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.

The Faculty of Technology and Bionics offers six Bachelor study programmes and two Master study programmes. These programmes teach bio-inspired solutions in the areas of materials, modern mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering and up to date topics in the area of economy and science communication. The Faculty provides modern facilities and laboratories for teaching and research. 1700 students from all around the world learn and work with practical orientation. Different student projects provide the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge in a hands-on way. The Faculty has different research projects, partly funded by third-party funds, partly intertwined with local and global industry. These projects give staff and students the opportunity to do modern research and to link the teaching closer to science. Researchers and teachers are supported by technical staff who supervise labs and workshops and take care of administrative issues.

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

Scientific Assistant in Thermodynamics and Prcoess Engineering

 Reference Number 03/F1/23

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


  • You will support teaching and research in the field of process engineering and thermodynamics, including the development of energy-optimised technical and bionic systems.
  • This includes supervising exercises and internships in our Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in English.
  • This includes the practical supervision of bachelor's and master's theses as well as projects at the interface between design and process engineering
  • You support the constructive adaptation of process engineering pilot plants and thermodynamic measuring equipment
  • You support the constructive adaptation of process engineering pilot plants and thermodynamic measuring equipment.
  • You develop and design flow and pressure measuring cells and connect optical measuring methods to existing equipment


  • Completed scientific university studies (master or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering
  • Confident handling of 2D and 3D-Cad design programs.
  • Proven plan - systematic ability to manage projects according to established methods of technical product design.
  • Experience in the preparation of hazard analyses is desirable
  • Practical knowledge in the competence-based development and implementation of teaching programmes
  • Open and communicative personality
  • Ability to work in a team and under pressure
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken German and English (B2 or better per CEFR)


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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