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Research Assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - Steel and Composite Structure

University of Kassel, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

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Full-time position. This is a fixed term-position of 20 months (§ 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG).



A research position is available for the project "Pagoda System for earthquake protection of slender structures". This project is cooperation with the Institute of Engineering Mechanics (IEM), Beijing, China. The successful candidate shall develop the control for such systems under seismic actions, design a specimen to be tested on a shaking table at the IEM, and perform numerical simulations on buildings for possible applications of the Pagoda System.



A Master in structural engineering or equivalent, experience with numerical simulation of structures, especially under earthquakes, knowledge about structural control under seismic action, programming experience.

Advanced English (communication, writing)


Familiarity with high-level research in earthquake engineering in China and knowledge of the Chinese language are desired.


For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Dorka, Tel.: 0561-804-2667, E-Mail: dorka[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, at your disposal.


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The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the position number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de,quoting the applicable reference number in the subject.