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Doctoral Student (m/f/d) Investigation and Modelling of Hydrogen Effusion in Electrochemically Plated Ultra-High-Strength-Steels – 2020/WZ 2

The Institute of Materials Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking to fill the position of a Doctoral Student for the Clean Sky project

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 07 Oct 2020
  • Germany | Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
  • Date posted: 11 Sep 2020
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Materials science  | Computational science & software engineering 

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to:

HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close co-operation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions.

At the Institute of Materials Research some 200 scientists conduct research in the five sub-institutes “Materials Mechanics”, “Materials Physics”, “Materials Technology”, “Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC” and “Metallic Biomaterials”.

The Institute of Materials Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking to fill the position of a doctoral student (m/f/d) for the project Clean Sky: H2Free – Investigation and modelling of hydrogen effusion in electrochemically plated ultra-high-strength-steels used for landing gear structures. The position is initially limited for three years.

Your tasks

  • Hydrogen effusion model development and implementation for (coated) UHSS materials.
  • Identification and calibration of model parameters in strong interaction with experimentalists of the project partners.
  • Analysis of simulation results by post-processing tools and contribution to processing and testing optimization.
  • Active collaboration and exchange with industrial software developers.
  • Publication and presentation of your scientific results in consortia meetings, international scientific journals and at international conferences and workshops.
  • Contribution to project documentation.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in computational engineering, engineering science, materials science and chemistry, mechanical engineering or physics.
  • Demonstrated experiences in utilizing numerical simulation software tools (COMSOL, FEniCS, ANSYS or similar).
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant theoretical foundations (materials science, hydrogen embrittlement, diffusion and transport, coating technologies).
  • Programming skills in C++, Python would be beneficial.
  • Commitment and passion for performing high-quality research for a topic dedicated to the highest level of safety in aircraft engineering.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists.

We offer you

  • Multinational work environment with more than 1000 colleagues from more than 50 nations.
  • Extensive options of vocational training (i.e. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars).
  • Flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career.
  • Excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces.
  • An appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector.


Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2020/WZ 2.

Please start the online application process for this offered position via category Career & Campus.


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