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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty V - Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management / Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

Starting in the Stone Age the development of tools has always contributed to the technological progress of mankind. Even nowadays, increasing demands in terms of sustainability and productivity require constant development of tool systems. Thus, in the modern world of industrial production, the preparation of cutting edges is playing an increasingly important role in the manufacturing of tools for high-performance machining. One process that can be used to produce the complex edge geometries of cutting tools is robot-guided brushing. In this process, the brushing tool is guided along a workpiece edge by an industrial robot in order to produce a defined edge rounding with a high surface quality. Due to the complex interaction between the tool and the workpiece, brushing processes are usually designed in an iterative trial-and-error process, which is time-consuming and costly. Against this background, a numerical simulation of the brushing process is to be developed as part of a publicly funded project, with the aim of creating an in-depth understanding of the process and the possibility of simulation-based design of brushing processes. The field of activity includes the following aspects:

  • Research in the field of machining with geometrically undefined cutting edge, especially in the area of robot-guided machining processes
  • Experimental investigations and analysis of causal effects with the aid of numerical simulation methods
  • Independent planning, execution and evaluation of research work
  • Collaboration, coordination and organisation of research projects in close cooperation with industrial companies, research associations and scientific partners
  • Presentation of research results to industry representatives and scientists at national and international conferences


  • Successfully completed scientific university degree (diploma, master) in mechanical engineering or related engineering sciences
  • In-depth knowledge of production technology, especially in the field of robot-guided machining processes
  • Experience in conducting and analyzing scientific test series with the aid of numerical simulation methods
  • Good knowledge of German and/or English required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills

Optional criteria:

  • Basic experience in working with machine tools
  • Knowledge of statistical test planning
  • Independent, systematic and structured way of working
  • Willingness to do a doctorate

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents - bundled in one PDF document - via email to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uhlmann via

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät V, Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb, FG Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uhlmann, Sekr. PTZ 1, Pascalstraße 8-9, 10587 Berlin