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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - DRe­se­arch Trai­ning Group "Con­du­cive Design of Cyber-Phy­si­cal Pro­duc­tion Sys­tems (CD-CPPS)" (GRK 2323)

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

10 Rese­arch Asso­cia­tes / PhD posi­ti­ons

The Rese­arch Trai­ning Group "Con­du­cive Design of Cyber-Phy­si­cal Pro­duc­tion Sys­tems (CD-CPPS)" (GRK 2323) fun­ded by the Deut­sche For­schungs­ge­mein­schaft (DFG) wel­co­mes app­li­ca­ti­ons for up to 10 Rese­arch Asso­cia­tes / PhD posi­ti­ons (sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L) for a three-year struc­tu­red pro­gram. Start of the pro­gram will be Sep­tem­ber 3rd, 2018 and the end August 31st, 2021. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion aims at obtai­ning fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Work­ing field:

The sci­en­ti­fic goal of the GRK is to cont­ri­bute insights on how the con­du­cive design of CPPS influ­en­ces com­pe­ten­cies, health and trust of human ope­ra­tors. Towards that end, the inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch team com­bi­nes and adapts theo­re­ti­cal con­cepts that so far have only been con­side­red wit­hin the boun­da­ries of rela­tively inde­pen­dent rese­arch tra­di­ti­ons. It will deve­lop new methods and eva­luate them in pro­to­ty­pi­cal sys­tems to pro­vide an empi­ri­cal basis for deri­ving sui­ta­ble inter­ven­ti­ons in two app­li­ca­tion domains for CPPS: modu­lar che­mi­cal plants in pro­cess indus­tries and mobile agri­cul­tu­ral sys­tems.
The GRK is orga­nised in three clo­sely lin­ked the­ma­tic clus­ters with mul­ti­ple metho­do­lo­gi­cal over­lap:
(A) adap­ta­tion stra­te­gies for chan­ge­a­bi­lity.
(B) deve­lop­ment and main­ten­ance of com­pe­ten­cies.
(C) assess­ment and eva­lua­tion of human sta­tes

Require­ments:

We aim at attrac­ting the best talents in the respec­tive rese­arch field and expect the fol­lo­wing: an over­all above-aver­age uni­ver­sity degree (mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in engi­nee­ring, com­pu­ter sci­ence, ergo­no­mics, psy­cho­logy or rela­ted fields with a clear focus on human fac­tors or human-tech­no­logy inter­ac­tion; advan­ced Eng­lish lan­guage skills (writ­ten & spo­ken). Bey­ond the pas­sion for and expe­ri­ence in rese­arch, we expect the active par­ti­ci­pa­tion in the GRK and the rea­di­ness to take the extra step of an inter­di­sci­pli­nary approach towards a PhD. The par­ti­ci­pa­tion in the teaching pro­gram is man­da­tory.

What we of­fer:

A teach­ing pro­gram accom­pan­ies the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research strategy. It cov­ers the dif­fer­ent dis­cip­lines, both by lec­tures and by prac­tical classes. In addi­tion, work­shops allow the par­ti­cipants to inter­act and net­work. Each pro­ject has two super­visors from dif­fer­ent dis­cip­lines.

How to ap­ply:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion about the dif­fer­ent PhD pos­i­tions and the involved sci­ent­ists please visit the homepage of the GRK 2323, https://tu-dresden.de/ing/forschung/grk2323 or con­tact: Prof. Leon Urbas (GRK 2323 Spokes­per­son), E-Mail: cd-cpps@mailbox.tu-dresden.de.
Applic­a­tion Pro­ced­ure
Inter­ested applic­ants should include the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments: motiv­a­tion let­ter, which states your interests and why you want to become part of the RTG, which pro­ject you choose and why you think you would fit into this pro­ject; cur­riculum vitae, includ­ing list of pub­lic­a­tions; degree cer­ti­fic­ates (includ­ing Abitur, or equi­val­ent); work sample, e.g. an abstract (max­imum 2 pages) of your dip­loma or mas­ter thesis or a pub­lic­a­tion. The applic­a­tion should be sub­mit­ted prefer­ably via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by send­ing it as a single pdf doc­u­ment to the Sec­ret­ary of the GRK 2323 christin.haupt@tu-dresden.de or altern­at­ively by post to:

TU Dresden
GRK 2323
Prof. Urbas
Helm­holtz­str. 10
01069 Dresden

Applic­a­tion dead­line is June 18th 2018 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies). Short­l­is­ted can­did­ates will be invited to Dresden in July 2018 to an assess­ment cen­ter. Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attend­ing inter­views can­not be reim­bursed.