August 24, 2024

Institute for Computational Design and Construction

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart invites applications for an Open Position as Postdoctoral researcher in the context of the EU EIC Project “ArchiBioFoam” and the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC)”.

The EU Research Project “ArchiBioFoam”, funded by the European Union as part of Horizon Europe’s EIC Pathfinder program, integrates expertise from biobased materials science, computational metamaterial design, and robotic additive manufacturing through an international collaboration with Aalto University and University of Milan. The project aims to create functionally graded, loadbearing and adaptively shape-changing material systems for architecture through the additive fabrication of novel biofoam materials in functionalized structures.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERResearch Associate (m/f/d) E13/14 TVL

We expect you to have a strong architectural, technical or computer science doctoral degree. You should have experience in conducting research in the field of computational design and additive manufacturing. Experience in 4D-printing/material programming is advantageous. We also expect a high level of independence, commitment, team spirit and interest in interdisciplinary research. Excellent English language skills are required.

We offer you to:

  • Conduct postdoctoral research in the EU EIC Project “ArchiBioFoam” to develop robotic additive fabrication processes at the meter scale to materialize architectural-scale components with tailored performance and autonomously actuating parts.

  • Lead the ICD “ArchiBioFoam” project team of 2 PhD researchers, to ensure successful interdisciplinary research with the collaboration partners, meeting the project milestones and deliverables, and publishing related scientific papers.

  • Advance the ICD “Material Programming” research group by engaging in additional project initiatives and the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC.

The expected start date is as soon as possible, but can be arranged to meet individual requirements. Applications (including CV, statement of interest, research portfolio, publication samples, and a list of computational design and additive manufacturing skills with indicated proficiency) should be submitted as one PDF-file (maximum file size strictly 10MB) to:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The initial application deadline is 15th of August 2024.

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction offers the opportunity to work with one of the leading teams in computational design, fabrication and construction research. In the few years since its inception, ICD has built an internationally recognized track-record of pioneering research and demonstrator buildings, attracting excellent researchers from around the world.

For more detailed information please view:
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As the University of Stuttgart strives to improve gender equality amongst its researchers, applications by women are particularly encouraged. Individuals with disabilities will be preferably employed where qualifications are deemed equal. All research associates will be employed through University of Stuttgart's central administration.

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