Research assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L

Work­ing field:

The main focus of your work is to per­form the research tasks within the frame­work of the research pro­ject Smart Event Fore­cast for Sea­ports (SMECS). The pro­ject will focus on agile mul­timodal and inter­na­tional con­tainer trans­port net­works in and around sea­ports, which increas­ingly face global com­pet­i­tion. The research pro­ject makes a sig­ni­fic­ant con­tri­bu­tion to the expan­sion of the ports in Ger­many through intel­li­gent trans­port reg­u­la­tion in the three fields of action - digit­iz­a­tion and IT-based net­work­ing, resource effi­ciency through improved hand­ling and secur­ity of sup­ply.

The aim of the pro­ject is the real­iz­a­tion of a cross-model fore­cast­ing tool and a risk man­age­ment model for a real-time reli­ab­il­ity man­age­ment by means of resource-effi­cient use of exist­ing capa­cit­ies. Based on these mod­els, improved fore­cast avail­ab­il­ity is to be achieved in case of dis­turb­ances occur­ring along the trans­port net­work. Addi­tion­ally, altern­at­ive actions for trans­port con­trol are to be determ­ined so that the effi­ciency and robust­ness of the over­all sys­tem can be increased. This helps to increase trans­par­ency and flex­ib­il­ity and sup­ports rapid decision-mak­ing. Eco­lo­gical and eco­nomic inef­fi­cien­cies through ad-hoc solu­tions are min­im­ized by the developed approach. Par­tic­u­lar emphasis is placed on the prac­tical rel­ev­ance and usab­il­ity of the res­ults.

As the TU Ber­lin will lead the research con­sor­tium for SMECS, the over­all pro­ject man­age­ment and integ­ra­tion of the asso­ci­ated part­ners belongs to your respons­ib­il­it­ies. The pub­lic­a­tion and present­a­tion of the research res­ults at (inter-)national con­fer­ences and con­gresses is just as much a part of your work as their trans­fer into the teach­ing of the logist­ics depart­ment of the TU Ber­lin.


  • suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Dip­lom, Mas­ter or equi­val­ent) in a field related to the pos­i­tion (eco­nomic engin­eer­ing, eco­nomic math­em­at­ics or eco­nomic inform­at­ics)
  • in-depth know­ledge and first prac­tical exper­i­ence in logist­ics, prefer­ably in the field of trans­port logist­ics or port logist­ics
  • exper­i­ence in pro­ject man­age­ment
  • com­pet­ent hand­ling of MS Office applic­a­tions as well as exper­i­ence with XML, data ana­lyt­ics and fore­cast­ing meth­ods are desir­able
  • excel­lent lan­guage skills (min­imum require­ment: Busi­ness-flu­ent Ger­man and Eng­lish)
  • high per­form­ance, team­work and flex­ib­il­ity

Application deadline: 11.08.2017