Research Associate / PhD Student, Institute of Power Engineering

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
12 May 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 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 Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Power Engineering, the Chair of Hydrogen and Nuclear Energy offers two positions as

Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x)

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

starting September 1, 2023. The positions are limited to February 28, 2027. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The positions offer the chance to obtain further academic qualification (usually PhD).

Tasks: The project NAUTILUS and the Junior Research Group NAUTILUS deal with the molten salt reactor technology with integrated salt treatment system for further treatment of highly active nuclear waste. The project aims at utilizing the TUD training reactor AKR-2 to provide generic experiments for future chloride-based molten salt reactors and to develop the corresponding methods, which will employ the pile-oscillator technique, neutron transmission, neutron scattering, and multiple methods of neutron detection. The experimental setups will also be represented by reactor-physical simulations. As a research associate you will contribute to the design, planning, conduction, optimization, evaluation, and interpretation of the experiments and the simulations. Your focus on experiment or simulation, resp., will form during the first months of you work.

Requirements: very good university degree (diploma, master’s degree) in physics, nuclear engineering, computer science, or a related subject; interest in (reactor physics) fundamental research; ability to work interdisciplinary; ability to work independently but also in a team; programming skills; ability to communicate in English; practical experience in the fields of radiation detection and/or radiation simulation or basic knowledge of logic circuits would be beneficial.

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. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your detailed application including the usual documents by June 9, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Energietechnik, Professur für Wasserstoff- und Kernenergietechnik, z. Hdn. Herrn Dr. Marco Viebach, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to 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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