As a university of excellence, the Technical University of Dresden (TUD) is one of the most powerful research institutions in Germany. Founded in 1828, it is now a globally focused, regionally anchored top university that aims to make innovative contributions to solving global challenges. In research and teaching, it combines engineering and natural sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine.

This nationwide outstanding diversity of subjects enables the university to promote interdisciplinarity and bring science into society. The TUD sees itself as a modern employer and wants to offer all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration attractive working conditions and thus promote, develop and integrate their potential.

The TUD stands for a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, appreciation, joy of innovation and participation. She understands diversity as k cultural self-awareness and quality criterion of a university of excellence. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to use their performance and personality to work with us and with us for the success of everyone.

At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Forestry Sciences, Institute for Forest Use and Forestry Technology, there is a position at the Professorship for Forest Use as of December 1st, 2023 scientific employee / doctoral student / postdoc (m/f/d) (if the personal requirements E 13 TV-L are met) for 3 years

(duration of employment according to WissZeitVG), with 50% of the regular weekly working hours and an increase for doctoral students by 25% of the regular weekly working hours or for postdocs by 50% of the regular weekly working hours until June 30, 2026, with the aim your own further scientific qualification (usually a doctorate/habilitation).

The compatibility of family and work is very important. The position is generally also suitable for part-time employees. Please note this request in your application.

The Chair of Forest Use conducts basic and application-oriented research along the forest-wood value chain. On the one hand, structure-property relationships of wood and plant cell walls are analyzed through anatomical, structural and mechanical investigations and the quality of the wood is examined.

On the other hand, innovative applications of wood are being promoted. The swelling and shrinking behavior of wood is used for a new type of self-forming process of complex shaped components and 3D printing with a high wood content is developed based on wood residues.

Tasks: Participation in research and teaching at the Chair of Forest Use: scientific research on topics and current projects of the Chair in coordination with your own research interests; Publication and presentation of research results; Participation in the preparation and implementation of courses (exercises, seminars, lectures, supervision of student work in German and English) in courses such as the bachelor’s degree in forestry and the master’s degree in forestry and wood technology and wood industry; Participation in academic self-administration and support of the administration of the professorship, including the administration of IT resources of the working group.

Requirements: scientific university degree, possibly a doctorate in forestry or a related subject, strong interest in the research fields of the professorship and in their further development, proven (depending on career stage) through previous achievements; team and communication skills; goal-oriented way of working; Fluent written and oral expression (level C1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German and English.

Experience in mechanical material testing, in dealing with programming languages ​​such as B. Matlab or Python as well as in teaching (depending on career stage) are an advantage.

We offer you: interesting and diverse work in a working group that is well networked nationally and internationally and conducts interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse research on wood. The group is characterized by high motivation as well as strong mutual support and appreciation. Supporting you in developing your own scientific profile and further training in teaching is important to us.

The TUD aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore expressly asks them to apply. The university is a certified family-friendly university and has a dual career service. Applications from severely disabled people are particularly welcome. If they are equally qualified, they will be given preferential treatment by law to those with equal status in accordance with SGB IX.

To apply: Please send your detailed application with the usual documents by November 8th, 2023 (the postmark of the central post office or the time stamp on the TUD email server applies), preferably via the SecureMail portal of the TU Dresden as a PDF document to or to: TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Institute for Forest Use and Forest Technology, Professorship for Forest Use, Prof. Markus Rueggeberg, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or your application documents will not be returned, please only submit copies. Performance costs will not be covered.
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Prof. Markus Rueggeberg
TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Institute for Forest Use and Forest Technology, Professorship for Forest Use

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