Research Assistant/Associate (f/m/d)



Stefanie Reese


+49 (0) 241 80 25001



Lehrstuhl und Institut für Angewandte Mechanik

Our Profile

The Institute of Applied Mechanics (IFAM) at RWTH Aachen University focuses on the modeling of complex materials and the efficient numerical simulation of practically relevant problems. Please use also our web pages for more detailed information:

Your Profile

- You hold a university degree (Master or equivalent) in any of the engineering sciences.

- You have a natural interest in scientific work.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

Being part of the DFG priority program "SPP2311 - Robust coupling of continuum-biomechanical in silico models to establish active biological system models for later use in clinical applications - Co-design of modeling, numerics and usability", you will be involved in the development and validation of a multiphysics-based high throughput computational framework that facilitates in silico simulation of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases and associated interventional procedures. A strong foundation in continuum mechanics and numerical methods is a desirable prerequisite.

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 one year.
An extension of 2 years is planned, to 4 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 successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 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. We also offer a comprehensive continuing education scheme and a public transportation ticket available at a significantly reduced price.
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.
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Application deadline:30/06/2022
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Applied Mechanics
Prof.Dr. Stefanie Reese
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.