Student assistant (f/m/d)

As a tertiary and quaternary level provider of medical care, the University Hospital of RWTH Aachen combines patient-oriented medicine and care, teaching and research at an international level. The entire spectrum of medical care is provided through 36 specialist departments, 33 institutes and six interdisciplinary units. The co-location of patient care, research and teaching in a central building offers the best conditions for intensive interdisciplinary exchange and close clinical and scientific networking. Highly qualified teams of doctors, nurses and scientists work collaboratively to optimise the healthcare provision of our local, regional, national and international patients. Around 9,000 employees ensure that our care delivery is patient-oriented medicine and surpasses the highest quality standards. With 1,400 beds, the university hospital treats around 50,000 inpatient and 200,000 outpatient cases per year.

The teaching and research area Healthy Living Spaces is seeking a

Student assistant (f/m/d)

up to 15 hours per week (fewer hours are possible) to support the research team. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is initially limited until the end of the academic semester. An extension by semester is intended.

The Healthy Living Spaces lab (headed by Prof. Dr. Marcel Schweiker), aims to develop innovative approaches to the design of living spaces and buildings, the analysis of sources of disturbance and the development and establishment of preventive measures. The working group sees itself as an inter- and transdisciplinary link between medical research and relevant research activities from engineering, natural and social sciences.


Support in advancing and maintaining a laboratory automation system with Beckhoff in our Aachen Workplace Simulation laboratory located close SuperC building. The Aachen Workplace Simulation lab is a unique laboratory for studies on multi-sensory perception. The automation system provide opportunities to control thermal and visual conditions as well as air quality levels required for the experimental studies.

Your profile:

You are a Bachelor or Master student and are interested in:

  • Interdisciplinary, independent and problem-oriented work
  • Familiarization and set-up of an automation system
  • Programming and HMI development

Preferred skills:

  • Dedication to and experience with programming
  • Willingness to acquire skills related to Structured Text Programming Language, based on the IEC 61131-3 international standard and user-friendly HMI design through TwinCAT HMI server
  • Good knowledge of the English or German language 


  • A valid certificate of study in Computer Science/Informatics or related degrees.
  • For foreign students: valid residence certificate, work permit, registration certificate

The salary is based on the guidelines for student and research assistants. 

This position is not gender specific.

The RWTH Aachen University Hospital promotes equal opportunities and diversity. Applications from women are expressly encouraged and if the applicant is suitable qualified, they will be given priority in accordance with the LGG. If suitably qualified, people with a registered disability will also receive priority.

Weekly hours are negotiable.

You should preferably use our digital application portal at for your application. There you have the option of securing your documents in the electronic application folder to prevent unauthorized access. Applications that reach us by email to: (this transmission path cannot be as effectively secured) will be transferred to the aforementioned portal and any accompanying documents will be disposed of in accordance with data protection regulations immediately after transfer. After the retention period has expired, the data in the portal will also be deleted. If you do not agree to a transfer to the Application portal your application cannot be considered.

The application deadline for the advertised position GB-P-47208 is 29.02.2024.

For more detailed information please contact Mr. Univ-Prof. Dr. Marcel Schweiker, Tel.: +49 (0)241/80-83141, E-Mail: mschweikerukaachende.