Research Assistant/Associate

PhD students (m/f) for "Fuel-Cell-Systems" (VKA-No.: 18106)



Dr. Marco Günther


+49 241 80 48080



Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)

Our profile

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.

Your profile

-University degree (Master or equivalent) in mechanical or electrical engineering with concentration on control technology or comparable disciplines is preferred
-Pronounced basic knowledge at the above-mentioned working priorities
-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
-Creativity, flexibility, team ability

Your responsibilities

Mechanical or electrical engineer with the main focus on fuel cell / battery systems & control technology.

-Set-up of simulation models for subsystems to the entire powertrain
-Set-up and testing of controls and control algorithms on research carriers inclusively V2V and V2X infrastructure
-Development of smart operation strategies with minimized energy demand
-Supervision of component test benches
-Supervision of System test benches
-X-in-the-loop activities (i.e. HiL, MiL, SiL)
-Collaboration in the field of vehicle calibration

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a regular employee.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and limited to 1 year . An extension up to 4 years is provided
The standard weekly hours will be 39,83 .
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

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Application deadline:29.04.2020
Mailing Address:Lehrstuhl für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen
Forckenbeckstrasse 4
52074 Aachen