Research Associate / PhD Position / Postdoc Position - Department of Hydro Sciences

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
02 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Department of Hydro Sciences, Institute of Urban and Industrial Water Management, the Chair of Process Engineering in Hydro Systems offers a position as

Research Associate / PhD Position / Postdoc Position

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

starting at the next possible date. The position entails 75 % of the fulltime weekly hours and is limited initially for 3 years. The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD / habilitation thesis). The aim is further to increase up to 100% of the fulltime weekly hours through third-party funds.

Tasks: Participation in the teaching activities of the chair, in particular scientific preparation and implementation of courses (seminars, exercises, internships) and supervision, training and further education of other doctoral candidates and students; independent organisation and work in research projects, starting from proposal writing towards project management and problem solving in collaboration with partners from the chair, other universities and industry as well as presentation and documentation of the research results at conferences and in scientific journals. The scientific work and research interest shall focus on separation processes in chemical-physical water and waste water treatment processes with main emphasis on membrane and related hybrid processes in water treatment, including corresponding modelling and simulation of the processes. The latter refers not only to the simulation of flowing or stationary fluids and multiphase systems, but also to the description of interface phenomena, mass transfer and reaction processes and their coupling with each other. Hence, the main focus is set on the development of coupled fluid dynamic models and their numerical solution using CFD software (ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS CFX, COMSOL Multiphysics; OpenFOAM).

Requirements: Very good university degree in the field of fluid mechanics, mechanical engineering, computational engineering, water management, etc.; very good knowledge in handling CFD software; good command of English for the preparation of high-quality publications and participation in international conferences; a high degree of commitment and team spirit as well as an independent way of working. Knowledge in membrane processes and general process engineering of hydro systems as well as an above-average doctorate are advantageous. Good command of German is desirable.

We offer a varied, highly topical and demanding teaching and research activity in an interdisciplinary team, excellent contacts to partners from research and industry as well as an independent organisation of research work with a high degree of personal responsibility.

For further information please contact Dr. Lerch (phone: + 49 351 463 37537, email

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

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by 14.08.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Hydrowissenschaften, Institut für Siedlungs- und Industriewasserwirtschaft, Professur für Verfahrenstechnik in Hydrosystemen, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Lerch, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf-document 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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