Junior Research Group Lead Positions (m/f/d) in the Cluster of Excellence SE²A - Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation (EXC 2163)
(EG 14 TV-L, 100%, 4 years, for the next possible date)
TU Braunschweig has defined one of its core research areas to create safe, efficient and sustainable mobility for the future (https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/en/mobility-1). In aviation research, we follow an interdisciplinary research concept, jointly with DLR and Leibniz University Hannover, within the Cluster of Excellence “SE²A - Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation” (EXC 2163). The Cluster defines scientific and technological foundations for a sustainable future global air transport system to meet the mobility demands. It defines solutions for transformation needs of the air transport system by introducing new aircraft technologies, new energy storage and conversion approaches, and fundamental evaluations of the overall aviation system (https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/en/se2a).
The Cluster of Excellence is structured into the three core research areas, namely “Assessment of the Air Transport System”, focusing on Operations Research, technology assessment and life cycle analysis, “Flight Physics and Vehicle Systems” for new aircraft technologies in flight physics and aircraft structures, and “Energy Storage and Conversion”, focusing on vehicle energy storage and conversion systems and full- and hybrid-electric aircraft drive systems. The Cluster has established Junior Research Groups (JRG) as an effective means to generate effective thrusts in critical research fields. We therefore search for JRG leads with a doctoral degree and a strong research background in their respective fields for the next possible date.
The following JRG shall be established:
The JRG will be comprised of the lead and 2 doctoral candidates, funded initially for 4 years as part of the overall project.
Please send a complete written application in English as a single PDF file to: se2a(at)tu-braunschweig.de.
Applications have to consist of a cover letter (statement of purpose, including your motivation), your idea of methodical and contextual contribution to the project (length about two pages), full CV, academic certificates and transcripts (bachelor, master, and PhD), and other supporting certificates.
Please check our website www.tu-braunschweig.de/se2a for further details and detailed description of the available positions linked to the JRG topics. Please specify in your application which JRG you are applying for. We thank all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The deadline for submitting applications is the 31st of May 2022.
In order to be eligible, candidates must hold, beside a completed scientific higher education (master, university diploma), a PhD and are expected to have an excellent record of publications in good venues in their fields, international exposure and have participated in competitive research projects.
We offer a fixed-term full-time contract with an average weekly working time of 39.8 hours for a period of up to four years. The payment will be according to task assignment and fulfillment of personal requirements up to salary group 14 TV-L.. Contracts include health, retirement and unemployment benefits.
About the employer
In Cluster of Excellence SE²A we appreciate a team-oriented and communicative style of work. Gender Equality is an important factor for us. At TU Braunschweig and Leibniz University Hannover, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. We support all our academics in their scientific and personality development and we offer a family-friendly workplace. Applications from international scientists are welcome. International applicants may have to successfully complete a visa process before hiring can take place. Severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. Please attach a form of evidence of your handicap to your application. Your personal data will be saved for the application procedures. Application costs cannot be reimbursed.
Doris Pester, Dr.
CEO / Scientific Coordination
+49 531 391-66663
International Female Research Internship Program
The International Female Research Internship Program is an initiative aimed at increasing the number of female researchers in the research cluster and within the German scientific community. It is open to female academics from abroad at the very beginning of their career after graduation with a master`s degree who are interested in experiencing firsthand the research environment at one of the institutions of the SE²A cluster. Good command of either English or German is required.
Participants will work for six months on a research project defined by the hosting institute. Pay is based on half-time employment on a TVL E13 position (approx. 1200 € per month after deductions).
Beside the scientific work, the program also offers the opportunity to partake in intensive German language courses, which are paid for by the hosting institute. After completing the research internship, succesful participants are expected to have accumulated sufficient research experience and German language skills to become eligible as doctoral researchers within the SE²A cluster.
Please apply directly to the contact in the respective project proposal below. The offers are aimed at female international graduates in relevant fields of study, especially engineering sciences:
- Cover Letter (motivation)
- Curriculum Vitae including complete address, phone number, email address, educational background, language skills, and work experience
- Copies of bachelor and master diploma and transcript of grades in original language and in English or German translation
- German or English language certificates, where applicable
- All documents should be in PDF format, preferably in a single file. Personal data and documents relating to the application process will be stored electronically.
The entry date is as soon as possible, and the duration of employment is limited to 6 months. The position is part-time with 50% of the regular weekly working time (currently 19,9h). Ongoing applications are possible until all positions are filled.
The payment is made according to task assignment and fulfillment of personal requirements to salary group EG 13 TV-L. International applicants may have to successfully complete a visa process before hiring can take place. Candidates with handicaps will be preferred if equally qualified. Please enclose a proof. The position is part of the SE²A International Female Programme, so only applications by female graduates of non-German universities are possible.
All documents should be in PDF format, preferably in a single file. Personal data and documents relating to the application process will be stored electronically. Please note that application costs cannot be refunded.
When planning your stay, please note the information for incoming students and the current Covid-19 regulations provided by the institution of destination:
Leibniz University Hanover
Svenja Bartels, M.Sc.
SE²A Scientific Coordinator
+49 531 391-66662
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