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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. 

Research Assistant/Associate

Auf­ga­ben­be­sch­rei­bung:

Mecha­ni­cal or electri­cal engi­neer with the main focus on bat­tery / fuel cell sys­tems & con­trol tech­no­logy.

  • Deve­lop­ment of bat­tery sys­tems
  • Set-up of simu­la­tion models for sub­sys­tems to the ent­ire power­train
  • Set-up and tes­ting of con­trols and con­trol algo­rithms on rese­arch car­ri­ers inclu­si­vely V2V and V2X infra­struc­ture
  • Deve­lop­ment of smart ope­ra­tion stra­te­gies with mini­mi­zed energy demand
  • Super­vi­sion of com­po­nent test ben­ches
  • Super­vi­sion of Sys­tem test ben­ches
  • X-in-the-loop activi­ties (i.e. HiL, MiL, SiL)
  • Col­la­bo­ra­tion in the field of vehi­cle cali­bra­tion

Er­war­te­te Qua­li­fi­ka­tio­nen:

  • Uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in mecha­ni­cal or electri­cal engi­nee­ring with con­cen­tra­tion on con­trol tech­no­logy or com­pa­ra­ble disci­pli­nes is pre­fer­red
  • Pro­noun­ced basic know­ledge at the above-men­tio­ned working prio­ri­ties
  • 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

Un­ser An­ge­bot:

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.

Hin­wei­se zur Be­wer­bung:

For further details, please contact
Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 48080
Fax: +49 (0) 0241 80 22994
Email: bewerbungen@vka.rwth-aachen.de

Please send your application by May 17, 2018 to
Lehrstuhl für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen
Forckenbeckstrasse 4
52074 Aachen