Research Associate / PhD student

At the TU Dresden, the Research Training Group "Mineral-bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety" (GRK 2250), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is offering eleven positions starting from 01.05.2020, subject to resources being available, as
Research Associate / PhD student
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

limited until 30.04.2023. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Activities and responsibilities

Independent and cooperative qualification through scientific research within one of the doctoral study projects on offer; training in the technical tasks of the individual dissertation topics through study of the literature and in making the objectives more precise; working on the individual doctoral study project with experimental, numerical, metrological or empirical focus in collaboration with other GRK members (fellow students and supervising professors); implementation of the planned research program, evaluation and interpretation of the results and transferring them to a GRK internal exchange platform, elaboration and presentation of the state-of-the-art in the respective research fields; participation in lectures, workshops and summer schools according to the guidelines of the GRK curriculum; supporting scientific graduation work (Bachelor/Master/Diploma) in the subject-specific research field; regular reporting on research progress to the supervising professors; publishing the results of the research work individually or in concert with others; cooperative maintenance of exchange platforms (database, information pages, etc.); summarizing the results of the individual doctoral study project in a dissertation within the due time of 3 years.

Qualification profile

very good university degree in one or more of the following areas: civil engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering (in the textile or measuring technologies) and geodesy (optical 3D measurement). We are looking for first-class, young graduates with excellent expertise in the GRK-addressed doctoral subjects, high interdisciplinary desire to learn and willingness to cooperate, very good verbal and written English communication skills as well as the absolute determination to submit the dissertation after only 3 years of research.

Send application to

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please send your application, including a cover letter detailing your research interests and your preferred doctoral study subject in accordance with, along with your curriculum vitae, academic transcripts with marks, a letter of recommendation and your publications (if applicable) before 13.12.2019 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to: or by post to TU Dresden, GRK 2250, Herrn Prof. Mechtcherine, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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