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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 engi­neer with the main focus on ther­mo­dy­na­mics / com­bus­tion tech­no­logy / con­trol tech­no­logy

  • Die­sel com­bus­tion sys­tem deve­lop­ment
  • Direct injec­tion sys­tem deve­lop­ment (i.e. digi­tal rate shaping, 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

Er­war­te­te Qua­li­fi­ka­tio­nen:

  • 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 Die­sel 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

Un­ser An­ge­bot:

The posi­tion is limi­ted to 1 year and is to be fil­led as soon as pos­si­ble. An exten­sion for at least 2 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. Marco Günther
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 48080
Fax: +49 (0) 241 80 22996
Email: bewerbungen@vka.rwth-aachen.de

Please send your application by April 23, 2018 to
Lehrstuhl für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen
Forckenbeckstrasse 4
52074 Aachen