FIR an der RWTH Aachen

Project Manager/PHD Position in Production Management

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We specialize in facilitating the digital evolution of businesses towards Industry 4.0 and fostering data-driven circular economies. Our expertise lies in crafting IT ecosystems that streamline and enhance sustainability across all facets of operations, spanning from order acquisition and production to final delivery. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as process mining, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT), we empower organizations to achieve efficiency and sustainability goals.

We specialize in industrial order fulfillment, production planning and control (PPC), and the implementation of business applications such as ERP and MES. Our expertise extends to understanding the interconnectedness of material and information flows in supply chain management beyond company boundaries.

Your tasks:

  • Leading, managing and acquiring consulting projects in the industry
  • Collaborating on and managing application-oriented research projects in national and international consortia
  • Developing new consulting approaches and identifying future-oriented research topics
  • Co-organizing and carrying out congresses and training courses for specialists and managers from the industry
  • Supervising and supporting student assistants

Your profile:

  • Above-average degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Business Administration or similar
  • Curious and creative mind with the ability to think analytically and strategically
  • Proactivity characterizes you, alongside a high degree of self-motivation and resilience
  • Exceptional teamwork and communication abilities 
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of German is considered an asset

Our offer:

  • A structured and supervised PhD process with the opportunity to develop your research topic independently 
  • Dynamic projects at the intersection of industry and research
  • Together with renowned industry partners, you will develop practical solutions that can be used in your dissertation
  • Comprehensive training program tailored for your professional and personal growth
  • Innovation labs and a demonstration factory situated on the RWTH Aachen Campus, fostering a unique environment for innovation
  • Flexible working hours, hybrid working options and attractive benefits
  • You'll join a dedicated team with a corporate culture open to your influence and contribution
  • Compensation and benefits adhere to the guidelines outlined in the German TV-L, EG 13 (Collective Agreement for the Public Service)

Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV and references) to: or send an Email to:

Should you have any questions about the role, please contact Tobias:

Tobias Schröer

Head of Production Management

 +49 241 47705-402 ·

FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen · Campus-Boulevard 55 · 52074 Aachen

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Project Manager/PHD Position in Production Management
Campus-Boulevard 55 Aachen, Germany
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The Institute for Industrial Management FIR is a non-profit, intersectoral research and educational institution at RWTH Aachen University

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