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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty III - Insti­tute of Mater­i­als Sci­ences and Tech­no­lo­gies / Mater­i­als Engin­eer­ing

Research Assist­ant (PhD can­did­ate) - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted - part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

We are look­ing for a highly motiv­ated PhD stu­dent/research assist­ant for our DFG-fun­ded pro­ject "Multi length-scale char­ac­ter­isa­tion of micro­struc­ture/geo­metry inter­ac­tions for tail­or­ing prop­er­ties of open-cell Al alloy foams". Together with our pro­ject part­ner, the Foundry Insti­tute of RWTH Aachen, we aim at under­stand­ing micro-, meso- and mac­ro­struc­tural con­tri­bu­tions to the mech­an­ical beha­viour of Al-based open-cell metal foams. The team at TU Ber­lin is respons­ible for the mech­an­ical char­ac­ter­isa­tion of struts, cell and foam spe­ci­mens and for the char­ac­ter­isa­tion of load-induced micro­struc­tural changes. Spe­cific­ally, the pos­i­tion com­prises the fol­low­ing tasks:
  • devel­op­ment and design of advanced, non-stand­ard test­ing tech­niques
  • per­form­ing ex situ and in situ ten­sion/bend­ing/com­pres­sion tests, includ­ing spe­ci­men pre­par­a­tion
  • ana­lysis and eval­u­ation of the res­ults using ana­lyt­ical, numer­ical and the­or­et­ical approaches
  • trans­mis­sion and high res­ol­u­tion scan­ning elec­tron micro­scopy, includ­ing spe­ci­men pre­par­a­tion, of mech­can­ic­ally loaded states
  • devel­op­ment of the the­or­et­ical and sci­entific fun­da­ment­als of the research work
  • cur­rent up-date of the state of the art, includ­ing lit­er­at­ure research and eval­u­ation
  • pre­par­a­tion of manuscripts for pub­lic­a­tion of the res­ults in highly rated sci­entific journ­als
  • pre­par­a­tion of abstracts and present­a­tion of the res­ults in national and inter­na­tional con­fer­ernces
  • act­ive par­ti­cip­a­tion in pro­ject meet­ings and pre­par­a­tion of the neces­sary doc­u­ments and reports
The future team mem­bers shall fur­ther take part in admin­is­trat­ive, organ­isa­tional and pub­lic rela­tion tasks within the pro­ject.
PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible.

Require­ments:

  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted sci­entific uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in mater­i­als sci­ence, mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing or sim­ilar dis­cip­lines;
  • exper­i­ence and tal­ent in per­form­ing sci­entific exper­i­ments;
  • deep interest in the devel­op­ment and char­ac­ter­isa­tion of light metal foams;
  • keen interest and skill in the devel­op­ment, design and per­form­ing of non-stand­ard mech­an­ical test­ing set-ups;
  • struc­tured work­ing, organ­isa­tional skills and good time man­age­ment;
  • abil­ity and keen interest to work in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary, inter­cul­tural team, sense of respons­ib­il­ity and reli­ab­il­ity;
  • very good know­ledge of Eng­lish in writ­ing and speak­ing, spe­cific­ally excel­lent skills in writ­ing sci­entific texts and in the oral present­a­tion of sci­entific res­ults;
  • very good know­ledge in Ger­man or basic know­ledge and keen interest to improve Ger­man speak­ing skills to a level allow­ing tech­nical dis­cus­sions with other team embers;
  • keen interest in achiev­ing a doc­tor­ate;
  • will­ing­ness for national and inter­na­tional work­ing travel, espe­cially to pro­ject meet­ings at RWTH Aachen

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber III-923/19 and the usual doc­u­ments to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät III, Insti­tut für Werkstoffwis­senschaften und –tech­no­lo­gien, FG Werkstoff­tech­nik, Prof. Dr. Claudia Fleck, Sekr. EB 13, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin or by e-mail (in one pdf-doc­u­ment) to office@fgwtberlin.tu-berlin.de.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.