Research Assistant/Associate



Prof. Jakob Beetz


+49 241 8095235



Design Computation | CAAD

Our profile

The chair Design Computation is looking for an assistant professor (salary scale TV-L EG13) in the fields of Building Information Modelling and Architecture Informatics at the earliest convenience. In the European H2020 research project BIM4Ren new processes, OpenBIM data formats and the integration of legacy tools in service-oriented architectures for the support of energy efficient renovation of existing residential buildings are researched and developed. These will be tested and evaluated in case studies on renovation projects in Paris, San Sebastian and Venice). In the national research project "ILC - BIM-based information delivery checking" means for internationally harmonized specifications and checking of Information Exchange Requirements (EIR) within BIM Execution Plans (BEP) are investigated.

Research at the chair for Design Computation at the Department of Architecture of the RWTH Aachen University is focused on fundamental research and applications of digital processes, methods and tools based on interdisciplinary building information models (BIM) covering all life cycle stages in the built environment. This includes requirements engineering, the generation of parametric variations of baseline designs, the integration of e.g. energy simulations in iterative design and planning stages and the management of the broad range of heterogeneous information sources.

Your profile

MSc or similar university degree in the fields of computer science, architecture, civil engineering or other MINT subjects.

Strong interest in interdisciplinary research with national, European and international industry and academic partners in the fields of BIM, interoperability, Linked Data, Knowledge Engineering a.o.

Required knowledge in object-oriented modelling (UML, XML, EXPRESS etc) and programming (e.g C[++|#], Java, Python), CAD, computer graphics, VR

Existing knowledge in OpenBIM standards (IFC, IDM, bSDD, CityGML, gbXML etc.), service-oriented architectures (micro services, SOA, REST etc.) and/or building design and construction projects is beneficial

Strong interest in scientific work leading to a PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.)

Self-reliant and structured working skills

Willingness to teach in various degree programs desired

Strong communication skills (oral and written English, preferably also German) and willingness to work in an international, interdisciplinary team

Willingness for occasional international travels (conferences, project meetings)

Your responsibilities

Teamwork in international fundamental research projects

Publication and presentation of research results in scientific journals and conferences

Contributions to in teaching activities and organizational tasks at the chair

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a regular employee.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and limited to 3 years.
This is a full-time position. It is also available as part-time employment per request.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

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Application deadline:01.08.2019
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