The Research Training Group (RTG) on Lorentz Force Velocimetry and Lorentz Force Eddy Current Testing at Ilmenau University of Technology offers the following open positions:
12 full-time research positions for doctoral students
2 full-time postdoctoral positions
2 qualification scholarships to prepare for doctoral studies
The positions start 01 January, 2010. In exceptional cases the candidate can be appointed slightly earlier or later. The research positions have a duration of three years and are paid according to the TVL E13 scale of the German public sector (35.000 – 40.000 EUR per year before tax depending on age and marital status). The postdoctoral positions have a duration of two years, can be extended, and are paid according to TVL E14 scale (40.000 – 45.000 EUR per year). The qualification scholarships have a duration of one year with a grant of approximately 15.000 EUR.
The measurement of flow velocities in hot and aggressive liquids like metal melts and molten glass is one of the grand challenges of industrial fluid mechanics. A physically closely related challenge is the detection of deeply lying flaws and inhomogeneities in electrically conducting solid materials. Since 2004, scientists and engineers at Ilmenau University of Technology have been developing two novel technologies termed Lorentz force velocimetry and Lorentz force eddy current testing to meet these challenges. Both technologies are based on measuring the Lorentz forces that are induced by the interaction of electrically conducting moving substances and magnetic fields. Further details can be found at http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/lorentz-force.
Successful candidates for the research positions should have
• an excellent Diploma or Master degree, preferably in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or applied mathematics,
• an excellent knowledge of the English language,
• a high motivation for interdisciplinary work in an international scientific team, and the commitment to complete the doctoral program within three years.
Experience in either fluid dynamics, force measurement, or high performance computing is helpful, but not required. Successful candidates for the postdoctoral positions should additionally have an excellent doctoral degree and a strong scientific background in either mathematical and numerical modeling or measurement technology and precision engineering.
Ilmenau University of Technology aims to establish gender equality and highly encourages women to apply. Handicapped applicants with identical qualification will be considered with priority. Special services are available concerning all social matters.
We invite all applicants to e-mail the complete set of documents in PDF format (see http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/lorentz-force/application) by 31 July, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the va-cancy number 34/2009.
Preliminary information can be obtained from the Head of the RTG, Professor André Thess (email@example.com) or the Scientific Coordinator of the RTG, Dr. Christian Karcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Christian Resagk
Ilmenau University of Technology