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Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg / Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP
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The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus- Senftenberg, invites applications for a

Professorship (W3) Polymer-based Lightweight Design

(Polymerbasierter Leichtbau)
and in personal union

a Manager

of the Research Department of Polymers and Composites PYCO
of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP
commencing at the earliest opportunity.
With its 8.200 Students, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) is the second largest as well as the only one technical university in Brandenburg with science based as well as application oriented courses.
In research and technology transfer the BTU focuses on collaboration with other universities, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as international major size companies operating on a worldwide basis.
A personality is sought-after which is able to represent and address the related scientific topics in research and teaching in the area of expertise "polymer materials" with respect to the following topics:
  • structure-property correlation of reactive resins
  • methodical combination of material development and process technology
  • thermoset-based lightweight design
  • technologies of environmentally sustainable composite materials
  • structured lightweight systems in polymer-, metal and composite design
  • numerical simulation of component behaviour in lightweight systems
The position is connected to the leadership of the research field "polymer materials and composites PYCO" of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, located in Teltow/Wildau including scientific and corporate controlling and development of the business unit within the "Fraunhofer Model" and within the overall strategy and policy of Fraunhofer. The implementation of collaborative projects between initial research and applied topics of the IAP research field is favoured.
The future holder of the position should represent the main topics in research and teaching as well as research- and technology management with regard to research funders and research partners in a competent way, and expand the strategic connections between the university and the Fraunhofer Institute. High scientific quality in research and development as well as the acquisition of research and development projects from government financed and industrial clients are expected. Competences in developing highly crosslinked polymers (reactive resins/thermoset systems) and composite materials for applications in all sectors, but in particular for traffic engineering (aerospace in particular), information and communication technology as well as equipment technology are required.
It is expected, that candidates have appropriate experience in managing large and interdisciplinary research groups, strategic planning, acquisition and execution of national and international high-volume research and development projects in different business areas as well as competences to enhance the efficiency of development processes and technology utilisation.
Industrial experience on a high responsibility level, experience in international working and teaching as well as in international projects and scientific-political networking is of advantage.
Varied projects with high practical relevance and high creative freedom are waiting for you in the fields of research.
For further information please contact the Dean Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sabine Weiß, Tel. 0049 355 / 69 2815, e-mail: sabine.weiss@b-tu.de.
Other duties result from the requirements set by § 42 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the State of Brandenburg - BbgHG) in conjunction with § 3 BbgHG.
Preconditions for recruitment in particular are a completed degree, pedagogical suitability, PhD and habilitation or the proof of equivalent scientific accomplishments.
Please refer to §§ 41 paragraph 1 No 1 - 4a and 43 BbgHG for further prerequisites and conditions of employment. Experience in the acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects is expected. Fields of research should be relevant for DFG (German Research Foundation) funding. Lectures are primarily to be held in German, fluency in English is expected.
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft strives to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and specifically encourages qualified female scientists to apply.
The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft follow a family-friendly personnel policy and offer flexible working hours and support to assure the compatibility of job and family. In addition, the dual career service of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg helps with the moving of the whole family.
Qualified applicants with disabilities will be given priority.
The application, including academic certificates, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as proof of teaching experience, should be sent by e-mail in a single pdf file with max. 7 MB until 09.11.2017 to:
e-mail: fakultaet3+bewerbungen@b-tu.de
Dekanin der Fakultät Maschinenbau, Elektro- und Energiesysteme
postal adress: BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, D-03013 Cottbus
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Closing date: 09.11.2017
Closing date: 9 November 2017 Published on academics.com on date 27 September 2017
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