Research Assistant/Associate - PostDoc (f/m/d) in Geomechanics / Geotechnics



Raul Fuentes


+49 241 80 25247



Lehrstuhl für Geotechnik im Bauwesen und Institut für Geomechanik und Untergrundtechnik

Our Profile

At the Chair of Geotechnical Engineering in Civil Engineering and the Institute for Geomechanics and Underground Technology, led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Raul Fuentes, we work on the entire spectrum of geotechnical and tunnel construction applications in teaching, research, and scientific expert opinions.

You can get an overview of our current activities on our website

Your Profile

Are you ready for an exciting challenge in the world of geotechnical engineering and computational mechanics? We look forward to candidates that fulfill the following requirements:

  • University degree (Master or equivalent) and a completed PhD
  • a good publishing record as well as
  • experience in geotechnical engineering and/or computational mechanics.

Special interest is given to applicants who have worked in the areas of geogrids, robotics, computational mechanics, geomechanics, ground freezing and/or artificial intelligence applied to geomechanics/geotechnical engineering.

German language skills are a big plus, but not a requirement.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • giving lectures,
  • supervising bachelor and master's students,
  • leading a group of PhD students,
  • writing funding proposals with the support of the institute,
  • Independent realisation of own, difficult research work that leads to high-quality publications. 

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of 2 years.
Continued employment for a total of up to 6 years is possible.
The fixed-term employment is possible as it constitutes one of the fixed-term options of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Fixed-term Scientific Contracts).
This is a full-time position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 14 TV-L.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket.
RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason.
As RWTH is committed to equality of opportunity, we ask you not to include a photo in your application.
You can find information on the personal data we collect from applicants in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at

Application deadline:29/02/2024
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Geomechanik und Untergrundtechnik
Prof.Dr. Raul Fuentes
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
52074 Aachen
Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email. For data protection reasons, however, we recommend sending applications via mail.