For over ten years, the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Lower Rhine region of Germany has provided an innovative, interdisciplinary and international education to young minds from around the world. We offer a total of 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. Our scientifically-oriented degree programmes combine an applied academic approach with a broad international scope into a high-quality education that emphasises teaching and research with real-world relevance. 75% of our degree programmes are taught in English as well. Over 7,300 students from 122 different countries are currently pursuing their degree in our uniquely international and intercultural campus community. International collaboration is a strength of ours, seen and felt in our network of over 90 partner universities in 38 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is not only connected to the larger world, but also deeply rooted in its Dutch-German EUREGIO home as well.

Join our team and help strengthen our university in the faculty of Technology and Bionics, Kleve Campus, at the earliest possible date as a

Research Associate with focus on Production and Economics

 Reference Number 03/F1/22

German TV-L pay scale level EG 13 | permanent contract | full-time


  • You will support our professors by leading tutorials and practical courses in mechanical engineering (with a focus on production) and economics.
  • You will oversee experimental games in the aforementioned fields and be responsible for maintaining and servicing the related systems and equipment, as well as maintaining the software used.
  • You will organise and implement excursions for students.
  • You will support students working in our laboratories, e.g. with projects and thesis-related research.
  • You will contribute to research in the aforementioned fields.


  • You have a completed master’s degree or equivalent, with good marks, in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or a related field.
  • You are knowledgeable in the areas of fabrication technology, project and quality management, and production management.
  • You have working knowledge of business economics.
  • Due to the international nature of the Faculty of Technology and Bionics, you must have a good to excellent command of both German (B2) and English (C1).
  • Ideally, you are also knowledgeable in the areas of circular economies / sustainable production, or material flow analysis.
  • Programming skills or expertise in artificial intelligence are a plus.


Diversity | Internationality | Certified as a family-friendly university | Mobile working as well as home office | University sports | Active break | Collegial, open working atmosphere| Exciting and varied range of tasks | Personal responsibility and creative freedom | opportunities for personal and professional development

Part-time employment is also possible for this position.

The 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).

Please submit your application through the following link: and add the usual application documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications (possibly equivalence test/certificate recognition) and, if applicable, proof of severe disability in a single PDF file.

09 OCTOBER 2022

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