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 (VKA-No.: 18127)
M. Sc. (m/f) Mechanical engineering with the specialization in internal combustion engines / control technology or Electrical engineering
Characterization of electric motor and inverter
Development of E-Drive systems for electric vehicles
Optimization of electric motor and inverter concepts for hybrid powertrains
Planning and exaction of cell and battery tests on the component test bench
University degree (master or comparable) in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
Fundamental knowledge in mentioned areas
Good computer skills
Fluent in English
Ability to work independently
Creative, flexible and team-oriented
Additional competences could be beneficial:
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.
How to apply:
For further details, please contact
Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 48080
Fax: +49 (0) 0241 80 22994
Please send your application by September 17, 2018 to
Lehrstuhl für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen