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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Ein­stein Cen­ter Digi­tal Future

Research Assist­ant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted - part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

This is primar­ily a sci­entific pos­i­tion in the chair of Inter­net of Things for Smart Build­ings. In par­tic­u­lar, this includes work­ing on a research pro­ject of the Ger­man Research Found­a­tion (DFG) on optim­iz­a­tion-based approaches to con­trol engin­eer­ing. Inde­pend­ent research work is to be car­ried out in the fields of robust model pre­dict­ive con­trol, machine learn­ing, numer­ical optim­iz­a­tion, sys­tem iden­ti­fic­a­tion and related areas. This research work includes the devel­op­ment of new the­or­et­ical approaches as well as their imple­ment­a­tion and pub­lic­a­tion in sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions. The pos­i­tion includes the option to pre­pare a PhD thesis in the men­tioned research areas.


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter or equi­val­ent) in Engin­eer­ing with a focus on auto­ma­tion, con­trol, numer­ical optim­iz­a­tion or related areas.
  • Exper­i­ence in at least one of the research areas: model pre­dict­ive con­trol, numer­ical optim­iz­a­tion, machine learn­ing.
  • Exper­i­ence in mod­el­ing and sim­u­la­tion of build­ing sys­tems.
  • Good pro­gram­ming skills and exper­i­ence in devel­op­ing sim­u­la­tion stud­ies with Python.
Addi­tional Require­ments:
  • Pas­sion for new tech­no­lo­gies and devel­op­ment of open source code.
  • Excel­lent organ­iz­a­tional and com­mu­nic­a­tion skills.
  • Very good writ­ten and oral lan­guage skills in Eng­lish (at least C1) and Ger­man (at least B2).
  • Will­ing­ness to con­duct inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments prefer­ably by email to or in writ­ing to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät IV, Insti­tut für Telekom­munika­tionssysteme, Inter­net of Things for Smart Build­ings, Prof. Dr. Ser­gio Lucia, Sekr. EN 17, Ein­steinufer 17, 10587 Ber­lin.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.