Research Associate / PhD student at the Chair of Transport Processes at Interfaces

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
according to salary group E 13 TV-L
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering and Environmental Technology, the Chair of Transport Processes at Interfaces offers a position as

Research Associate / PhD student

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

starting May 1, 2021, for 24 months until April 30, 2023, with the option of extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed-Term-Research-Contracts-Acts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

Position: The DFG-funded Emmy-Noether Junior Research group “Towards fluid dynamics of foam and froth” deals with the investigation of the flow of foam and froth. It will develop and characterize novel measurement techniques. In a later stage, these techniques will be applied to selected foam flow configurations. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

In this sub-project X-ray tomography of particle-laden aqueous foam will be characterized and validated. Tomography will be carried out with the unique ROFEX ultrafast X-ray facility at HZDR. This allows to measure the distribution of liquid content as well as the tracking of individual particles in the foam. By combining these two information, particular focus is on the removal of hydrophilic particles from the foam by applying wash water.     

Requirements: a very good university degree in Physics or Engineering with specialization and/or experience in measurement technique, fluid mechanics, radiography, tomography, foam, of multi-phase flow, with hands-on experience in design, execution, and documentation of experimental investigations; self-dependent, reliable worker with high degree of creativity and problem-solving skills.

We offer a position in a young team of enthusiastic scientists who pursue creatively and self-dependent their scientific goals. Your research environment will include access to unique research equipment and contact to excellent local and international partners. For more details, please contact Dr.-Ing. S. Heitkam,Tel.: +49 (0)351 463 43007.

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

Entry Requirement: To be considered for this position please submit along with your application documents your approach and solution to this exercise:

Please submit your application documents, including a letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae, publication list, solution to exercise, and names of at least two referees with the subject: "Application TUD, your_surname" preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as as a single PDF file to or to TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Umwelttechnik, Professur für Transportprozesse an Grenzflächen, z.H. Herrn Dr.-Ing. Sascha Heitkam, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). 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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