Research Assistant (Doctoral Candidate, m/f/d) – Data sciences for sustainable building design and engineering

Leibniz University Hannover


December 22, 2021


The Institute of Design and Building Construction at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences invites application for the position of a Research Assistant (Doctoral Candidate, m/f/d) – Data sciences for sustainable building design and engineering (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %) starting February 1st, 2022. The position is limited to three years, with the possibility of extension.

The recently established Heisenberg chair “Sustainable Building Services” is looking for an ambitious assistant who carries out research and teaching on data sciences including methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence for assistance in building design, engineering, operation of building services, energy efficiency, and sustainability of buildings.


The core activity of the position is research in the field data-driven methods that support building design and planning. The methods integrate the fields of digital modelling of buildings (Building Information Modelling, BIM), building performance data (sensorics, building monitoring, smart buildings/cities, building simulation), and data science (analytics, AI, machine learning). Besides activities of scientific work, regular teaching assignments in the field of data science for design and engineering sciences belong to the tasks of this qualification position.

Recruitment requirements

Applicants for the position must have a scientific university degree (Diploma or Master) in the building, engineering or informatics domain preferably with a focus in the field computer sciences and building performance. Skills in the fields listed above as well as an aptitude to work with sensors and technology in lab and demonstrator environments are beneficial. Furthermore, the willingness to get familiar with new fields and a team-oriented working attitude are required. The motivation for scientific work and for completing a PhD degree as well as very good communication skills in English, oral as well as written, are expected.

Our offer

As a member of our international team, you have the opportunity to sharpen your scientific profile in an excellent dynamic research environment and advance in your professional career. We offer a scientifically and intellectually inspiring atmosphere at a leading university of technology.

Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part- time employment can be arranged upon request.

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please send your application by December 22nd, 2021 including your curriculum vitae, transcripts (degree certificates and grades), a sample of work (publication/thesis in PDF format) and the names of two references in electronic form to


or alternatively by mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Entwerfen und Konstruieren Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Geyer Herrenhäuser Str. 8 30419 Hannover

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Geyer (email above).

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