Vacancy No. 1099/2024

Research Associate / Doctoral Student (f/m/d) in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1574 “Circular factory for the perpetual innovative product”

Job description

The CRC 1574 "Circular factory for the perpetual innovative product" aims to enable integrated linear and circular production on an industrial scale. Its goal is to bring used products and components into new product generations, moving closer to the vision of a perpetual product. Innovative economic systems that decouple resource consumption from economic expansion are essential for achieving sustainable economic growth. The traditional linear economic approach of “take-make-use-dispose” is not a long-term solution, and circular production schemes provide an alternative. In addition to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Fraunhofer IOSB, Aalen University and the University of Stuttgart are also involved in the research project. Further information on the CRC is available on the website:

We offer jobs in the following fields of research:

  • Knowledge technologies for multimodal and uncertain knowledge in the circular factory
  • Modelling and evaluation of material states for residual lifetime and material modification of processes in the circular factory
  • Information representation and -management of product instances
  • Data infrastructure for the circular factory

If you would like to work together with a dedicated team on key topics in sustainable production, we look forward to getting to know you.

Personal qualification
  • You have completed a very good master’s degree in engineering, industrial engineering, information technology or similar
  • You are known for your outstanding commitment, high level of initiative and creativity
  • You also have excellent team and communication skills and a profound knowledge of English (at least B1)

Salary category 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Production Science (WBK)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

2 year contract extendable to 4 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1099/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Carrasco Sanchez
phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.