PhD positions at the Institute of Product Life Cycle Management @ TU Darmstadt

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Institute of Product Life Cycle Management, Technical University of Darmstadt

Institute of Product Life Cycle Management, Technical University of Darmstadt

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Role(s): Research Associate (PhD Student)

Application Closing Date: 20 February 2023

Technical University of Darmstadt

The Technical University of Darmstadt is a synonym for excellent, relevant science. Global transformations – from the energy transition via Industry 4.0 to artificial intelligence – are posing enormous challenges. We are playing a crucial role in helping to shape these far-reaching processes of change with outstanding insights and forward-looking study opportunities.

Since we were founded in 1877, we have been one of Germany’s most international universities; as a European technical university, we are committed to European values and European integration. Our home is the metropolitan region Frankfurt-Rhine-Main. With our partners in the Alliance of Rhine-Main Universities, we continue the development of this globally attractive science location.

Our cutting-edge research is pooled in three fields: Energy and Environment, Information and Intelligence, Matter and Materials. Large-scale, problem-based interdisciplinarity involving the engineering sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences is the hallmark of our research and study. We foster intensive, productive interaction with society, business and politics. Such collaborative polyphony generates effective, long-term progress towards sustainable development worldwide.

The Institute of Product Life Cycle Management

The Institute of Product Life Cycle Management (PLCM) is part of TUDa’s Mechanical Engineering department. The department is located at the idyllic campus “Lichtwiese”, which is surrounded by nature, allowing walks with coworkers in the forest and fields during study breaks. At PLCM our focus areas in teaching and research are Advanced Systems Engineering, Digital Twins and Data-Driven Sustainability. In addition to our research fields, our areas of expertise are Virtual Product Development, Additive Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0 and IT-Security.

To expand our team, we offer the position of Research Associates (PhD Candidate). The full-time position will be paid according to the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder TV-L E13.

Your Tasks

  • Independent work on research projects in the areas of Advanced Systems Engineering, Digital Twins and data-driven sustainability. 
  • Participation in the student education.
  • Publication in scientific journals and presentation at international conferences.

Your Qualifications

  • A successfully completed university degree (master´s degree, diploma) in “Mechanical Engineering”, “Industrial Engineering”, “Mechatronics”, or “Computer Science”.
  • Strong interest in independently investigating scientific issues and working in an interdisciplinary and international team.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in German and English.
  • Knowledge in the in the field of computer aided design and virtual product development.

Our Offer

  • A full-time position as a research associate (the duration is initially set for 3 years, there is the possibility to extend the employment up to a total duration of 5 years).
  • The opportunity to prepare a doctoral degree at a university with an international reputation.
  • The possibility to work in current research areas and gain teaching experience.
  • A dynamic and inspiring working environment in a success-oriented team
  • Payment will be based on the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder (TV-L).

Apply Now!

We look forward to receiving your complete documents by e-mail in a PDF file no later than 20 February 2023 to [email protected]

For more information about the department of Product Life Cycle Management, please visit our website . If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Benjamin Schleich  at any time.

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