Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien - IWT Bremen

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Research on material-oriented future technologies.

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Due to the current risk assessment with regard to the corona virus, the presence at the Leibniz-IWT was initially reduced to the necessary minimum until 04/19/2020. Your contact persons currently work from home and can still be reached electronically - preferably by e-mail. The telephone exchanges of Leibniz-IWT (0421/218-51400) and MPA (0421/53708-0) are also manned and will be happy to help you with general enquiries.

 

Since 1950, research has been conducted at Leibniz-IWT in Bremen on highly stressed metallic structural materials.

At Leibniz-IWT, material engineering, process engineering and production engineering competences are combined in one institute.

This interdisciplinary cooperation enables the scientists to map and research overarching issues of high practical relevance of highly stressed components along the entire process chain.

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2020 / April

Scientific Priorities / Scientific Departments

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Process & Chemical Engineering
  • Institute for Materials Testing

Alloys, powder production, 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing

The cross-process chain consideration of the production of highly stressed metallic components has been an important element of the research strategy of Leibniz-IWT for many years. Thanks to the interdisciplinary competences at Leibniz-IWT, the entire process chain for additive manufacturing, from alloy development and powder production to quality-assured high-strength components, can be represented.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Process & Chemical Engineering
  • Institute for Materials Testing

Materials Science

Materials Science

Our material engineering expertise includes heat treatment of metals, surface technology, characterization of material structure, mechanical material properties and optimization of material properties for operational use. In addition, we carry out tests and investigations of damage claims and provide advice and expert opinions for industry, authorities and private individuals.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Process & Chemical Engineering
  • Institute for Materials Testing

Manufacturing Technologies

Manufacturing Technologies

Our production engineering expertise includes the determination of the interactions in separating (cutting) and forming processes. The focus is on the design of process chains and process integration in production engineering, process-related quality testing and production measurement technology, process simulation and the development of principles and processes for the manufacture of innovative products in microtechnology, medical technology and aerospace technology.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Process & Chemical Engineering
  • Institute for Materials Testing

Process & Chemical Engineering

Process & Chemical Engineering

Our process engineering expertise includes the production, processing, modelling and characterisation of particles in the gas phase, reactive and non-reactive spray and layer formation processes (e.g. flame spray pyrolysis, spray compacting, powder production, spray cooling), in combination with process simulation and optimisation using multiphase models as well as process and particle characterisation using electromagnetic waves.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Process & Chemical Engineering
  • Institute for Materials Testing

Institute for Materials Testing

Institute for Materials Testing

The Institute of Materials Testing offers services and research in the field of materials and building material testing and damage analysis. Our competencies include testing, monitoring, certification, asbestos testing, monument preservation research, recycling and recovery of valuable materials in the building industry, cryo-microscopy, damage analysis.

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The Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering (IWT) is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on materials science, manufacturing technologies and process engineering. The IWT cooperates closely with the University of Bremen. A total of more than 170 employees carry out basic and applied research within the framework of national and international projects.


To strengthen our team, the Materials Engineering department is looking for a
Research Associate (m/f/d)
Code No. W 20-2


to work in the sub-department of Lightweight Materials. The post is to be filled as quickly as possible, subject to the release thereof.
Remuneration is based on the TV-L E13. The post is initially limited until 31.12.2022. Subject to successful project work and further financing by the funding bodies, an extension of the employment relationship is possible. The weekly working time is 39.2 hours. A deviation from the standard working hours is negotiable.
The opportunity of gaining a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) is offered and encouraged.


Your tasks:

  • Focus: Working on a subproject in the DFG (German Research Foundation) Research Group 3022 “Ultrasonic Monitoring of Fibre-Metal-Laminates using integrated Sensors” and thereby characterizing and classifying impact damages, as may occur in aircraft, in particular by means of non-destructive methods such as X-ray microscopy for damage identification and diagnosis systems
  • Independent and responsible handling of complex R&D tasks in the field of hybrid materials
  • Basic scientific research and identification of promising approaches for implementation in successful application-oriented projects
  • Regular publication of the results in scientific and application-related journals
  • Active participation in project meetings, closed meetings as well as conferences

Your profile:

  • You have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Production Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Chemistry, with a focus on materials science, manufacturing technologies, process engineering, industrial engineering or aerospace
  • You have proven knowledge and practical experience in the field of non-destructive testing (ultrasound, computer tomography or X-ray microscopy) and/or impact testing (e.g. low-velocity)
  • You have in-depth knowledge of Matlab, Python, machine learning tools or Six Sigma tools
  • You are able to communicate and present technical / scientific contexts in a structured, comprehensible and confident way
  • You demonstrate an appropriate willingness to travel, e.g. to attend project meetings, closed meetings and conferences (approximately one trip per month including an overnight stay)
  • We expect a considerable amount of personal commitment and determination in the accomplishment of your tasks as well as a high degree of willingness to learn, even when it comes to new methods and approaches.

The Leibniz IWT advocates gender equality and aims to increase the proportion of women in technical occupations. Applications from women are therefore expressly welcomed.


Please send your written application with relevant and complete documents, preferably by e-mail, citing the above code number by 13.04.2020 at the latest to:


Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien – IWT
HR Department
Badgasteiner Str. 3
D-28359 Bremen
E-mail: bewerbung@iwt-bremen.de Further information: http://www.iwt-bremen.de/en/


Please state in your documents how you found out about the advertised position.
For any further technical questions, please contact Dr. von Hehl, Head of the Lightweight Materials Department (vonhehl@iwt-bremen.de, Tel. +49 421 218-51325).