Graz University of Technology

Assistant lecturer / PhD position (m/f/x) in the field of Computational Mechanics

2023-10-04 (Europe/Vienna)
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Publication Date 06.09.2023

Application deadline 04.10.2023

Job Category Scientific staff

Job Profile University Assistant without PhD

Employment Start January 2024

Contract Duration 48 mths.

Hours per week 40.00 h/w

Employment Type Temporary

Your Responsibilities

  • Participation in one or more research fields of the institute:
    • Material modelling of e.g. fresh concrete, soil, biological tissue (aorta, skeletal muscles)
    • Numerical calculation of wave propagation phenomena (e.g. acoustics, earthquake waves, structural dynamics)
    • Development of numerical methods for structural mechanics (beams and shells)
    • Interaction of CAD and simulation models
  • To give lectures and participate in courses and examinations of the institute
  • Preparation of a scientific work with the aim of completing a PhD 

We are looking for motivated and dedicated candidates interested in modeling and/or numerical simulation of challenging engineering problems. In addition to the enthusiasm for research, you should enjoy teaching. We are a motivated team with the claim to offer students a demanding and good education and to conduct innovative interdisciplinary research. 

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Admission Requirements

  • Engineering diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), Master of science (M.Sc.) or equivalent diploma in civil engineering, mechanical engineering etc. with adequate apprenticeship in mechanics
  • Knowledge of mechanics
  • excellent knowledge of the German language (for teaching)

Desired Qualification

  • good knowledge in continuum mechanics, numerical methods (BEM and FEM)
  • computing skills (e.g. C++, Python, ... )
  • knowledge of the English language

We Offer

  • Interesting area of responsibility
  • Collegial and friendly working atmosphere
  • Flexible working schedule (e.g. possibility for home office (40 %), paid lunch break - depending on working hours)
  • International training and teaching opportunities
  • Seal of quality for in-house advancement of women
  • Award for being the most family-friendly company in Styria 2018
  • Subsidy for public transport
  • University’s sports program
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Workplace Health Management
  • Top research infrastructure and access to the latest technologies
  • Exciting opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Safe and stable working environment
  • Company pension funds

We offer an annual gross salary of at least € 45,882.20 for a fulltime position. An overpayment based on qualification and experience is possible.

Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women if applicants are equally qualified.
Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (Anti-discrimination).
People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

Organisational Unit

Our Institute is concerned with the basic education in Mechanics. We further offer advanced courses in Continuum Mechanics, Optimization and Theory of Materials. The research focus of the institute includes numerical simulation of wave propagation processes, modeling and simulation of skeletal muscles, and analysis-suitable CAD models.

About us

Graz University of Technology is the longest-established university of technology in Austria. Here, successful teams of students, talented up-and-coming scientists, ambitious researchers and a lively start-up scene enjoy an inspirational environment as well as access to top-quality equipment. And all this in one of the most innovative and livable regions in Europe. TU Graz offers an inspiring working environment with outstanding infrastructure and service-oriented university management.


Graz University of Technology
Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering Sciences
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schanz
Rechbauerstraße 12
8010 Graz

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Become part of the team of Graz University of Technology - we are looking forward to your application!

Job details

Assistant lecturer / PhD position (m/f/x) in the field of Computational Mechanics
Rechbauerstraße 12 Graz, Austria
Application deadline
2023-10-04 23:59 (Europe/Vienna)
2023-10-04 23:59 (CET)
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