Research Assistant/Associate (VKA-No.: 18130)
PhD students (m/f) for "Research and Development in the Field of Combustion Systems with Optical Flow Diagnostics
Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther
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Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)
At the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) and the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP) under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. (USA) Stefan Pischinger, research on all topics concerning the vehicle powertrain is conducted. Core focus is still the research on conventional combustion engine development like the implementation of innovative engine designs, fundamental research on more efficient combustion processes also in combination with alternative fuels or the improvement of the engine mechanics and aftertreatment systems. Additional research areas include virtual engine development, hybrid powertrains, electromobility as well as fuel cells and mechatronics for combustion engines. At any time research is closely associated with the ongoing development of intelligent methods for test procedures and engine calibration. The Institute for Combustion Engines employs more than 260 scientific, technical and administrative employees as well as student assistants.
--University degree (Master or comparable) in mechanical engineering with a focus on "combustion / thermodynamics", "fluid mechanics" or comparable.
-Good knowledge of thermodynamics, combustion and internal combustion engines
-Experience with optical measurements
-Basic knowledge of laser optical methods (PIV, LIF etc.) for flow diagnostics desirable
-Experience in the use of analysis software (e.g. MATLAB) is desired.
-Good written and spoken English
-Ability to work independently as a scientist
-Creativity, flexibility, team orientation
-Application and further development of methods of optical combustion and flow diagnostics
- Experimental work on different test benches (flow test bench, single cylinder, high pressure chamber etc.)
-Use of advanced optical measurement methods
-Development of new measuring techniques
-Development of new fields of application for established methods.
-Extension of the task area with 3D CFD simulations possible
-Supervision and conduction of courses in English
What we offer
The successful candidate will be employed as a regular employee.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and limited to 1 year. An extension up to 4 years is provided.
The standard weekly hours will be 39,83.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
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