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Activity profile of scientific employees at the IPS

Research assistants are employeed at the research institute who perform scientific tasks within the scope of a work area. The field of activity of a research associate thus combines a variety of tasks from research, industry and teaching.

This means that the employees work on scientific research projects as well as practical industrial projects. In addition, they conduct courses in their focus areas.
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Advancing the state of the art with your own research

Research Project

As an IPS employee, the independent implementation of a research project is one of your daily tasks.

Within the framework of the doctorate, research assistants are obliged to advance the state of research.

Advancing practical applications in the industry in consulting activities

Inspiring enthusiasm for research through responsible teaching tasks


Typically, the staff members at the IPS support the implementation of courses. For this purpose, they accompany and support the teaching offers, on the topic in which they are doing their doctorate.


In addition to teaching courses, the supervision of scientific work is one of the tasks of  scientific employee. In this way, student employees receive new inspiration for research, while the young academics benefit from the support of expert knowledge on the pulse of research.


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