HiWi-job at the Department of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology


The Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology in RWTH Aachen is one of the research leaders in Germany in various aspects of experimental and computational rock mechanics and rock engineering with a strong focus on applied topics. Research areas range from underground excavation, induced seismicity, rock slope stability and landslide dynamics to nuclear waste repositories, hydropower dam construction and deep geothermal reservoir development. Our research addresses many topics of high societal relevance and on various scales. The wide range of collaborations - from national and international universities to government agencies to private stakeholders - reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the engineering geosciences. The dynamic and international team of the department is a vibrant environment for the development of prospective, innovative research ideas.

To support one of our running projects on the characterization of a host rock for nuclear waste in the laboratory, we are looking for a student assistant with the following requirements:

  • Independent, reliable, flexible and committed person
  • Ability to work and communicate in German and English
  • Previous knowledge in electronics and/or mechanics
  • Previous knowledge in computer programming
  • Currently studying one of the following topics in a BSc or MSc level: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering or geotechnical engineering
  • Support for experimental activities in the laboratory

The position is to be filled as soon as possible for a minimum duration of three months. The regular weekly working time is eight hours. The classification is based on the guidelines for student and research assistants.

Applications are to be sent electronically by e-mail to Dr. Reza Jalali: jalali@lih.rwth-aachen.de.

RWTH is certified as a family-friendly university. The job posting is aimed at all genders.

We particularly want to promote the careers of women at RWTH Aachen University and are therefore looking forward to applicants. Women with the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance are given priority, provided that they are underrepresented in the organizational unit and unless the reasons for a competitor predominate.

Applications from suitable severely disabled people are expressly welcome.

Information on the collection of personal data in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found at http://www.rwth-aachen.de/dsgvo-information-bewerbung