For aroud 15 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 37 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. 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 Research Associate Drivetrain and Automation Technology

 Reference Number 03/F3/24

German TV-L pay scale level EG 11 | fixed-term contract for 3 years according to § 14 Abs.1 S.2 Nr.3 (TzBfG) | full-time


  • 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


  • You have a very good degree (Bachelor or equivalent) 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, as well as 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)


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.


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