Research Associate / PhD Student - Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Power Engineering, the Chair of Imaging Techniques in Energy and Process Engineering offers, subject to resources being available, a position as

Research Associate / PhD Student

(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting 01.01.2020. The position is limited for 3 years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). Balancing family and career is an important issue. The post is basically suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Tasks: Development of a method for the measurement of axial and radial dispersion coefficients in multiphase contactors with the flow modulation technique. In detail, it comprises the following sub-tasks: familiarization with hydrodynamic modelling of reactors and contactors and measurement of characteristic parameters with methods using ionizing radiation and other signal carriers; uncertainty quantification for these measurement techniques based on given application scenarios; experimental qualification of the method of flow modulation for bubble columns and trickle bed reactors; further development of mathematical models for parameter estimation.

Requirements: excellent university degree (Diplom, Master), preferably in process engineering, energy engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, applied mathematics or physics; profound and readily available mathematics and physics knowledge; further knowledge in at least one of the fields: measurement techniques, system theory, frequency space analysis, mass transfer, process engineering; self-reliant scientific work within an interdisciplinary team; practical skills with respect to experimental work; active communication with scientific partners; profound English language skills.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by 04.12.2019 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Energietechnik, Professur für Bildgebende Messverfahren für die Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Uwe Hampel, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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