Research Associate, Institute of Electrical Power Engineering

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Electrical Power Engineering, the Chair of Power Electronics offers, subject to the availability of resources, a position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible and limited for 3 years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

The chair of power electronics is one of the largest and most research-intensive chairs in the field of power electronics in Germany and has an international reputation.


  • Definition of requirements for power converters,  
  • modeling of power converters, electrical networks, loads, and components for analysis, simulation, and design,
  • comparison of different power converter topologies including modulation methods and control algorithms,
  • design and construction of test benches and prototypes, 
  • experimental investigation of power semiconductors, commutation cells and power converters.


  • university degree with above-average performance and engineering knowledge in power electronics and optionally control and automation technology or electrical drive technology,
  • special knowledge and experience in the fields of power electronics or electrical drive technology or control engineering 
  • ability to overview complex contexts and to work in an interdisciplinary manner
  • independent working style, team and communication skills
  • English language skills for scientific communication
  • efficient and structured way of working and analytical mindset.
  • Experience in analysis, modelling, design and testing of power converters and control algorithms is desired.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities.

Please send your comprehensive application until January 16, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the SecureMail Portal of TU Dresden in a PDF-Document to resp. to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Elektrotechnisches Institut, Professur für Leistungselektronik, Herrn Prof. Steffen Bernet, 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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