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RWTH Aachen University


With 30,000 students, 10,000 employees and its emphasis on innovative research, RWTH Aachen University is one of the leading universities of technology in Europe. Its teaching and research are characterised by a distinctly international, practice-orientated and interdisciplinary approach.


Junior Research Group Leader (TV L 15)

Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)


Applications are invited for a "Junior Research Group Leader" position. Generous funding for Ph.D. students is secured through a grant by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Association). A parallel appointment as "Junior Professor" is possible at a suitable department of the RWTH Aachen University. The position has a tenure-track option and is comparable with U.S.A. tenure-track assistant professorships. The teaching duties are relatively small. The position is paid according to the German civil service TV-L 15 scale including standard benefits. The salary depends on experience and is competitive with similar positions in Europe. The beginning date for the position is as early as possible.


The successful candidate is expected to set up an independent research program supported by internal and external funding. A doctoral degree in the broad field of computational engineering science and a strong research record is required. Additionally, 1 to 4 years of postdoctoral experience are desired as well as substantial experience outside Germany. The ideal candidate should work in an area complementary to the existing groups. Knowledge of German is not required.


The AICES graduate school was established under the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments to promote novel research and training in the field of computational engineering science. The school is a collaboration of 15 university institutes, the Research Centre Jülich, and the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research. AICES organizes the doctoral education of approximately 100 students, as well as about 10 independent junior research groups. AICES provides excellent computational facilities and a dynamic service team. English is the working language in AICES.


Application material should include a personal statement including research and teaching interests, CV, list of publications, contact information for at least 3 references, and funding history.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged. Please send unlocked pdf documents to:

   [log in to unmask].

If electronic application is not possible, please send the application material to:

   Junior Research Group Leader Search

   AICES, RWTH Aachen University

   Pauwelsstr. 12, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Applications will be considered starting Nov 1, 2008, until the position is filled. For further information, please contact:

    Dr. Nicole Faber, [log in to unmask] Tel. +49-241-80-28491.

Applications from women are particularly welcome; in case of equal suitability, ability and professional achievement, female candidates will be given preference. We refer to §8 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Equal Opportunity Act. We welcome applications from persons with disabilities.