RWTH Aachen - 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.
The interdisciplinary post graduate program Integrated Energy Supply Modules for Roadbound E-Mobility (mobilEM) is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The overall objective is the investigation of the physical foundations of electro-chemical energy storage and its combination with novel fuel-operated range extender units.
Postgraduate position (18144)
Optimization of the Air Path of Fuel Cell Systems
Development and analysis of innovative compressor and sealing concepts to provide oil-free supply air
Investigation of the fuel cell system behavior under various operating modes and environmental conditions
Optimization of the fuel cell system design and operational strategy for maximum efficiency and durability
Holder of a university 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 limited to 1 year and is to be filled by October 1, 2019. An extension up to 4 years is provided. The standard weekly hours will be 39,83 hours.
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: http://www.rwth-aachen.de/dsgvo-information-bewerbung
How to apply:
For further details, please contact
Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 48080
Fax: +49 (0) 0241 80 22994
Please send your application by August 28, 2019 to
RWTH Aachen University
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