Doctoral position available on the subject of "Virtual product development in vehicle technology"

Technical University of Munich

Location: Munich-Garching, Germany
Application Closing Date: 10 June 2023


Virtual product development in vehicle technology

The chair for product development and lightweight construction deals with developing and optimising complex technical systems. Based on technical problems, we develop methods, tools and solutions, optimized in terms of functionality, weight and costs. We are currently looking for a research assistant (m/f/d) for a project with Audi AG.


Complex systems are now developed using modern virtual methods. They serve z. B. modelling, simulation, data management or generating and optimising technical solutions and manufacturing processes. In addition to established methods, methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly being used.

Virtual product development is a key to development efficiency and product quality. Evaluation methods and metrics for monitoring are to be developed and evaluated for sustainable improvement and further development of virtual development processes in the context of systems engineering and for the strategic expansion of the degree of virtualization. For this purpose, an intensive inventory is carried out in the development department of Audi AG and new approaches are developed with experts and management.



  • Processing of the above project and, if necessary, other projects
  • Collection and analysis of virtual development methods and processes
  • Intensive on-site coordination at Audi
  • Conducting workshops
  • Support for the operation of the chair, courses, supervision of students


Requirements (please explain suitability in the cover letter)

  • Master's degree in engineering or similar
  • Solid knowledge of simulation
  • Solid knowledge of virtual product development methods
  • Basic knowledge of artificial intelligence and the modeling of causal chains (e.g. with MBSE)


We offer

  • Personal design options for project content
  • Integration into the development processes of a leading vehicle manufacturer
  • Work in young, international, interdisciplinary research teams
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity for a doctorate and stays abroad at partner universities
  • Full position as a scientific employee (m/f/d) with classification according to the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L)



Please apply in German by 10 June 2023, reference MeViPeP, by email:

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