As Austria's largest research and technology organisation for applied research, we are dedicated to make substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time, climate change and digitisation. To achieve our goals, we rely on our specific research, development and technology competencies, which are the basis of our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society. 

Our Center for Low-Emission Transport is looking for new Ingenious Partner for our location in Vienna.  At the Center for Low-Emission Transport around 150 experts are working on solutions for sustainable, safe, intelligent, and thus future proof mobility.  


As part of our interdisciplinary Competence Unit Electric Vehicle Technologies, you will work throughout your PhD project in European funded projects, contributing to the development of next generation battery management systems for electric vehicles. The European projects BATSS and BATTERY2LIFE will start beginning of 2024 and deal with next generation BMS and 2nd Life BMS for electric vehicles. 


Join our AIT PhD programme with around 150 international students, carried out in cooperation with renowned universities and other research organisations. By working with our experts as well as with our national and international project partners from the industry you have the chance to develop out-of-the box solutions and to contribute to a more sustainable society - Let's make ideas work



  • As part of this PhD thesis, you will deal intensively with the topic of Battery Management System (BMS) Communication technologies and topologies including wireless and therefore, carry out literature research on BMS communication.
  • Under the guidance of our team, you will develop Hardware and Software communication interfaces for BMS.
  • You will test and evaluate different approaches in our modern laboratory.
  • You simulate electrical circuits and optimise the electronics regarding costs, safety, and reliability.
  • Based on your results, you formulate conclusions and recommendations.
  • You will have the opportunity to get a training in scientific work and to develop both personally and professionally.
  • You will engage in independent scientific planning, execution and evaluation of studies, scientific preparation of results and summaries for documentation and presentation.
  • Your innovative results will contribute to the success of our research projects in the field of battery management systems.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • Master’s studies in the field of electrical engineering, informatics or relevant
  • Good knowledge in battery management systems and data communication methods
  • Excellent proficiency in relevant tools (COMSOL Multiphysics, MATLAB)
  • Good programming skills in C, MATLAB..
  • Interested in the conception of scientific studies
  • High level of commitment and team spirit
  • Analytical thinking and enthusiasm for highly innovative research
  • Very good communication and team working skills in German and English

What to expect: 

EUR 34.507,-- gross per year, for 30 h / week based on the collective agreement. In addition to numerous events, seminars and networking opportunities, there will be additional company benefits. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of PhD theses, and we are looking forward to supporting you accordingly! 


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications. 


Please submit your documents including your CV, cover letter and certificates (Transcript of records) online. 


For further information please contact: 

Peter Scheuermann,

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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Location: Austria, Vienna
Categories: battery research, Electrical Engineering, informatics, Management Science, PhD,


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