Offer 200 out of 526 from 25/05/23, 11:13


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty V - Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management / Chair of Knowledge Dynamics in the Engineering Sciences

The Berlin Ethics Lab is looking for a new PhD candidate who will contribute to the further development of the Berlin Ethics Certificate. In our multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary teaching formats, students aquire and learn about reflective competencies, integrated ethics and the possibilities of shaping responsible futures through project-based teaching.
The Berlin Ethics Lab is part of the bridging professorship "Knowledge Dynamics and Sustainability in the Technical Sciences" at TU Berlin and brings together researchers from different disciplines to jointly combine philosophical reflection with technical questions. Research focuses on 1. philosophy of science, philosophy of design and technology, 2. ethics of new technologies as well as technology assessment, 3. design research and theory, and 4. philosophy of inter- and transdisciplinarity.

Research assistant - 0.5 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

under the reserve that funds are granted

Working field:

Participation in the further development, testing and establishment of teaching formats within the framework of the Berlin Ethics Certificate (BEC) at the TU Berlin, funded by the Berlin University Alliance. This includes:
  • participation in one of the research foci of the department through research, lecture, and publication activities.
  • participation in the preparation and implementation of conferences
  • conception, testing, iteration and scientific monitoring of courses within the framework of the BEC with a focus on project-oriented teaching
  • supervision of Bachelor and Master students
  • participation in the teaching of the department in accordance with LVVO

further information:


  • successfully completed academic university studies (Master, Diploma or equivalent) with a focus on the philosophy of science and technology.
  • knowledge in the philosophy of design and design research, philosophy of technology, philosophy of science, or/and philosophy of interdisciplinarity advantageous
  • interdisciplinary study profile advantageous
  • enjoyment of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • ability to work in a team and a high degree of independence
  • didactic aptitude and commitment to teaching
  • very good knowledge of German and/or English required; willingness to learn the respective missing language skills

How to apply:

For inquiries about the position, please contact Alexandra Kljagin ( or Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon (

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, excerpt of the master's thesis as well as a term paper, short synopsis of the planned doctoral thesis, references, and possible starting date) exclusively by e-mail bundled in one PDF document to Marine Lhuillier-Kühnelt (

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin, Fakultät V, Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb, FG Wissensdynamik und Nachhaltigkeit in den Technikwissenschaften, Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon, Sekr. PTZ 10, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587 Berlin