As part of the Institute, the Department of Transport processes at interfaces (FWDT) invites applications as
PhD student (f/m/d)
The position will be available immediately. The employment contract is limited to three years. The place of work is Dresden. The working time amounts to 29.25 h/week.
In the Institute of Fluid Dynamics, a position as PhD student is to be filled which is subject to the approval of a third-party-funded project, with the following range of tasks: Topic is the enhancement of the extraction rate of rare earth ions by implementing magnetic fields in the two-phase system of organic and aqueous phase. Relevant tasks include
the construction of experimental setups, automated by LabVIEW, for lab and microgravity experiments,
the experimental analysis of the Kelvin-force-driven convection during the mass transfer by means of Mach-Zehnder interferometry and Micro-PIV,
the study of the magnetophoresis of organic droplets with similar methods and
active participation in a parabolic flight campaign.
experienced experimentalist with strong background in fluid dynamics and optical measurement techniques
very good Diploma or Master university degree in either: Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or a comparable discipline
preferably prior knowledge in Mach-Zehnder interferometry, Micro-PIV and magnetism
self-dependent working style, problem-solving skills in experimental set-up and instrumentation
strong communication skills in an international project team
stress resistance, willingness to travel for microgravity experiments
a vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund
30 vacation days per year
company pension scheme (VBL)
a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:
possibility to work part-time
flexible working hours
in-house health management
Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our online application system.
The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.