Research Associate (m/f/x)

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
10 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The mobility of people and goods is a central foundation of our modern society with increasingly global and diversely networked processes. It enables an efficient economy and represents a valuable asset that must be preserved and further developed. Mobility, especially with regard to road mobility and to road traffic, is currently confronted with global challenges, which urgently require fundamental solutions.

In the planned SFB/TRR 339, a spatially as well as temporally multidimensional, model of vehicle, tire and road surface (concrete and asphalt) will be developed and researched, taking into account the road pavements. The model combines all available and relevant information about the "road of the future" system from physical investigations and modeling as well as from informational and traffic-related data (sensor data, data models etc.). The approach enables and requires the interaction between the physical-engineering and the informational-traffic design levels. This interactive model in space and time is referred to as the digital twin of the road, subject to analysis, control and prediction of the physical road by means of common interfaces.

Additional Information:

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, the Chair of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering offers in Subproject A07, subject to resources being available, a project position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting January 1, 2022 initially to be filled by December 31, 2025, with the option of extension. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

Tasks: scientific tasks in research and development of advanced constitutive models for soils, calibration of model parameters; realization, evaluation and analysis of monotonic and cyclic triaxial tests, even at special stress paths; analysis of the impact of soil state on soil behaviour; description of the soil fabric with internal variables; analysis and interpretation of CT scans of soil structure; FEM and DEM simulations of element tests; setup, realization and analysis of model tests on soils; interdisciplinary collaboration with the other subprojects; publication of findings and insights of international conferences and journals.

Requirements: very good university degree in civil engineering, field geotechnics; good knowledge in the field of constitutive modelling of soils and experimental soil mechanics; programming knowledge in Python and Fortran; sound experience with linux and LaTeX; high amount of self-reliance, involvement and team spirit; very good scientific writing and speaking skills in English.

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

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents and the specification of the sub-project number A07 by December 16, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen, Institut für Statik und Dynamik der Tragwerke, Prof. Kaliske -persönlich-, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. or via the SecureMail portal of the TU Dresden as a PDF document 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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