Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, offers an innovative and uniquely international environment with first-rate, interdisciplinary and predominantly English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In addition to excellence in teaching, we are also committed to excellence in applied research, particularly in the areas of engineering, technology and the natural and social sciences. The university is home to a student body of over 7,000 students from over 100 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences sits on the picturesque Lower Rhine between the industrial and economic hub of the Rhine-Ruhr region and the Netherlands. This idyllic, yet central location offers the perfect backdrop for families, as well as excellent connections to bustling metropolitan areas.

We are currently seeking to fill the following position in the Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Cleves Campus as soon as possible:

Reference number 03/F1/20

Research Associate in Drivetrain and Automation Technology German TV-L pay scale level EG 13, permanent contract, full-time

Your tasks

  • Conceptual design and optimization as well as organization and execution of exercises and practical trainings in the fields of drivetrain and automation technology as well as the basics of electrical and control engineering in our Bachelor’s and, if applicable, Master’s degree programs in consultation with the professors
  • Supervision of student projects and theses in the above-mentioned fields
  • Support in the maintenance and safety-related supervision of the laboratories and plants in the above-mentioned fields
  • Support of the professors in procurements
  • Support of research in the above-mentioned fields

Your profile

  • You have a very good master degree in electrical engineering (preferably in the fields “Electrical Machines and Drives” or “Automation Technology”) or closely related study courses
  • You have knowledge and experience with bus technologies (e.g. bus systems like Profibus, Canbus or Ethercat)
  • You have programming skills in high-level languages such as C or C++ and knowledge of applications such as Matlab/Simulink, Lab View or Twincat
  • You have experience with commissioning and troubleshooting technical systems, preferably in combination with further practical experience, switching authorizations or knowledge concerning the design of electrical systems
  • You work in a structured and independent manner
  • You have very good organizational and communication skills and you are a strong team player
  • You have good written and spoken German and English language skills (at least level B 2 according to CEFR, level B 1 if necessary in connection with a Learning Agreement to reach level B 2 within the probationary period)

We offer

  • A diverse range of interesting and challenging tasks
  • Work-life balance assistance for employees
  • Numerous opportunities for personal and professional development
  • All the advantages of working in public service in Germany (social benefits), including an annual holiday bonus, capital accumulation benefits, 30 days of paid leave, and a company pension scheme
  • Possibility of telework / home office
  • Employee health management programme


Part-time employment is also possible for this position.


Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

We look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline for applications: 10th July 2020

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