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RWTH Aachen - Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives

The chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems is part of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives and is based in the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University. We are the biggest research group on university level (~ 70 scientists and engineers and more than 80 students) which focuses on the basics of battery technology and the system integration. We aim to understand the fundamentals of all relevant technologies and based on this simulate the electric, thermal and degradation behavior as well as implement diagnostic algorithms. We utilize high-end laboratory equipment, operate the biggest battery test centers at German universities, develop the needed electronics and prototype test equipment. Applications for our developments include mobile transportation (e.g. hybrid and electric vehicles, busses, on-board power supply) and stationary storage (e.g. off-grid power supply). By systematically analyzing the requirements of the applications, we can design the storage system and implement operating strategies and diagnostics. In conclusion, our research provides valuable contributions to important topics like electromobility and the transition to clean energy.
Our work environment promises an exciting scientific job while also allowing for family planning.

Research Assistant/Associate

Work­ing field:

You actively work on pro­jects regar­ding the model­ling and simu­la­tion of lead-acid-bat­te­ries for mobile and sta­tio­nary app­li­ca­ti­ons. Our algo­rithms for SLI bat­te­ries are used in mil­li­ons of vehi­cles.
Your work could be cen­te­red around:
  • Deve­lop­ment of phy­si­cal-che­mi­cal and electric/ther­mal bat­tery models
  • Deve­lop­ment and design of expe­ri­ments for the para­me­te­riza­t­ion of the models
The super­vi­sion of stu­dents’ the­ses is wis­hed for and an invol­ve­ment in teaching is pos­si­ble addi­tio­nally to your pro­ject rela­ted tasks. Tech­ni­cal dis­cus­sions with your col­leagues and in pro­ject con­sor­tia is pos­si­ble and wis­hed for since most topics are lin­ked by the focus on app­li­ca­tion. Our equip­ment inclu­des state of the art electri­cal and phy­si­cal-che­mi­cal tes­ting set-ups for cha­rac­te­ri­zing bat­tery sys­tems and the nee­ded hard­ware to per­form the simu­la­ti­ons.

Require­ments:

Do you want to par­ti­ci­pate in the rese­arch on tech­no­lo­gi­cal and social chal­len­ges asso­cia­ted with the tran­si­tion to sustainable energy? Do you enjoy working on tech­ni­cal details and don’t lose sight of the big pic­ture? You fit our team, if you enjoy working wit­hin a big­ger group which focus­ses on rese­ar­ching the sto­rage of energy and you like to inde­pendently deve­lop solu­ti­ons for tech­ni­cal pro­blems.
We employ co-workers with a mas­ter degree (or equi­va­lent) in electri­cal engi­nee­ring, phy­sics, pro­cess engi­nee­ring, mate­ri­als sci­ence, infor­ma­tics or other rele­vant cour­ses.
You are inte­rested in co-working in pro­jects with part­ners from indus­try and aca­de­mia. Prior know­ledge of ther­mal and FVM model­ling and the basics about elec­tro­che­mi­cal sys­tems is bene­fi­cial but not a neces­sity.

What we of­fer:

The posi­tion is for 2 years and is to be fil­led as soon as pos­si­ble. An exten­sion of the con­tract for at least one year is plan­ned. This is a full-time posi­tion. It is also avail­able as part-time employ­ment per request.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date has the oppor­tu­nity to pur­sue a doc­to­ral degree.

The salary cor­re­sponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, disa­b­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­pre­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The prin­ci­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit.

How to ap­ply:

For further details, please contact
Moritz Teuber
Tel.: +49 (0) 2418099616
Email: al-mal@isea.rwth-aachen.de

For further information, please visit our website at:
http://www.isea.rwth-aachen.de

Please send your application by June 30, 2018 to
Moritz Teuber
Jägerstr. 17-19
52066 Aachen
Germany

You can also send your application via email to al-mal@isea.rwth-aachen.de. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.