The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 23.000 students. The university’s wide range of expertise covers subjects in the natural, applied, cultural and social sciences.

University of Kassel: In the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Structural Engineering -Geotechnical Engineering (Prof. Dr. -Ing. O. Reul), the following position is available with immediate effect:

Research Assistant (m/w/d), EG 13 TV-H, temporary, full-time (currently 40 hours per week)




as soon as possible

Kennziffer: 36549

The position is initially limited for 3 years with the possibility of extension for a further 2 years (qualification position according to § 72 HHG in conjunction with § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG). The possibility of obtaining a PhD is provided.


  • Participation in research and teaching in the field of geotechnical engineering
  • Independent work in a research area of geotechnical engineering


  • Completed course of academic study in civil engineering completed with good to very good results
  • Excellent knowledge of geotechnical engineering
  • Good to very good knowledge in the application of numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, especially FEM
  • Experience in conducting and evaluating soil mechanical laboratory tests
  • Good to very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • High level of commitment in supervising students
  • Particularly high motivation, independent working style and sense of responsibility. The required degree must be obtained by the recruitment date at the latest.

Advantageous are:

  • Good knowledge in the use of the FEM software ABAQUS, NUMGEO or Tochnog Professional.
  • Good knowledge of structural engineering
  • Knowledge of the bearing behaviour of foundations under cyclic and dynamic loading
  • Experience in conducting and evaluating geotechnical field and model tests

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. O. Reul, Tel.: +49 561 804-2631, E-Mail: o.reul(at)uni-kassel.de

Our Offer:

As an employee of the University of Kassel

  • you will be offered an interesting and diverse range of tasks within the framework of a modern and ambitious university,
  • you will be part of an interdisciplinary team with a good and collegial working atmosphere,
  • you will have the opportunity to participate in professional and interdisciplinary further education measures,
  • your workplace is centrally located in the city of Kassel with good public transport connections, which you can currently use for free.

In addition, you will benefit from the advantages of employment in the public service such as:

  • an additional company pension (VBL),
  • an optional child supplement in accordance with TV-Hessen, a family-friendly university (including childcare for emergencies),
  • an annual bonus
  • an entitlement to capital-accumulation benefits,
  • a promotion of voluntary commitment,
  • low-cost participation in university sports and a full range of fitness activities as part of Unifit, as well as workplace health management

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Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ.

In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form addressed to: The President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or via mail to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel.de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions). Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany quoting the applicable reference number.

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