Job description:

Starting from the first of December 2017, the group of Digital Timber Construction DTC at the faculty of architecture at TU Kaiserslautern is searching for a research assistant (50% TV-L 13). The position includes the possibility of a PhD thesis.

The working group directed by Jun. Prof. Dr. Christopher Robeller is part of the research laboratory Timber Architecture and Engineered Wood Products T-Lab and operates at the intersection of architecture, civil engineering, computer science and fabrication technology.

The group is focused on the development of novel digital tools, which automatically generate 3D building components and CNC fabrication data - while being aware of the constraints of assembly sequences, fabrication parameters and material properties. This allows for the development of new building construction systems, where the details play a particularly important role.

We are offering an exciting working environment at a technical university, competence and equipment of the T-Lab (incl. new 5-axis CNC machining center) and an exchange with industry partners.


A passion for the topic of digital timber construction, as well as a Diploma or Master in architecture, civil engineering or computer science. Useful skills include CAD (Rhino 3D), programming (C#, Python, C++) and experience with CNC machines and robots.


Tasks include the work on research projects and research funding applications, as well as the participation in teaching activities. The position is initially limited to one year and should be extended afterwards through successful funding applications.


Please apply via e-mail to christopher.robeller[at]