Scientific activities / projects

Development and application of testing technology for complex traffic applications

Starting date

1 October 2019

Duration of contract

2 years


According to the German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Mobility has a high priority in our society. People want to reach their destination safely, comfortably and quickly. Goods must be transported cost-effectively over short and long distances. The consequences of mobility can be seen in environmental pollution, accidents and traffic jams, which increase with the ever-growing volume of traffic. These are the challenges we face at the Institute of Transportation Systems. We develop solutions for the safe and efficient mobility of the future.

The globalisation of the economy and the increasing need for mobility are leading to an enormous increase in the volume of traffic, which is mainly absorbed by roads. In order to counter this trend, the competitiveness of rail as a mode of transport must be increased. The key to this is the economic and efficient use of rail networks and technical and operational interoperability. In the context of railway automation, we conduct research into the development and application of innovative technologies, methods and concepts for the railway system. In this way, we contribute to operational, technical and economic optimisation. Our aim is to make rail transport safe, efficient and competitive and to promote European harmonisation.

Most accidents are caused by the driver's misconduct. Assistance systems can therefore sustainably increase safety and efficiency in road traffic. In the automotive context, we investigate driver behaviour, stress and accidents in order to derive requirements for driver assistance systems. Psychological and ergonomic findings are incorporated into the development of assistance functions within the context of DLR's entire technological background. They are implemented in such a way that they correspond to the skills and expectations of the driver. The implementation is checked in driving tests - in simulation and in real traffic.

Your qualifications:

  • completed university studies (master/diploma) in computer science or similar
  • knowledge of methods for the development of complex - also automated - programme Systems is an asset
  • good knowledge of current object-oriented programming languages is a plus
  • ideally, knowledge of simulation technologies and the field of embedded systems
  • skills in formally based procedures of system development are of advantage

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr. Hardi Hungar
Institute of Transportation Systems

Phone: +49 531 2953-142

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