Research Assist­ant in Soil Mech­an­ics and Geo­tech­nical Engin­eer­ing
Technical University Berlin Insti­tute of Civil Engin­eer­ing

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty VI - Insti­tute of Civil Engin­eer­ing / Soil Mech­an­ics and Geo­tech­nical Engin­eer­ing

Research Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len - 1st qual­i­fic­a­tion period (PhD can­did­ate)

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

Col­lab­or­a­tion in research and teach­ing at the Chair of Soil Mech­an­ics and Geo­tech­nical Engin­eer­ing.
Par­tic­u­lar tasks are:
  • Sci­entific plan­ning, mon­it­or­ing and ana­lysis of soil mech­an­ical labor­at­ory tests.
  • Devel­op­ment of soil mech­an­ical mod­els for describ­ing the flow beha­vior of dynam­ic­ally excited sandy soils.
  • Imple­ment­a­tion of soil mech­an­ical con­stitutive mod­els in finite ele­ment pro­grams and exe­cu­tion of numer­ical sim­u­la­tions.
  • Doc­u­ment­a­tion of the research, pre­par­a­tion of pro­ject reports, present­a­tion and pub­lic­a­tion of the research res­ults in sci­entific journ­als and con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings.
  • Plan­ning, pre­par­a­tion and con­duc­tion of courses and exam­in­a­tions in the Bach­elor's and Mas­ter's pro­grams in Civil Engin­eer­ing.
  • Super­vi­sion of Bach­elor's and Mas­ter's theses.


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in Civil Engin­eer­ing
  • Pro­found know­ledge in the field of soil mech­an­ics, engin­eer­ing mech­an­ics, and numer­ical meth­ods for ini­tial and bound­ary value prob­lems, par­tic­u­larly the finite ele­ment method (FEM) as well as pro­gram­ming skills.
  • Excel­lent ger­man and eng­lish lan­guage skills, both writ­ten and spoken.
  • Writ­ing sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and present­ing the res­ults of the research on national and inter­na­tional con­fer­ences.
  • Know­ledge in the field of con­stitutive the­ory and mater­ial mod­el­ing, imple­ment­a­tion of con­stitutive mod­els, Lag­rangian, Eulerian and ALE (Arbit­rary Lag­rangian-Eulerian) for­mu­la­tions, pro­gram­ming skills in For­tran and exper­i­mental soil mech­an­ics.
  • The will­ing­ness to inde­pend­ently acquire miss­ing know­ledge is expec­ted.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments only by E-Mail to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rack­witz (

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: or quick access 214041.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired.
Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its
mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät VI, Insti­tut für Bauin­genieur­wesen, FG Grundbau und Boden­mech­anik, Prof. Dr. Rack­witz, Sekr. TIB1-B7, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Ber­lin.
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Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
  • research assist­ant
  • doc­toral researcher
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Research assist­ant with teach­ing oblig­a­tion
lim­ited for 5 years
full-time; part-time employment may be possible
Start­ing date (earli­est):
Salary grade E13
  • civil en­gin­eer­ing
  • research
  • teach­ing
Field of stud­ies:
  • civil en­in­eer­ing
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Master, Diplom or equivalent
Lan­guage skills:
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Fakultät VI, Institut für Bauingenieurwesen, FG Grundbau und Bodenmechanik, Prof. Dr. Rackwitz, Sekr. TIB1-B7, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin
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