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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 (VKA-No. 18141)

Work­ing field:

  • Dipl.-Ing. Mecha­ni­cal Engi­nee­ring with the spe­cia­li­za­tion in pro­cess engi­nee­ring / con­trol engi­nee­ring / con­struc­tion tech­no­logy (m/f/d) or Dipl.-Ing. Elec­tri­cal Engi­nee­ring with the spe­cia­li­za­tion in power engi­nee­ring / elec­tri­cal sys­tems (m/f/d)
  • Deve­lop­ment of test sys­tems for fuel cell sys­tems for a power­train, on-board power sup­ply and a com­bi­ned heat and power cou­pling sys­tem for the energy sup­ply of buil­dings
  • 0D/1D fuel cell simu­la­tion for the design of the fuel cell test sys­tems
  • Simu­la­tion on fuel cell sys­tem and vehi­cle level
  • Func­tio­nal deve­lop­ment of fuel cell sys­tems (e.g. for media sup­ply or in spe­cial ope­ra­ting situa­ti­ons such as freeze startup)
  • Func­tio­nal deve­lop­ment of auto­ma­tion and con­trols for test sys­tems (e.g. hybrid stra­tegy, opti­mi­za­tion methods)

Require­ments:

  • Uni­ver­sity degree (mas­ter or com­pa­ra­ble) in Mecha­ni­cal Engi­nee­ring or Elec­tri­cal Engi­nee­ring with core focus on pro­cess engi­nee­ring, con­trols, design or elec­tro­nics
  • Basic know­ledge in the area of fuel cells
  • Expe­ri­ence in the field of fuel cell sys­tem simu­la­tion ( H2, air and/or coo­ling ) is desi­red
  • Know­ledge of simu­la­tion tools, e.g. Mat­lab/ Simu­link and GT Suite is bene­fi­cial
  • Expe­ri­ence with expe­ri­men­tal test set­ups and con­trol sys­tems is desi­red
  • Good com­pu­ter skills
  • Flu­ent in Eng­lish
  • Abi­lity to work inde­pendently
  • Crea­tive, fle­xi­ble and team-ori­en­ted

What we of­fer:

The posi­tion is limi­ted to 2 years 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 wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from all sui­ta­bly qua­li­fied can­di­da­tes regard­less of gen­der. 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. RWTH Aachen is an equal oppor­tu­nities employer. We the­re­fore ask you not to include a photo in your app­li­ca­tion. For infor­ma­tion on the collec­tion of per­so­nal data pur­suant to Arti­cles 13 and 14 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­tion (GDPR), please visit: http://www.rwth-aachen.de/dsgvo-information-bewerbung

How to ap­ply:

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 June 20, 2019 to
RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen
Forckenbeckstrasse 4
52074 Aachen