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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Rese­arch Trai­ning Group “Inter­ac­tive Fiber Rub­ber Com­po­si­tes” (GRK 2430)

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

9 Rese­arch Asso­cia­tes / PhD Stu­dents

The Rese­arch Trai­ning Group “Inter­ac­tive Fiber Rub­ber Com­po­si­tes” (GRK 2430), fun­ded by the Deut­sche For­schungs­ge­mein­schaft (DFG), wel­co­mes app­li­ca­ti­ons for up to 9 posi­ti­ons as
Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent
(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L) star­ting Novem­ber 1, 2021, sub­ject to resour­ces being avail­able, limi­ted until 31.10.2024. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG). The posi­tion aims at obtai­ning fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD). This major pro­ject is focu­sed on basic rese­arch and will be com­ple­ted in col­la­bo­ra­tion with the Leib­nitz-Insti­tut für Poly­mer­for­schung Dres­den e. V..

Work­ing field:

  • obtain­ing inde­pend­ent and cooper­at­ive qual­i­fic­a­tion through sci­entific research within one of the PhD pro­jects offered by the Research Train­ing Group GRK 2430 (for more inform­a­tion, see
  • training in the sub­ject-spe­cific sci­entific and engin­eer­ing fields of the PhD pro­ject through lit­er­at­ure stud­ies and by fur­ther spe­cify­ing indi­vidual object­ives
  • Work­ing on the indi­vidual doc­toral pro­ject in close col­lab­or­a­tion with other GRK mem­bers (fel­low stu­dents and super­visors)
  • con­duct­ing exper­i­ments, draw­ing con­clu­sions and inter­pret­ing res­ults
  • shar­ing res­ults on an internal GRK exchange plat­form
  • elab­or­a­tion and present­a­tion of newly attained know­ledge in the respect­ive field of research
  • par­ti­cip­a­tion in lec­tures and work­shops accord­ing to the guidelines of the GRK agenda
  • sup­port­ing sci­entific gradu­ation theses (Bach­elor/Mas­ter/Dip­loma) within the respect­ive field of research
  • reg­u­lar report­ing on indi­vidual research pro­gress to the cor­res­pond­ing super­visors
  • pub­lish­ing of research res­ults in the form of indi­vidual or joint pub­lic­a­tions in sci­entific journ­als and at con­fer­ences
  • cooper­at­ive main­ten­ance of the exchange plat­form (data­base, inform­a­tion pages, etc.)
  • Sum­mar­iz­ing the indi­vidual research res­ults of the PhD pro­ject in the form of a dis­ser­ta­tion, sub­mit­ted within the time limit of 3 years.


  • very good or good uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, dip­loma or equi­val­ent) in one of the fol­low­ing areas: mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing (tex­tile tech­no­logy, meas­ure­ment tech­no­logy, ther­mo­dy­nam­ics, light­weight engin­eer­ing), elec­trical engin­eer­ing (sensors, actu­at­ors, auto­matic con­trol), mater­i­als sci­ence (elast­omer pro­cessing), chem­istry and phys­ics, or mod­el­ling and sim­u­la­tion in any of these areas.

We are seek­ing first-class gradu­ates with excel­lent expert­ise in the doc­toral sub­jects offered by the GRK, high inter­dis­cip­lin­ary desire to learn and cooper­ate, advanced oral and writ­ten Eng­lish com­mu­nic­a­tion skills and the abso­lute will­ing­ness to com­plete the dis­ser­ta­tion by the end of the three-year research period.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions from women are par­tic­u­larly wel­come. The same applies to people with dis­ab­il­it­ies. Applic­a­tions should be sub­mit­ted in Eng­lish and include the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments: motiv­a­tion let­ter stat­ing research interests and pre­ferred PhD pro­ject (fur­ther inform­a­tion:, cur­riculum vitae, degree cer­ti­fic­ates includ­ing lists of grades, recom­mend­a­tion let­ters, list of pub­lic­a­tions and, where appro­pri­ate copy of mas­ter thesis. Applic­a­tion doc­u­ments should be sub­mit­ted by July 30, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies), prefer­ably via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail Portal by send­ing it as a single pdf doc­u­ment to

or by mail to

TU Dresden
GRK 2430
Insti­tut für Tex­til­maschinen und Tex­tile Hoch­leis­tung­swerkstoff­tech­nik
Herrn Prof. Cherif
Helm­holtz­str. 10
01069 Dresden.

Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. The inter­views are prefer­ably con­duc­ted via web meet­ing. Expenses incurred in attend­ing an inter­view can­not be reim­bursed.

Ref­er­ence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­cessed, as well as fur­ther inform­a­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: