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RWTH Aachen - Search Search for Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA)

The Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) at RWTH Aachen University has been active for more than 50 years in the fields of power electronics, power electronic components, electrical drives as well as electrochemical energy conversion and storage system technology. With more than 100 employees, ISEA is one of Germany's largest university institutions with outstanding experience in the field of major electric drive components for electromobility. Numerous activities in the fields of traction and automotive technology, energy supply, industrial technology and household technology document the broad spectrum of research at ISEA. In addition to public funded research projects, the focus of research activities is on cooperation with national and international industrial partners. 

Research Assistant/Associate

Work­ing field:

The vacancy is part of the post gradu­ate pro­gram "Integ­rated Energy Sup­ply Mod­ules for Road­bound E-Mobil­ity" ( and includes a three-year PhD fel­low­ship. Within the frame­work of the post gradu­ate pro­gram, High-tem­per­at­ure con­verter con­cepts for integ­rated gen­er­at­ors will be invest­ig­ated. This includes:

  • Concept and topo­logy eval­u­ation for switched reluct­ance gen­er­ator based range extender units
  • Applic­a­tion of wide-bandgap semi­con­ductor devices
  • Imple­ment­a­tion and ana­lysis of pro­to­types


  • Holder of a degree (mas­ter or com­par­able) in mech­an­ical or elec­trical engin­eer­ing with above aver­age scores
  • Interest in innov­at­ive and inter­dis­cip­lin­ary top­ics
  • High level of respons­ib­il­ity, ini­ti­at­ive and team spirit

What we of­fer:

The pos­i­tion is for a fixed term of 2 years and is to be filled by Octo­ber 1, 2019. Another con­tract for at least one year is fol­low­ing. This is a full-time pos­i­tion.

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate has the oppor­tun­ity to pur­sue a doc­toral degree.

The salary cor­res­ponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen Uni­versity is cer­ti­fied as a "Fam­ily-Friendly Uni­versity". We wel­come applic­a­tions from all suit­ably qual­i­fied can­did­ates regard­less of gender. We par­tic­u­larly wel­come and encour­age applic­a­tions from women, dis­abled per­sons and eth­nic minor­ity groups, recog­niz­ing they are under­rep­res­en­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­versity. The prin­ciples of fair and open com­pet­i­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit. RWTH Aachen is an equal oppor­tun­it­ies employer. We there­fore ask you not to include a photo in your applic­a­tion. For inform­a­tion on the col­lec­tion of per­sonal data pur­su­ant to Art­icles 13 and 14 of the Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), please visit:

How to ap­ply:

For further details, please contact
Annegret Klein-Hessling
Tel.: +49 (0) 2418096963

For further information, please visit our website at:

Please send your application by August 1, 2019 to
Prof. Rik W. De Doncker
Search Search for Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA)
at RWTH Aachen University
Jaegerstrasse 17/19
52066 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.