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.
- 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
- 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
Badgasteiner Str. 3
E-mail: email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +49 421 218-51325).