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Bran­den­bur­gi­sche Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Cott­bus-Senf­ten­berg - Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems, the Chair of Poly­mer-based Light­weight Design

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Aca­demic Staff Mem­ber (m/f/d) (Qual­i­fic­a­tion pos­i­tion)

in the BTU-BAM Gradu­ate School »Trust­worthy Hydro­gen« (PhD Topic 6)
fixed-term employ­ment until 30 Septem­ber 2025, full-time, E 13 TV-L

Working field:

The Branden­burg Uni­versity of Tech­no­logy Cottbus–Sen­ften­berg (BTU) and the Fed­eral Insti­tute for Mater­i­als Research and Test­ing (BAM) will estab­lish the BTU-BAM Gradu­ate School »Trust­worthy Hydro­gen« with seven doc­toral pos­i­tions start­ing in Octo­ber 2022. The Gradu­ate School aims to train the next gen­er­a­tion of inter­dis­cip­lin­ary young hydro­gen sci­ent­ists. The gradu­ates will be well-equipped to play a lead­ing role in estab­lish­ing the hydro­gen eco­nomy.

The aca­demic staff mem­ber is to con­duct research on the topic of »Influ­ence of man­u­fac­tur­ing-induced imper­fec­tions on the oper­a­tional safety of com­pos­ite H2 pres­sure ves­sels« (PhD Topic 6) as part of a doc­tor­ate in the field of poly­mer-based light­weight con­struc­tion. The doc­toral can­did­ate will bene­fit from joint super­vi­sion (tan­dem) by advisers from BTU and BAM.

The core of the Gradu­ate School is a unique hydro­gen-focused qual­i­fic­a­tion pro­gramme, which provides all PhD stu­dents with a hol­istic under­stand­ing of the hydro­gen value chain and the reg­u­lat­ory frame­work con­di­tions. Through a wide range of soft-skill courses, the PhD stu­dents will also be optim­ally pre­pared for their future pro­fes­sional careers. In addi­tion, the Gradu­ate School is embed­ded into the extens­ive inter­na­tional net­work of BAM and BTU, which enables PhD stu­dents to under­take research stays in industry, sci­ence and the pub­lic sec­tor.

For more inform­a­tion about the Gradu­ate School »Trust­worthy Hydro­gen« and the PhD Top­ics, please visit the fol­low­ing web­site:

Your tasks:
  • Con­duct research in rela­tion to the research focus of the chair
  • Col­lab­or­a­tion in the pre­par­a­tion and imple­ment­a­tion of third-party fun­ded pro­jects (BMBF, DFG, industry pro­jects)
  • Con­fer­ence present­a­tions and pub­lic­a­tions on the sub­ject of research
  • Con­tri­bu­tions to reports and present­a­tions
  • Other research-related admin­is­trat­ive tasks
  • In-depth research in pre­par­a­tion for a doc­tor­ate or for the achieve­ment of addi­tional sci­entific achieve­ments to the extent of at least one-third of the respect­ive work­ing time


The pre­requis­ite is a com­pleted aca­demic uni­versity degree that meets the pay scale require­ments for the col­lect­ive labour agree­ment of the Ger­man fed­eral states TV-L (accred­ited Mas­ter's degree/uni­versity dip­loma/equi­val­ent) in a sub­ject rel­ev­ant to the job (mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing or com­par­able).
Fur­ther­more, you have know­ledge in the design, lay­out and man­u­fac­ture of fibre-plastic struc­tures as well as know­ledge in the numer­ical sim­u­la­tion of light­weight struc­tures, espe­cially using FEA. Exper­i­ence in the use of FEA sys­tems such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, etc. is desir­able. Know­ledge of gen­eral test spe­cific­a­tions of pres­sure ves­sels and for mater­ial char­ac­ter­isa­tion of fibre com­pos­ite struc­tures would be advant­age­ous, but can also be acquired in the course of pro­ject work.

On a per­sonal level, you have demon­strated a dis­tinct abil­ity for schol­arly work, inde­pend­ence, flex­ib­il­ity and good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills. Fur­ther­more, you have high writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish pro­fi­ciency.

What we offer:

The BTU offers you excel­lent con­di­tions for your aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion and research. In addi­tion, you can bene­fit from many advant­ages of the research hub in Cottbus and Sen­ften­berg, in par­tic­u­lar, its inter­dis­cip­lin­ar­ity and favour­able trans­port con­nec­tions to Ber­lin or Dresden and attract­ive and afford­able hous­ing options in Lusa­tia.

If you want to play an act­ive role in shap­ing change in Lusa­tia, become part of the BTU fam­ily. We look for­ward to meet­ing you.

The salary cor­res­ponds to pay scale E 13 of the col­lect­ive labour agree­ment of the Ger­man fed­eral states (TV-L).

The BTU Cottbus–Sen­ften­berg is com­mit­ted to equal oppor­tun­it­ies and diversity and strives for a bal­anced gender ratio in all employee groups. Per­sons with a severe dis­ab­il­ity and per­sons of equi­val­ent status are given pri­or­ity in the case of equal suit­ab­il­ity.

The BTU aims to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and strongly encour­ages qual­i­fied female applic­ants to apply.

How to apply:

The sub­mis­sion of applic­a­tion pho­tos is not required.

Please note the more detailed inform­a­tion on the selec­tion pro­ced­ure on the BTU web­site.

Please send your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments in a PDF doc­u­ment, stat­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber, exclus­ively by email to the Dean of the Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems, Branden­burg Uni­versity of Tech­no­logy Cottbus–Sen­ften­berg, email: until 3 August 2022.