Stefan Dierer, BSc MSc

Quo vadis?... Stefan Dierer asked himself this question time and again until he finally found his true passion in life: electronics. Today he is a researcher at FH JOANNEUM.

Key data

Job description : Researcher at the Institute of Electronic Engineering

Company : FH JOANNEUM GmbH


What I do

  • Drawing circuit diagrams
  • Programming integrated components (integrated circuits)
  • Designing and testing printed circuit boards (PCBs)

Why I love my job

  • I am enthusiastic about all the many diverse tasks my job offers
  • You need to be flexible and work independently
  • The combination of independent and team work

What I don’t like so much about my job

The salary definitely has room for improvement.

Important skills in my job

  • Creativity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to learn

My greatest success / My greatest experience so far

I managed to switch on a laser beam in a billionth of a second and then switch it off again in the next billionth. And I can prove that, of course. . ;-)

How I found my current job

I was fascinated by the projects carried out at the Institute of Electronic Engineering while I was still studying. I was able to do some research for my Master's thesis there and was then offered the opportunity to continue my work as a researcher at the Institute.

What I learned for this job during my studies

I can use and apply pretty much all of the technical knowledge I have acquired during my studies in my job.

Job prospects in my field

In addition to working as a researcher, FH JOANNEUM also offers me the opportunity to get into teaching and possibly become a lecturer. This is made possible by the long professional experience I gathered before I started studying: as a late starter I didn't go to university until I was 32 to harness my true potential.

I am

  • motivated
  • eager to learn
  • helpful

How I see my future

Although I'm practically never bored with research, I plan to extend my range and try my hand at teaching next year. Not only because I want to share my fundamental knowledge with the next generation but also to consolidate and further develop myself in my profession.

"Where there is enthusiasm, there is vocation.“

(U. Lauterbach)