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Research Assistant in Computational Mechanics at TU Darmstadt

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The newly established group for Cyber-physical Simulation at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt in Germany is offering a position for a
Research Assistant in Computational Mechanics.
Potential research areas include finite element methods, isogeometric analysis, design optimization, multi-scale & multi-physics, data-driven methods and additive manufacturing applications.

Starting date for this fully-funded PhD/doctoral position can be April 1, 2019, or later. The position is initially limited to 3 years and can be extended up to another 2 years.


Research in one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Development and application of numerical methods for structural and continuum mechanics (in particular, finite element methods and isogeometric analysis)
  • Modelling and simulation of multi-physics or multi-scale effects
  • Design, structural and topology optimization methods
  • Data-driven methods connecting computational mechanics and machine learning or artificial intelligence
  • Applications in additive manufacturing, e.g., multi-material 3D printing of functional materials and structures, 4D printing, meta-materials and lattice structures

Further tasks include mentoring of undergraduate students through tutorials, recitations and seminars, as well as assistance in research and teaching duties.


  • Completed degree (masters or diploma) in mechanical or computational engineering, applied mechanics, mathematics or computer science, or related fields
  • Very good fundamental training in mechanics and numerical methods
  • Basic knowledge or first research experience in computational mechanics, structural or continuum mechanics is an advantage
  • Good programming skills, preferably in C++, MATLAB and Python
  • Interest in scientific research and interdisciplinary work, structured working skills
  • Didactic skills (communication, motivation, creativity)
  • Very good command of English language

How to apply:

We are looking forward to receiving your application, which should include a meaningful cover letter, in which you highlight your motivation, qualifications and research interests, as well as your CV, certificates and transcripts of grades.
Please send your application documents electronically in a single PDF file and referencing the code no. 8 to Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Oliver Weeger, (from March 1, 2019: TU Darmstadt, FB 16 – FG FNB – AG CPS, Dolivostraße 15, 64293 Darmstadt).
Application deadline is January 31, 2019.

Further information:

Please find further information on the position in attached PDF file or on the career website of TU Darmstadt.
More information on Prof. Weeger's research can be found here:
Further information on doctoral studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is available on the department website.
Upon acceptance as a doctoral student, the successful candidate may also be affiliated with the Graduate School in Computational Engineering at TU Darmstadt.

Interested students who currently only possess a Bachelor degree may consider applying for the Master programs at TU Darmstadt in Mechanical Engineering, Computational Engineering, or Mechanics.

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