) provides research and development services for the industry in the field of wood composite materials and wood chemistry.

In cooperation with company and scientific partners, the team “Wood Composites & Digital Transformation” - located at the area Wood Materials and Technologies in Tulln - is looking for a


Junior Researcher for a dissertation (PhD)


Our team conducts research within the field of wood composites research as well as in digitisation of production processes of wood and engineered wood products.


Your responsibility:

Your work will be focused on the integration and application of Big-Data-technologies along the value chain of wood. Together with partners from industry and science, approaches are developed and evaluated at laboratory scale. Thereby knowledge will be gained for:


  • image analysis using computer vision techniques
  • machine learning for process control and quality assessment
  • data quality assessment
  • models used for transparent and secure data ecosystems
  • design of experiments
  • evaluation and interpretation of examinations
  • presentations of results at industry partners and national / international scientific conferences
  • creation of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals


Your qualification:

  • university degree (master’s, diploma), preferably in Wood Science, Mathematics, Physics, IT or Mechanical Engineering
  • experience in data mining techniques (e.g. MATLAB, Python, R, C++, etc.)
  • experience in ICT techniques
  • good knowledge in spoken and written English


We offer:

  • work in an international, motivated team and scientifically highly active environment
  • international network
  • supervision of PhD-project, professional training and further education
  • flexible, self-responsible work organization
  • modern laboratories and pilot plants
  • earliest begin: January 1st 2022
  • € 2.240 / month (14 x per year) based on 40 h/week, depending on qualification


Place of employment:

Tulln, Lower Austria


Dr. Martin Riegler, Team leader Wood Composites & Digital Transformation
Tel.: +43 1 47654/89125, E-Mail: m.riegler@wood-kplus.at