Research Associate / Postdoc (Chair of Construction Informatics)

Dresden (DE)
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Construction Informatics, Chair of Construction Informatics (Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction) offers a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 14 TV-L)

starting April, 3rd 2018 or later. The period of employment is limited for three years and can be extended to a maximum of six years subject to excellent performance. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis).

Currently, research of the Institute of Construction Informatics focuses on Building Information Modeling. It is envisaged to extend the research portfolio within the next three years substantially. To achieve this, the University will set-up a new research laboratory for Digital Design, Construction and Operation of Buildings and Infrastructure Systems, covering areas such as (i) digital surveying, (ii) digital manufacturing, (iii) building automation and control; and (iv) robotics. The lab will support research and teaching activities. An interdisciplinary team of researchers with a background in engineering, architecture and applied informatics will set-up and operate this laboratory.

Task: This position will play an important role in the further development of the Institute supporting its responsibility for delivery of the core syllabus in the discipline of construction informatics. Reporting to the chaired Professor of Construction Informatics the appointee will provide leadership in development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules. The appointee is expected to substantially contribute to the further growth of the Institute, including the development of an extended research and teaching strategy and to obtain funding for support of research activities. The appointee is expected to act as deputy of the Chair and Head of the Institute when required and as applicable. The appointee is expected to set-up and maintain their own junior research groups.

Requirements: Applicants should hold a university and a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) obtained from an internationally recognized university in either engineering, architecture or applied computer science. Appointees should have a substantial publication track record in recognized scientific journals. Knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas are required: (i) Big Data, Data Analysis, Pattern Recognition, (ii) Robotics, (iii) Development of Simulation Models in Engineering. An excellent command of the English and German language in speaking and writing to prepare research papers as well as willingness to travel and mobility are essential. Knowledge in building information modelling is desirable. The appointee shall have the ability to relate to staff and work in teams. A demonstrable record of success in appropriate/equivalent leadership and management of international, interdisciplinary teams is of advantage, also experience in teaching and in application and processing of research projects. 

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

Applications including the usual documents are invited by March, 8th 2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen, Institut für Bauinformatik, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Menzel, 01062 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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