Junior Research Group Leader – Sustainable Cities

3 weeks ago

TU Braunschweig

Associate, Mid-senior level
Project manager, Researcher

About Us

Technische Universität Braunschweig stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, dedicated teaching, multi-layered networking with our partners in science, industry and society, and intensive international cooperation projects. Our core research fields are mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology and the city of the future. By pooling our research activities in these areas, we can make significant contributions to overcoming major societal challenges. Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. With more than 20,000 students and 3,700 staff members, we are the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch as well as a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.

About the Role

Technische Universität Braunschweig is seeking to appoint a Junior Research Group Leader (d/f/m) Sustainable Cites: Urban Flows and Production (up to TV-L E14; fulltime; as soon as possible). The Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) is seeking to appoint a personality with pronounced interdisciplinary competence to lead a Junior Research Group (JRG) on sustainable cities with a successfully proven scientific background of either production engineering, architecture/urban planning, or related subjects. The JRG will be jointly hosted by the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology and the Institute of Sustainable Urbanism. The future JRG leader will have strong international networks and will contribute actively through research to strengthening the activities and external visibility of the core research area Future City and of TU Braunschweig. The JRG aims at advancing interdisciplinary methods of the development, analysis, evaluation and planning of urban flows in mirror of urban production. In the group, techniques for production and sustainability assessment, urban design and planning, and mobility in future cities and agglomerations will be at the focus, based on leading-edge research in the fields of production engineering and architecture/urban planning. The JRG leader has a data driven and model-oriented mindset, a scientific background and interest in urban production, in the field of sustainable urban planning and/or production engineering. To build up the JRG two full-time phd positions will be supported pursuing the interdisciplinary integration and modeling of the material and immaterial flows in the urban system of energy, materials and information to identify synergies of urban processes. The field of application and objective is the development of methods and tools to integrate data on innovative systems and technologies for sustainable urban development and production. Applicants with a core competence in the field of either production engineering, architecture/urban planning, or related subjects are invited to apply. The position (up to TV-L E14; fulltime) is initially appointed for an up to 4-year period. The completion of the doctorate may not be completed more than 6 years ago. The post holder should also fulfill the following criteria: - Outstanding scientific qualification and research achievements for the position to be filled - Ability to obtain and to lead cooperative interdisciplinary research projects and acquire third-party funding - International research experience incl. international research stays - Participation in international networks and strong research communication skills - Willingness to actively participate in faculty and core research area affairs and committees - Ability to work in and lead a team and social competence - Commitment to the strategic development of the research group and core research area

What We Offer

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Applications from international scientists are welcome. A part-time appointment may be possible on request. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates. Personal data will be stored in connection with the recruitment and hiring process. Application costs including travel expenses cannot be reimbursed. Please understand that applications can only be returned against a self-addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope.

International Candidates

This job is available for international candidates.