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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Chem­nitz - Pro­fes­sur Rege­lungs­tech­nik und Sys­tem­dy­na­mik

Research Asso­ci­ate (m/w/d)

2 pos­i­tions start­ing Septem­ber 1st 2023 lim­ited for one year (100 %, salary group 13 TV-L)
con­di­tional upon the pro­vi­sion and approval of third-party fund­ing

Working field:

Research pro­ject:

In order to ensure the food sup­ply of the world's pop­u­la­tion in the face of lim­ited nat­ural resources and increas­ingly occur­ring weather extremes affect­ing har­vests, it is essen­tial to fur­ther develop cul­tiv­a­tion meth­ods to improve their resource and energy usage and effi­ciency. The aim of the research pro­ject (with indus­trial par­ti­cip­a­tion) is the optimal feed­back con­trol of the growth of agri­cul­tural plants and their com­plex dynamic inter­ac­tions with the pro­duc­tion con­di­tions (e.g. atmo­sphere, light spec­tra, nutri­ent solu­tions, humid­ity, ...) in a con­trolled pro­duc­tion envir­on­ment. For this pur­pose, model- and data-based pre­dict­ive con­trols will be developed and tested in real exper­i­ments, among oth­ers. Arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence meth­ods will be used to pre­dict qual­ity para­met­ers etc.

Tasks include:
  • plan­ning and eval­u­ation of test series on growth pro­cesses in con­trolled pro­duc­tion envir­on­ments
  • mod­el­ing and ana­lysis under dif­fer­ent pro­duc­tion con­di­tions
  • devel­op­ment of model- and data-based con­trol meth­ods includ­ing the­or­et­ical ana­lyses of the prop­er­ties of these meth­ods
  • applic­a­tion and devel­op­ment of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence meth­ods for fore­cast­ing and pre­dic­tion
  • pub­lic­a­tions of research res­ults in inter­na­tional journ­als and present­a­tions at inter­na­tional con­fer­ences
  • car­ry­ing out internal pro­fess­or­ship tasks as well as the super­vi­sion of stu­dents in the pro­ject
The tasks will also depend on the indi­vidual interests and the over­all com­pos­i­tion of the pro­ject team.


  • com­pleted sci­entific uni­versity degree in the field of cyber­net­ics, biosys­tems or pro­cess engin­eer­ing, applied math­em­at­ics, con­trol and auto­ma­tion engin­eer­ing, com­puter sci­ence or com­par­able dis­cip­lines, which opens access to the cor­res­pond­ing qual­i­fic­a­tion level
  • advant­age­ous are: Good know­ledge in con­trol engin­eer­ing and mod­el­ing of bio­lo­gical sys­tems as well as in the field of machine learn­ing and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence
  • very good com­mand of writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish

What we offer:

  • excit­ing, chal­len­ging and vary­ing tasks in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary team
  • the pos­sib­il­ity of obtain­ing a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) degree or other sci­entific qual­i­fic­a­tions (for postdocs)
  • the pos­sib­il­ity to work on fur­ther and ver­sat­ile research top­ics of the chair
  • mod­ern office and labor­at­ory equip­ment
  • an exper­i­enced and com­mit­ted team in a fam­ily-ori­ented and col­legial work­ing envir­on­ment

How to apply:

If you have any ques­tions regard­ing the advert­ised pos­i­tion, please con­tact Prof. Stefan Streif (see email address below). Inform­at­ive applic­a­tions should be sent elec­tron­ic­ally (prefer­ably only one PDF file) under the keyword "241031_CEA" with the usual doc­u­ments until April 24th 2023 to the fol­low­ing address:
Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Chem­nitz, Pro­fes­sur Regel­ung­s­tech­nik und Sys­tem­dy­namik, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan, Streif, 09107 Chem­nitz,

Notes: The pos­i­tion will be occu­pied con­di­tional upon the pro­vi­sion and approval of third-party fund­ing by the third-party fund­ing pro­vider. The tem­por­ary employ­ment is in accord­ance with the reg­u­la­tions of the Wis­senschaft­szeitver­trags­ge­setz (Wis­sZeitVG) and the Säch­s­isches Hoch­schul­freiheits­ge­setz (Säch­sHSFG) as amended. Selec­tion is based on suit­ab­il­ity, qual­i­fic­a­tion and pro­fes­sional per­form­ance. Chem­nitz Uni­versity of Tech­no­logy endeavors to par­tic­u­larly pro­mote women and there­fore expressly asks qual­i­fied women to apply. In the case of equal suit­ab­il­ity, severely dis­abled per­sons or per­sons of equal status will be given pri­or­ity in accord­ance with SGB IX. In prin­ciple, the job is also suit­able for part-time employ­ment. Applic­a­tions will be reviewed to determ­ine whether part-time employ­ment is pos­sible.
You will use your research res­ults for sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and your own qual­i­fic­a­tion. This is a pos­i­tion for fur­ther sci­entific qual­i­fic­a­tion.
You must meet the require­ments for employ­ment accord­ing to § 71 Säch­sHSFG.
Please refrain from send­ing ori­ginal doc­u­ments, as your writ­ten doc­u­ments will not be returned, but des­troyed in com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions. If you would like them to be returned, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envel­ope with your applic­a­tion.
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