Senior Research Associate in Rock mechanics and Geomechanics



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Amann


+49 241 80-95740



Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Our profile

The chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany primarily focuses on the multi-scale analysis of hydro-mechanical coupled problems in the fields of tunnelling, rock slope instabilities and natural hazards, nuclear waste repositories, and deep geothermal energy.

Your profile

We welcome applicants with a doctorate/PhD in Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Rock Mechanics or in a similar field. The successful candidate should have at least 1-2 years of post-doc experience. The ideal candidate has substantial experience in experimental rock-, soil or geomechanics and state-of-the-art geotechnical laboratory equipment, is proficient with programming languages such as Matlab, and has excellent scientific (English) writing skills.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will be a key scientist in 1) establishing a new geomechanical laboratory with existing funding, 2) planning and executing rock mechanical and geomechanical laboratory tests, 3) developing new research ideas and proposals, and 4) assisting in the analysis of collected data as well as preparing timely reports for research publications.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and initially limited to 3 years with the option of an extension to 6 years. The successful candidate will be part of a newly established, dynamic team of researchers. We expect to receive your application including a CV (including list of papers) and a 1-page cover letter. The letter should outline how the candidate's background fulfils the above requirements, and how this position relates to future career goals.
This is a full-time position.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:28.02.2018
Mailing Address:Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Amann
Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie
Lochnerstraße 4 - 20
52064 Aachen
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