Vacancy Notice  248/2022

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) is an internationally oriented and regionally networked university with a strong research profile.


The Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering seeks to fill the following vacancy at the Institute of Process Engineering, Chair of Thermal Process Engineering:

Research Assistant (for pursuing a doctorate)

Salary Scale:
13 TV-L
Date commencing:
November 1, 2022
Fixed term:
3 years
Contract status:
100 %

At the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering (Prof. Tsotsas,, the successful candidate will pursue research work in the project “Autonomous structure formation processes in spray fluidized bed agglomeration”, which is a part of DFG priority program SPP 2364 ( Research will be conducted jointly with two other PhD candidates, advised by Prof. Bück (Erlangen, online monitoring) and Prof. Kienle (Magdeburg, automatic control), respectively. The overall goal is to enable the automatic and controlled production of spray fluidized bed agglomerates with prescribed agglomerate structure and, thus, prescribed and controllable end-user properties. The researcher at TVT will be in charge of all transient and steady-state spray fluidized bed experiments to be conducted jointly with the project partners. Additionally, of offline agglomerate characterization, application of already available highly resolved discrete process models, measurements and model development for significant peripheral parts of the process. See also:

The opportunity to pursue a PhD is given and is supported accordingly.

Requirements for the position:

  • Above-average master degree or equivalent in chemical engineering or similar
  • Ability and motivation to independent and focused, cutting-edge research
  • Fluency and ability to present/publish in English, German knowledge would be of advantage.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Tsotsas (evangelos.tsotsas(at)

In addition to all the usual social benefits of the public sector, we have more to offer, such as modern working conditions, a wide range of training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment that is highly valued by our employees. We also offer a wide range of sports and leisure activities, extensive catering in our canteens and cafeterias as well as workplace health promotion.

Otto von Guericke University is a signatory of the German Diversity Charter. We welcome your application, regardless of gender, cultural and social background, age or sexual orientation. Applications from severely disabled people or people with an equivalent impairment will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. The Otto von Guericke University strongly promotes gender equality in all professional areas.

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Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduation certificates, references) by August 26, 2022 (date of receipt of application) using the online application portal.

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