Our educational mission implies a permanent change in the staff. Correspondingly, we are constantly looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates. Graduates with a degree in engineering, mathematical, physical or geosciences and outstanding academic records are kindly invited to submit their application.
We are aiming at addressing societal and industrial challenges, at finding creative solutions to relevant tasks and at understanding physical phenomena related to our tasks. We ensure the international dissemination of our findings by publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
We aim at significantly contributing to the technological development in our area of expertise and thus focus on topics in which we can take a leading role in Europe or even at a global scale. This requires a constant interaction with the best colleagues from all over the world.
Collaboration and early responsibility
We work with a small core-team of internationally recognized scientists. Moreover, we promote young researchers in their work and encourage them to take responsibility within projects at a very early stage. We want to capitalize on everyone’s creativity and commitment at all times.
Excellent candidates are welcome for internships during their studies. We also provide the possibility to write a Bachelor or Master thesis at the Institute. Most young researchers who join the Institute after their Master thesis develop their career with a PhD thesis. We promote such initiatives by ensuring a tight coaching and by organising the continuity in the projects in the best manner possible.
We collaborate with many universities, scientific organisations, and companies in Germany and abroad. We regularly attend international conferences and as mentioned publish our work in peer-reviewed journals. Our participation in standardization is an important element for supporting the transfer of our results into industry.
Project management as a key competence
Shaping major lines of technological developments requires leadership. We developed the skills of project management by encouraging young colleagues, primarily post-Docs, in participating in the educational program of “Project Management International.” Besides becoming acquainted with project management, they build their network while leading a major project and furthermore obtain a title, which is highly recognized by industry. In 2014 the Institute’s Alert4All team was nominated for the GPM German Project Excellence Award.