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Research associate (EG 13 TV-H) - in the field of numerical mechanics

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Institute of Mechanics - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anton Matzenmiller - temporary, full-time (currently 40 hours per week)

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The position is limited until 30.04.2021 within the scope of the third-party funded project "Experimental and numerical investigation of the damping properties of bonded structures under dynamic loading" (§ 2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG). The possibility for doctoral studies is given.



  • Coordination and independent processing of the research project
  • FEM-modeling of technological samples and components and calculation of the vibration behavior
  • Programming of the extended material models into a FEM program
  • Publication of research results in scientific journals
  • Presentation and discussion of the research results at technical committees and conferences
  • Participation in conferences



  • University degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, civil engineering, physics or technomathematics completed with at least good grades.


Advantageous are:

  • previous knowledge in finite element method (FEM) and engineering dynamics as well as material theory
  • thorough and independent way of working
  • high degree of organizational skills
  • very good presentation and written reporting skills
  • experience in the use of the program LS-DYNA


For further inquiries please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Matzenmiller, Tel.: 0561 804-2044, E-Mail: post-structure[at]uni-kassel[dot]deis at your disposal.


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In the interest of equal opportunity, the University of Kassel strives to offer women and men the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. The aim is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if they are equally qualified and qualified. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please submit only copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in compliance with data protection regulations. Applications with informative documents should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]deor .