December 16, 2020

Job vacancies for Research Assistants

- - - update March 03: no further applications needed - - -

The Institute for Structural Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart has immediate vacancies for several positions as

Research Assistants (f/m/d).

In addition to independent scientific work with the aim of obtaining a Ph.d., the activities also include teaching tasks, in particular the support in various lectures in the civil engineering program, as well as supporting the head of the institute in applying for and carrying out research projects.

The team of the Institute for Structural Mechanics is engaged in research with computer-oriented modeling and simulation methods for all areas of nonlinear structural mechanics ("Computational Mechanics"). The focus is on methodologically oriented basic research, especially in the area of the finite element method (FEM), and the development of a in-house research software. The scientific focus is on finite element technology, shells, isogeometric analysis, adaptive structures, biomimetics as well as path following methods and reanalysis.

The institute is involved in the Clusters of Excellence IntCDC and SimTech as well as in the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1244. Within the scope of the positions to be filled, there is the possibility of collaboration in SFB 1244 "Adaptive Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow" in subprojects on the characterization, modeling or optimization of adaptive structures or the adaptation of bridges to increase durability and optimize stiffness and in other individual projects financed by third-party funds.

In addition to the usual legal requirements, the position requires a degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or a related subject with an above-average master's degree and a focus on areas relevant to structural analysis, structural dynamics and mechanics. Basic knowledge in numerical methods and FEM is desirable. You can expect a challenging and versatile job at an institute that conducts research at an international level. Motivation and willingness to perform, interest in mechanics and mathematics, creativity, the ability to work in a team and, last but not least, a good portion of curiosity are your tools for a successful job with us.

Interested? We will be happy to answer your questions on the phone or by e-mail. Or you can send us your digital application documents right away.

The University of Stuttgart would like to increase the proportion of women in the scientific field and is therefore particularly interested in applications from women. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Severely disabled persons are given priority in the case of equal suitability. Recruitment is carried out by the Central Administration.

University of Stuttgart
Institute for Structural Mechanics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Manfred Bischoff

Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (711) 685 66123
Fax:      +49 (711) 685 66130

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