Research Associate / PhD Student, Institute of Concrete Structures

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
14 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Institute of Concrete Structures (Prof. Marx) offers a position as

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

starting as soon as possible. The position is limited until July 31, 2025, with the option of extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Task: scientific investigations, particularly in the BMWK project SMARTower “Dimensioning and life expectancy monitoring of modular tower constructions for wind turbines”. The aim of the project is to investigate the (joint) load-bearing behaviour of tower structures made of precast concrete segments. A short description of the research project can be found under following link: The assignments include scientific investigations in the field of wind energy; literature research on the subject of load-bearing behaviour of dry concrete joints; gaining knowledge through theoretical, experimental and numerical investigations; creation of experimental concepts incl. implementation, evaluation and documentation of the tests; (further) development of design approaches; publications of research results in scientific journals and at conferences. In addition, the project-related supervision of student projects and theses (diploma and master) is also within the scope of duties.

Requirements: university degree in the field of civil engineering, building material engineering or comparable with an above-average academic performance; deep interest in civil engineering and mechanics; great sense of responsibility, reliability and a high degree of initiative; good organizational skills and an independent and conscientious approach to work; good team spirit and communication skills including good oral and writing skills; very good English skills and at least a basic knowledge of German; skilled in the use of technology and software commonly used in this profession.

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

Please submit your application with the necessary documents quoting the job number w22-331 by October 28, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen, Institut für Massivbau, z. Hd. Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Marx, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany 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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