The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI, in Braunschweig, is looking for a highly motivated scientific research associate (Post-doc level) to join the Junior Research Group at the Center for Light and Environmentally Friendly Structures ZELUBA® to carry out research in the field of “Long-term bond behaviour and durability modelling of adhesive-bonded FRP-timber composite hybrid structures”.

What you can expect from us

In our department ZELUBA® the research activities focus on developing solutions for the building sectors. Our studies cover a wide spectrum like building materials and products, mechanical characterization, dynamics of structures, building physics, fire protection and numerical simulation. You will implement research and development projects and you are the contact person for our industry partners. Your colleagues are accustomed to teamwork. Your field of responsibility extends to the acquisition and processing of research projects and the comprehensive presentation of research results in peer-reviewed publications and at international conferences. In addition, you are capable of familiarizing yourself with current projects as well as developing your own research perspectives and transposing these into research and industrial projects.

About city of Braunschweig

Braunschweig, also called Brunswick in English, is a historical city in state of Lower Saxony, Germany, which is close to Hannover and Berlin. In Braunschweig you can enjoy the versatile offers of a historically-developed big city with the special charm of a vibrant city centre and green recreational oases. First documented in 1031, Braunschweig has developed since the 12th century under the strong influence of the Guelphs and the Hanseatic League. Today, Braunschweig is the largest town between Hanover and Berlin and has approx. 250,000 inhabitants. In the Lion City, a diverse cultural life with renowned museums, excellent theatre and concert events, art exhibitions and major sporting events awaits you. With its wide range of attractive shops and a multitude of restaurants, Braunschweig is also worth a visit as a popular shopping town. Today, Braunschweig is the second largest city in State of Lower Saxony and a major centre of scientific research and development.


What we expect from you

You have a university PhD degree in the field of civil engineering, material science, engineering science and mechanisms. Candidate with background in textile engineering and science will also be considered. In-depth knowledge in the fields of engineering science and mechanics, simulation, analytical modelling, and structural analysis at micro and macro-levels as well as mechanical characterization of (Fibre Reinforced Polymer) FRP-timber composite materials and structures is particularly desirable.

You are expected to carry out both fundamental- and applied-oriented research on the interfacial bond and durability modelling of adhesively bonded FRP-timber composite structures. You are expected to support and assist the Junior Research Group Leader with the project management and supervision of the graduate research assistant (PhD student level) in the respected field. A strong commitment to interdisciplinary research, the acquisition of major and collaborative R&D projects including fundamental and applied research is expected. The collaboration within the research group and the institute is essential.

We offer a work-life balance through flexible working hours and the provision of support regarding the compatibility of family and career. Furthermore, we also support dual-career couples and are a member of the Dual Career Network South-East Lower Saxony.

Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Please submit your application - online only - via the Link

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact: 

Junior Research Group Leader: Prof. Dr. Mr. Libo Yan 

Tel. + 49 (0) 531 120496-14

Kennziffer: WKI-2021-33                                        Bewerbungsfrist: 14.11.2021

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Anzeigenart Stellenangebot
Arbeitszeit Vollzeit
Vertragsart Befristete Anstellung
Berufliche Praxis mit Berufserfahrung
Aus- und Weiterbildung Abschluss Hochschule / Berufsakademie / Duales Studium
Berufskategorie Produktion, Forschung und Entwicklung / Forschung und Entwicklung
Arbeitsort Bienroder Weg 54 E, 38108 Braunschweig


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