PhD Researcher at the Chair for Integrated Product Design (m/f/x) - 85%

Updated: 2 months ago

24.02.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the best universities in Europe. Top performance in research and teaching, interdisciplinarity and talent promotion are what set it apart. In addition, there are strong alliances with companies and with scientific institutions around the world. The Chair of Integrated Product Design is part of the TUM School of Engineering and Design (ED) and the Department of Architecture. Centrally located in the heart of Munich, we teach and research in the fields of integrated product design, creative space, and interior design. Our research focus is on the development, design, and investigation of spatial product-service systems with the aim of fostering creativity and supporting collaboration. To strengthen our team we offer the position of a PhD Researcher at the Chair for Integrated Product Design (m/f/x). (TV-L E13, part-time 85%)

Your tasks:
• Independent work on research projects with the aim of obtaining a doctorate in the subject areas of creative space, creativity-supporting working and learning environments, neuroarchitecture, neuroergonomics, human-space-object interaction, hybrid creative workspaces, office of the future.
• Publication in scientific journals and presentation at international conferences.
• Support with the preparation of research proposals
• Teaching activities in English

Your qualifications:
• Successfully completed university studies (master's degree, diploma) in product or industrial design
• Strong interest in independently investigating scientific issues and working in an interdisciplinary and international team
• Excellent analytical skills
• Enjoy research and teaching
• Very good oral and written communication skills in English (German is a plus but not required)
• Professional design expertise including analog and digital modeling techniques (from woodworking to 3d printing)
• Experience in design research, research-through-design and scientific research methods (qualitative, quantitative)
• Affinity for new technologies and interaction design (physical computing, programming, eye-tracking, EEG measurement, AR/VR etc.)
• Good sense for formal aesthetics, material, and color
• Knowledge of common design software (Adobe CC), 3D visualization and MS Office.

What we offer:
• A part-time position (85%) as a PhD researcher at one of the most renowned universities in Europe; the position is initially limited to one year; an extension is possible and desired.
• A dynamic and inspiring working environment in a success-oriented team
• The opportunity to gain, create, and teach knowledge about current issues in the field of creativity-supporting workspace design
• Employment with appropriate remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L) up to pay group E13

Apply now!
We look forward to receiving your complete application documents (letter of motivation with initial ideas for research topics, CV, certificates, meaningful portfolio samples) in a timely manner by e-mail in a single PDF file (max. 12 MB) to Applications are possible until the position is filled.

For more information about the Chair of Integrated Product Design, please visit If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Thoring at any time.

General information
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is aiming to increase the number of women employees, and applications from women are expressly welcomed. Applicants with disabilities, with essentially the same suitability and qualification, will be preferred. As you apply for a position at TUM, you will provide personal data; please note our data protection information according to Art. 13 Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) on the collection and processing of personal data in connection with your application, By submitting your application, you confirm that you have taken note of the data protection information of the TUM.

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