Research Associate

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
14 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering

At the Institute of Process Engineering and Environmental Technology, the Process Systems Engineering Group offers a position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting at the earliest possible date. The position is within the research project RUBENS – „Rapid and Unique Business Transformation by Extended Sensing for Next Generation Process Sites“ and is initially limited until March 3, 2025. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The project is carried out in close cooperation with the industrial partners LANXESS Deutschland GmbH (plant operator) as well as KROHNE Innovation GmbH (manufacturer of measuring equipment) and SAMSON AG (manufacturer of control valve technology). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Tasks: Development of a method to assess the information needs of model-based analysis and optimization methods and to recommend additional measurement points, esp.

  • conducting workshops with industry partners for requirements analysis
  • modeling, simulation and optimization of process plants based on hybrid knowledge-based and data-driven methods
  • prototypical implementation of a measuring point recommendation software
  • coordination of research results with our industrial partners and publication at international conferences and in recognized scientific journals
  • occasionally on-site work at the plant or at the sites of industry the industry partners.


  • above average university degree in the field of process engineering, chemical engineering, process informatics, data science or related fields
  • very good knowledge in the field of modeling, simulation, optimization and control
  • very good programming skills in common languages (MATLAB, Python)
  • independent, goal- and solution-oriented way of working
  • interdisciplinary and team-oriented thinking
  • confident command of the English and German languages, both written and spoken.

Are you enthusiastic about research and development work for digitalization in the process industry? Do you like to learn something new every day? Then the team of the Process Systems Engineering group offers you just the right opportunities. Our international team of process engineers, automation engineers, information systems engineers and data scientists is working on solutions for the future of the process industry. Further information on the Process Systems Engineering Group can be found on:

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

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by July 15, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it with the title “RUBENS_Application_1, <your name>” to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Umwelttechnik, Arbeitsgruppe Systemverfahrenstechnik, z. Hd. Frau Christin Haupt, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. 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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