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volume:

Full time

restriction:

unlimited

salary:

EG 13 TV-L

beginning:

as soon as possible

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

Senior Research Associate (f/m/d)



as soon as possible.

Your tasks

As a senior research associate (DE: wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the Department of Automation Engineering, you will be expected to:

  • 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, smart homes and factories, big data, and advanced control methods (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:

    • an excellent university diploma or master and an excellent doctorate, preferably with a specialisation in the relevant research areas. Candidates who are close to completing their doctorate are encouraged to apply.

    Following competences are desirable:

    • an excellent understanding of (at least two of): discrete-event systems, smart homes or factories, system identification, process modelling, and advanced control methods
    • good programming skills and very good knowledge of MATLAB and Microsoft Office
    • excellent English skills. Knowledge of German would be an asset
    • a motivation to work in a collaborative environment
    • the ability to work independently and set your own objectives within the broader direction of the department

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

        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). Please include copies of your doctoral certificate (if present), your transcripts, and your curriculum vitæ.

        It is anticipated that the job interviews will be held in the first half of April 2024.

        The position is not suitable for part-time employment.

        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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