Research Associate - Faculty of Biology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 24 July 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Biology, the Chair of Botany at the Institute of Botany offers a position starting 01.09.2020 as a

Research Associate

(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated

according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The position is limited until 30.06.2024. The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (PhD).

Tasks: Research in a transdisciplinary project combining botany and engineering, esp. the investigation of plant structural elements and materials which will later serve as models for new construction principles in carbon concrete components.

Requirements: university degree in Biology or Engineering. As a biologist you should have a good knowledge of morphology, anatomy and biomechanics of plants and the willingness to familiarise with engineering specific aspects of material characterisation and at least a basic understanding of finite element modelling. As an engineer the reverse is true.

We offer an exciting interdisciplinary research environment within the framework of the SFB / Transregio 280 in close cooperation with many partners from engineering.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by 24.07.2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Biologie, Institut für Botanik, Professur für Botanik, Herrn Prof. Christoph Neinhuis, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single PDF document to 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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