Research Associate Process Monitoring for Additive Manufacturing

The University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg is a young and growing institution in the Rhine-Main metropolitan area and is frequently ranked among top teaching institutions. She combines practice-related academic teaching in the fields of engineering and business with conducting applied research on an international level.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term position in the Faculty of Engineering with the possibility to acquire a collaborative PhD.

The University of Applied Sciences highly appreciates the applications of women. Handicapped people are asked to submit relevant formal proof (Schwerbehindertenausweis) and are given preference in the case of otherwise practically equal aptitude, qualifications and professional achievements.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Scientific research and development of a physics-based and data-driven framework for process monitoring of the selective laser melting process.
  • Interdisciplinary work at the intersections of physical, engineering and computer science topics
  • Presentation of research results, scientific publications and talks
  • Contributions towards the acquisition of further research funds and to enrich the scientific life of the research group.

Qualification profile

  • Above average Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the fields of physics, engineering, process engineering computer science or applied mathematics
  • High level of self-motivation, eagerness to learn, interdisciplinary scientific engagement
  • Helpful but not formally required is previous training on the analysis of time-series data, any application of methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence, or the numerical simulation of laser-based processes
  • Ability to directly interact professionally with colleagues working in experimental groups
  • Fluently spoken and written English or German


  • Research on fascinating questions in technology development
  • Possibility to acquire a collaborative PhD
  • Intense collaboration with the experimental group „Angewandte Lasertechnik und Photonik“ ( and contacts with industries
  • The project is currently available for two years with the potential for an extension to a third year of support. It is graded according to the Civil Service Payscale TV-L (E13).

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Research related questions are answered by Prof. Dr. Möckel, 06021/4206-507,

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Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg
Referat Personal
Würzburger Str. 45
63743 Aschaffenburg

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Die Technische Hochschule Aschaffenburg ist eine aufstrebende Hochschule im Rhein-Main-Gebiet, die sich durch wirtschaftsnahe, überwiegend interdisziplinäre und innovative Studiengänge auszeichnet. Sie betreibt praxis- und anwendungsorientierte Forschung auf den verschiedensten Gebieten der Technik und Wirtschaft im Rahmen zahlreicher Kooperationen, aber auch in den hochschuleigenen Instituten...
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