TU Wien

University Assistant (Post-Doc) 40 hours/week | limited to 6 years - Institut für Mechanik und Mechatronik

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TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching, and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

The TU Wien is offering a position as university assistant (post-doc) at the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics limited to expected 6 years for 40 hours/week. Expected start: September 2024. The position is assigned to the resach unit Mechanics of Solids, which focuses on scientific questions of statics and dynamics of thin-walled structures, e.g: problems in which large deformations, inelastic deformations (plasticity) or contact interactions occur. The futur holder of the position will be given the freedom to choose his/her own research direction within the broad context of the topics of the research unit. It is expected that the researcher will establish him/herself internationally through independent scientific achievements in the course of his/her work.


  • Research activities at an international level in the field of nonlinear mechanics of thin-walled structures with a focus on the application of analytical or numerical methods to problems of large deformations, contact mechanics or inelastic structural mechanics
  • Teaching, assistance with examinations, co-supervision of final theses
  • Development and implementation of experimental setups in the institute's new laboratory, both in teaching and research
  • Acquisition of third-party funded projects, project work and management of project groups
  • Publication activities
  • Participation in and organization of scientific events
  • Assistance with organizational and administrative tasks of the institute

Your profile:

  • A domestic or equivalent foreign university degree appropriate to the position with a doctorate in mechanical engineering or similar subjects related to applied mechanics
  • Very good English language skills; German language skills an advantage
  • Proven experience of scientific work as well as good specialist knowledge in the mechanics of solid bodies and in-depth knowledge in the field of non-linear statics and dynamics of thin-walled structures
  • Ability to conduct independent theoretical-analytical research in mechanics
  • Competence in scientific software development and numerical simulation
  • Good performance, development potential and high motivation with regard to research and publication activities; international reputation an advantage
  • Relevant experience in academic teaching as well as in the supervision and co-supervision of academic theses
  • Willingness to acquire third-party funding

We offer:

  • A wide variety and exciting range of tasks in a collegial team
  • Hybrid working style with up to 60% home office option
  • A range of attractive social benefits (see Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Wide range of internal and external training opportunities, various career options
  • Central location of workplace as well as good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)

Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 4,752.30/month gross, 14 times/year for 40 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income. We look forward to receiving your application until June 27th, 2024.Applications (in German or English) should include the following documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of academic degrees
  • List of publications
  • Brief description of achievements in academic research as well as experience and previous activities in academic teaching (upload via +add more documents)

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201 Here you can find also relevant information about the application process.

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University Assistant (Post-Doc) 40 hours/week | limited to 6 years - Institut für Mechanik und Mechatronik
Karlsplatz 13 Vienna, Austria
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