PH.D. Candidate (m/f/x)

Josef Ressel Centre for Data-Driven Business Model Innovation (DDBMI) | School of Business & Management | Steyr


  • Independently conducting assigned research tasks in cooperation with colleagues, international research partners, and partner companies
  • Supporting the company partners (MIBA AG, Pöttinger Landtechnik GmbH, and TIGER Coatings GmbH & Co. KG) on their way to a data-driven sustainable business model
  • Authoring scientific peer-reviewed and professional publications
  • Delivering a valuable contribution with the own dissertation to the scientific output of the Josef Ressel Centre for DDBMI
  • Supporting reporting and dissemination


  • Completed relevant master's degree such as business administration, computer science, business analytics or industrial engineering
  • High interest in data-driven sustainable business model innovation for incumbent manufacturers and in working in an international interdisciplinary team
  • Highly competent in one of the following methods: qualitative empirical studies, quantitative empirical studies, prescriptive analytics, data mining, process mining or evaluation of pilot projects
  • Ability and interest in the combination of rigorous research and relevant professional applications in an industrial environment 
  • Fluency in English and German 

For further information on the Josef Ressel Centre for Data-Driven Business Model Innovation click here.


As the largest and most research-intensive university of applied science in Austria, with nearly 6000 students in over 70 degree programs, we teach and research with a strong practical orientation and the highest quality. Thus, we have been providing top education for the next generation for more than 25 years and invest in the future of Upper Austria with great pleasure. At the Steyr Campus, we train the managers of tomorrow and score points with what is probably Austria's most beautiful campus, right on the water. Our university offers the ideal environment for forward-looking and innovative research projects. With an excellent order volume of about 40 million Euros, more than 500 projects are being carried out with a total of 630 partners from business and society. The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is a place for people with curiosity and spirit of discovery. Shape the future together with us! #AllAboutYourCareer

The FH Upper Austria stands for equal opportunities and diversity. With this in mind, we specifically invite women to apply. For this position, we offer a gross monthly salary (on a full-time basis, 14x per year) starting at EUR 3.200 (depending on eligible prior service).

We are looking forward to your application!
Be part of our team

Salary on a full-time basis: € 3200,-/Monat

Location: FH Upper Austria Campus Steyr | School of Business & Management

Employment Type: Full-time / 40h

Requirements: University or college degree at master level

Contact: Daniela Hüttner

Tel.: +43 5 0804 33100