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The University of Rostock offers a diverse, varied and demanding job in a tradition-conscious, yet innovative, modern and family-friendly university in a lively city by the sea.

At the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Chair of Solid Construction, subject to budgetary provisions, we are filling the following position at the earliest possible date on a temporary basis for a period of 3 years:

Research Assistant (m/f/d) Postdoc

Start date

at the earliest possible date

Working hours

full-time with 40 hours


pay group 13 TV-L

Location Rostock
Tender number
W 67/2024

limited for a period of 3 years

Application time 2024-07-14

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information:

HR department

Mrs Kristin Paul

Phone number: 0381/498-1330


Chair of Solid Construction:

Mr Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Spyridis

Phone number: 0381/498-3540



  • research in the field of structural engineering - particularly on sustainability and resilience of concrete infrastructure - with the aim of scientific qualification (habilitation)
  • academic teaching to the extent of approx. 4 hours per week (SWS) in the form of teaching and exercise courses in the field of structural and construction engineering (tentatively composite structures and repair & strengthening of concrete structures), whereby the focus is on the research-based transfer of specialist knowledge and skills to students and the students are primarily to be instructed to work independently scientifically through the scientific design of the teaching
  • working on research and other third-party funded projects and participating in the application process for research projects
  • undertaking scientific organisational tasks
  • publishing research results


  • completed scientific university degree (state examination, diploma, master's or comparable degree) in civil engineering or a related engineering or applied natural sciences
  • completed or nearing completion doctorate in the field of structural engineering or similar/relevant sciences
  • scientific expertise in the following area, proven through scientific publications in indexed/refereed journals or compendiums:
    • innovative structural assessment methods for robustness and reliability under severe events, with emphasis on concrete infrastructures in maritime areas and/or underground
  • experience in the preparation of research proposals and in the acquisition of third-party funding
  • experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable
    • Digital methods and automations in civil engineering (e.g. modular or robotised construction, artificial intelligence, computational statistics and machine learning in conjunction with non-linear FE modelling
    • Quantification of risk and quality under uncertainty
    • Sustainable structural repairs and upgrades for service life extension
  • experience and willingness to teach and, in connection with this, a good command of German and English in writing and speaking
  • willingness to achieve, ability to work in a team and confident demeanour, independent and proactive way of working
  • willingness to work with commitment and dedication towards the realisation of own scientific qualification


Equal opportunities are important to us. We welcome applications from suitable severely disabled people or people with equal opportunities. We aim to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore encourage suitably qualified women to apply. We welcome applications from people of other nationalities or with a migration background.


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