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Research Associate (f/m/d) with focus on community building for the Real-World Lab “Accessibility”


Institut Entwerfen und Bautechnik (IEB), Institut für Anthropomatik und Robotik (IAR)

Ihre Aufgaben

The Real-World Lab (RWL) “Accessibility” is concerned with the design, development and evaluation of novel technologies and spatial configurations that can be leveraged by disabled people to lead self-determined lives. We seek to work in cross-disciplinary collaboration that bridges the gap between humans, technology, and the built environment, bringing together computer science, architecture, and other relevant disciplines. We also aim for a participatory, user-centered research approach in which our projects are directly shaped by and evaluated with future users. To enable this vision, we are seeking for a lab manager.

Yor Main Tasks:

  • Establishing a network of individuals and institutions that actively build links with citizens, non-profit stakeholders, and academic partners
  • Supporting funding acquisition efforts in the broad research domain of accessibility
  • Managing research projects, supervision of researchers and research funding
  • Carrying out research related to accessibility in relationship with built spaces and/or technology
  • Contributing to outreach efforts of the RWL “Accessibility”, including dissemination
  • Teaching accessibility in relation to either the built environment or technology


as soon as possible

Ihre Qualifikation

  • You have completed a Master’s degree and a doctorate
  • Interest in communicating with different stakeholders in an approachable and inclusive way, ability to adapt the scientific language for different audiences and in different contexts
  • Management skills and first experience in directing research (e.g., evidenced by supervision of undergraduate students, projects)
  • Prior experience of working in accessibility is required, and we expect a view on disability that aligns with our positionality on disabled self-determination
  • Fluent in German and in English. In particular, fluency in German is expected at a level that can support exchange with citizens, research participants, and local partner organizations.
  • Experience with grant writing is desirable, but not required


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

Contract duration

for a period of two years

Application up to

June 12, 2023

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Caroline Karmann, email:


Formal applications shall include a letter of motivation, a CV of the candidate and the contact information of three references.

Bitte bewerben Sie sich online über den unten stehenden Button für die Ausschreibungsnummer 2139/2023.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 2139/2023

Wir streben eine möglichst gleichmäßige Besetzung der Arbeitsplätze mit Beschäftigten (w/m/d) an und würden uns daher insbesondere über Bewerbungen von Frauen freuen.

Bei gleicher Eignung werden anerkannt schwerbehinderte Menschen bevorzugt berücksichtigt.


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