T81-2024 - Research Assistant/PhD Student (all genders) Process Developing in Scientific Publishing

  • Darmstadt
  • 50 - 75%
  • Temporary (30.09.2025)
  • Pay group 13 TV TU Darmstadt
  • immediately
About us

TU Darmstadt stands for excellent and relevant science. We are playing a decisive role in shaping the far-reaching processes of global change—from the energy transition to artificial intelligence—through outstanding scientific knowledge and innovative academic programmes. We group our cutting-edge research into three fields: Energy and Environment, Information and Intelligence, Matter and Materials. We are a university with strong ties to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region and a very strong international focus. We are committed to European values and European integration.

About our department

The Chair of Fluid Systems is at the forefront of research in the fields of fluid energy machines and fluid systems and is positioning itself as a pioneer in the development of socio-technical systems and their components. At the same time, we are setting new standards in research data management. With a future-oriented approach, we promote innovative solutions and drive technological progress to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As pioneers in our field, we are committed to advancing knowledge and technology for the benefit of society.

FAIR data enables transparency - transparency enables sustainability!

This insight guides the forward-looking research of our interdisciplinary team.
FAIR means that the data itself becomes sustainable. They are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable in models. In the context of FAIR Data Management, we research the complete data cycle from generation, processing and storage to data use. The use determines the data value and leads to data economy.

The journal

Established in 2021, ing.grid is an innovative, peer-reviewed open access academic journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for scientists concerned with research data management. It is a platform for sharing and discussing innovative approaches for research data management as well as for publishing datasets and software. The journal bridges a gap in the engineering sciences, offering a platform and recognition for sound scientific practice in generating research data, developing reusable tools for processing the data and curating the data to make it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). ing.grid is committed to the principles of Open Data, Open Access and Open Review.

We aim to strengthen our team in the field of digital publishing with a scientist who shares and drives forward our vision with enthusiasm and commitment.

Your tasks

As a process developer of ing.grid, you will get the opportunity to push the ing.grid journal forward. You will take on the role of a managing editor and communicate with the leading scientists on the editorial board and supervise the review process. You will also communicate with the scientific community and inform about calls for papers and new issues via the journal website and social media.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • managing the day-to-day operations of the journal, like the open peer review and the publishing process
  • regular and prompt contact with authors, reviewers, and editors
  • developing the the journal further, e.g., by supervising the indexing process, designing a sustainable financial model and organisational structure
  • organising editorial board meetings (online conferences)
  • resolving research integrity problems (e.g., plagiarism or falsification)
  • managing the ing.grid website and social media presence
  • tracking and reporting on journal performance
  • promoting the journal through social media, participation in conferences and other events, etc.
  • staying up-to-date with current challenges regarding ethics in scientific publishing
Your profile

You bring with you:

  • a very good University Science Degree (Master /Diploma) in Communication, Information Science, Digital Humanities, Engineering or a similar field; interdisciplinary background is welcome
  • personal interest in or willingness to engage with the topics of Open Science, Research Data Management, Open Peer Review, reforming research assessment, inclusive language, and publication ethics
  • strong communication skills and a problem-solving mindset
  • knowledge of LaTeX and the basics of HTML
  • experience with digital communication, such as social media, newsletters, and other media
  • experience with or willingness to work with agile project management methodologies
  • a willingness to learn scientific journal management with the publishing platform Janeway
  • very good knowledge of English (C1); knowledge of German is desirable.
We offer

Technical University of Darmstadt offers varied and challenging assignments, freedom to work independently, the latest technologies, good collaboration between colleagues in partnership, needs-based training opportunities and customised personnel development.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

  • Development and organisation – comprehensive in-house training offers, including the opportunity for continuing education and development;
  • Annual leave/educational leave – 30 days annual leave (full-time employment) and 5 days educational leave;
  • Sustainable and mobile – eligibility to free public transport in the state of Hesse with the LandesTicket Hessen (Hesse StateTicket) in accordance with the currently valid collective agreement, in addition to opportunities to working mobile at times;
  • Fit and healthy – free of charge preventive medical check-ups and a wide-ranging subsidised sports programme
  • Work-life balance – flexible working time models, plus BGM (Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement – University Health Management);
  • Pension scheme – supplementary public service pension scheme (VBL) in accordance with the currently applicable regulations;
  • University bicycle
  • Family-friendliness/compatibility of family/care/career – (university-run) childcare services, child allowance (based on the collective agreement), childcare programmes during school holidays
General information, data privacy

TU Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications, applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Remuneration is in accordance with the collective agreement for the Technical University of Darmstadt (TV - TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

By submitting your application, you agree that your data may be stored and processed for the purpose of filling the vacancy. You can find our privacy policy on our webpage.


If you have any questions about this position, please contact Michaela Leštáková via e-mail michaela.lestakova@tu-darmstadt.de

Your contact person:

Michaela Leštáková M.Sc.


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Technische Universität Darmstadt

Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt