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Student Assistant for Software Development in 3D Metal Printing

Our profile

The Chair of Digital Additive Production DAP of the RWTH Aachen University researches the fundamental physical, technical and economic interrelationships of additive production together with partners from industry and science. Starting with the physical basics of the process and the fundamental interactions, all horizontal and vertical components of the process chain of additive manufacturing are considered and examined with regard to their interrelationships, starting with the component design, the supply chain, the production and the component handling up to the application properties of additive manufactured components.

Your profile

Are you looking for a challenging task that will allow you to expand your knowledge and skills? Are you highly motivated and want to work in a young team in an inspiring environment?

  • Then you are just right with us!
  • You are a student of Computational Engineering Science, Simulation Sciences, Mechanical
  • Engineering or a comparable study programme and looking for a challenging student job.
  • You are interested in software development and want to apply it directly in practice. If this applies to you, then apply for the advertised position.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact me by e-mail.

Your tasks

The job mainly involves the generation of grid structures for additive manufacturing processes. This is done with C# programming by the parametric modeling plug-in (Grasshopper) within Rhino. If you want to put your programming and software development skills into practice, this is the right place for you. If you also have a background in mechanical engineering and a passion for computer-aided geometry and computer science, you are still in the right place. Your main tasks are the creation of grid structures and their verification. In addition, you will design and manufacture components using the metal-based additive manufacturing process (LPBF).
Your tasks mainly include:
– Programming with C++/C#
– Computer-aided geometry
– Machine learning
– Artificial Intelligence

Useful previous knowledge/skills:
Siemens NX, Materialise Magics, Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk Inventor, Cura, Git/Gitlab, Visual Studio

Our offer

The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and is initially limited to 6 months, with the option to extend.
The regular working week is 12 hours.
Classification is based on the guidelines for student and research assistants.

The RWTH is certified as a family-friendly university. The job advertisement is aimed at all genders. At RWTH Aachen University, we particularly want to promote the careers of women and are therefore pleased to welcome female applicants. Women will be given preferential consideration if they have the same aptitude, qualifications and professional performance, provided that they are underrepresented in the organisational unit and provided that reasons not related to the person of a competitor predominate.
Applications from suitable severely disabled persons are expressly welcome.
Information on the collection of personal data in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) can be found at


Send your application to:

Omid Zarei, M. Sc.

Lehrstuhl für Digital Additive Production
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen


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