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CALLING ALL FUTURE EXPERTS IN WIND ENERGY! AT FRAUNHOFER MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TALENTS BY JOINING OUR WIND ENERGY TEAM. WE HAVE AN OPENING FOR AN EXCITING POSITION IN THE DIVISION »STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS« FOR A
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (M/F, POSTDOC)
The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES Northwest covers applied research and
development for the complete wind-power value chain. Its particular strength lies in the combination of a worldwide
unique test infrastructure with extensive expertise in reliability and validation. With more than 250 employees and
students at its headquarter in Bremerhaven as well as at its branches in Hanover, Bremen and Oldenburg, IWES Northwest
serves national and international clients. We are currently looking for a candidate to fill the above vacancy in our
department »Material Characterization and Structural Analysis« at our headquarters in Bremerhaven,
Germany, at the next available opportunity.
FIBER COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
What we expect from you
You have successfully completed an engineering degree in the field of mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, or a similar discipline and subsequently earned a doctorate in the same field. In addition, you also have a number of years of professional experience in academia and/or applied research. Your professional specialization is in analytical and numerical simulation (FEM) for mechanical components. Expertise in the field of experimental materials and structural testing as well as fiber composite materials is also desirable. Since Fraunhofer IWES Northwest performs a variety of duties at an international level, an excellent command of English is a prerequisite. You possess refined organizational and communication skills, a high level of self motivation, creativity, and flexibility, plus you enjoy working as part of a team.
What you can expect from us
Rotor blades are central components of wind turbine systems and subject to a wide range of requirements. The blades’ degree of aerodynamic efficiency must be high, the resulting loads must be low, and the production costs should ultimately prove as cost-effective as possible. These requirements concerning extreme operating demands and low structural costs can only be satisfied with state-of-the-art technology and optimal understanding of the systems involved.
As a postdoc researcher for fiber composite structural analysis you will take on the processing and management of public and industrial projects as well as providing support in the strategic, academic, and technological steering and further development of the department. Your duties will also include the acquisition, budgeting, and budget monitoring of R&D projects. Furthermore, your tasks will include the development of analytical and assessment methods. We offer responsible and varied work and the challenging environment of an international research institute. In addition, we offer a cooperative, open working climate, a broad range of duties, a very well equipped technical infrastructure and excellent personal and professional development opportunities.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is initially limited for 3 years.
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.
Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.
Please submit your online application until 20.02.2017:
Alternatively to the online application, you can apply by regular post. Please send your detailed application including all relevant documents with reference to the job number IWES-2017-8 to:
Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik IWES
Am Seedeich 45
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Ms. Mariel Busch
Phone: +49 471 14290-231
Additional information is available at: