RWTH Aachen - Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)
At the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) and the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP) under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. (USA) Stefan Pischinger, research on all topics concerning the vehicle powertrain is conducted. Core focus is still the research on conventional combustion engine development like the implementation of innovative engine designs, fundamental research on more efficient combustion processes also in combination with alternative fuels or the improvement of the engine mechanics and aftertreatment systems. Additional research areas include virtual engine development, hybrid powertrains, electromobility as well as fuel cells and mechatronics for combustion engines. At any time research is closely associated with the ongoing development of intelligent methods for test procedures and engine calibration. The Institute for Combustion Engines employs more than 260 scientific, technical and administrative employees as well as student assistants.
Mechanical engineer with the main focus on thermodynamics / gasoline engines.
Gasoline direct injection concepts
Supercharging and Turbocharging
Current and advanced combustion system research (i.e. Miller, Atkinson. Controlled Auto Ignition (G-CAI), alternative fuels)
Experimental work at combustion engines test benches with the focus on fuel efficiency and emission reduction
Accompanying analyses of the thermodynamic process by special measurement technologies and numerical simulations
University degree (Master or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering with concentration on Thermodynamics/Fluid Dynamics disciplines is preferred
Pronounced basic knowledge at the above-mentioned working priorities for gasoline engines
Proficient computer and software skills (MS Office, Matlab/Simulink, INCA etc.)
Good English knowledge (written & spoken)
High degree of initiative, discipline and organizational skills
Ability to work scientifically and independently
Creativity, flexibility, team ability
The position is limited to 1 year and is to be filled as soon as possible. An extension up to 4 years is provided. The standard weekly hours will be 39,83 hours.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.