Full time




EG 13 TV-L


as soon as possible

In the Department of Computer Science and Automation in the Automation Engineering group at the Technische Universität Ilmenau is a vacancy for a

Senior Research Associate (f/m/d)

as soon as possible. This position is initially limited to a six-year term with the possibility of permanent tenure afterwards.

Your tasks

The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Pursue the development of scientific skills by the development of new research areas and courses or a habilitation (a postdoctoral degree in Germany).
  • Perform research in the areas of discrete-event systems, big data, and advanced control methods, such as model predictive control (the candidate need not have previously done research in all of the above areas, but must express a willingness to consider them in his research).
  • Teach courses and laboratories, including the development of new courses in the relevant research areas.
  • Supervise research, bachelor’s, and master’s theses.
  • Apply for grants in the appropriate research areas.
  • Provide scientific support for the mission of the university.

    Your profile

    For being part of the selection process is needed:

    To be considered for this position, you should have

    • An excellent diploma or master and an excellent doctorate, preferably with a specialisation in the relevant research areas. Candidates who are within one year of completing their doctorate are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Following competences are desirable:

    Furthermore, you should have:

    • An excellent understanding of (at least two of): discrete-event systems, system identification, process modelling, dual control, and model predictive control
    • Good programming skills and very good knowledge of MATLAB and Microsoft Office
    • Excellent English skills. Knowledge of German would be an asset.
    • Interest in supporting collaborations around the world, especially with Japan
    • The ability to work independently and set your own objectives within the broader direction of the department.

    In your application, please provide a copy (or link to a freely available copy) of your doctoral thesis or two of your papers (which should be at least six-pages long). Also, please include copies of your doctoral certificate (if present), your transcripts, and your curriculum vitæ and a brief one-page research proposal. Any documents that are not in English or German should be provided in their original and translated versions. All documents should be clearly legible.

        Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references.

        What we offer you:

        • attractive remuneration according to collective agreement (as per TV-L) incl. granting of a special annual payment
        • vacation entitlement of 30 days in the calendar year and additional days off on 24 / 31 December
        • flexible working time model
        • VBL - pension scheme in the public sector

        From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, family friendly working hour’s model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studiendenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in several attractive sport offers from the university owned sport centrum.

        The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. It attaches particular importance to innovativ teaching and interdisciplinary. It identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family. 

        Technische Universität llmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“distinction and emphasizes gendered quality.

        Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected.

        Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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