PhD in Robotic Simulation in Construction

Updated: about 1 month ago

01.02.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation (CMS) at the Technical University of Munich invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (m/f/d) for performing research in the field of Simulation of Robotic Construction. The candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree (Ph.D.). Remuneration is 100% TVL E13 according to the German public sector rates.

The Chair of Computational Modeling and Simulation is part of the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Our teaching and research focus lies on computer-based development of engineering products, particularly on the planning and realization of built facilities using computational modeling and simulation tools.

Research topics include geometric modeling of engineering products, methods of geometric analysis, methods of Building Information Modeling, modeling and simulation of construction processes, and the application of AI methods in engineering.


The announced positition is about the conception and development of a comprehensive simulation framework for simulating robotic systems employed in construction. This includes the aligned modeling of the facility under construction, the robotic systems being applied as well as the construction processes.

Your tasks:

  • Research, development and evaluation of the robotic simulation framework
  • Prototype development
  • Literature review
  • Publication and presentation of scientific results in international conferences and related journals
  • Contribution to the teaching and research activities of the group


  • Applicants should hold an MSc or Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering Science or a related discipline.
  • Strong programming skills (C++, Python, etc.)

Good to have:

  • Pre-knowledge in robotics and simulation framworks (ROS, Gazebo, etc.)
  • Scientific publications

We offer:

  • An optimal research and supervision environment for doctoral studies and academic development, excellent networking opportunities.
  • Pleasant working environment in a friendly and committed team
  • Renumeration according to pay group E13 (TV-L)
  • General advantages of the Munich metropolitan region in terms of high quality of life and varied leisure activities

Application documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Full CV
  • Copy of BSc and MSc degrees

The Technical University of Munich aims to increase the proportion of women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in case of equal suitability and qualification.

If you are interested, please send your complete and informative application documents by 12/02/2023 to the following email address:

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