Research Associate in the Reliability Analysis and Development of Predictive Maintenance Strategies for Offshore Applications

RWTH Aachen University



Our Profile

The Institute of Machine Elements and System Development researches the fundamental structural and tribological behavior of machine elements and maps this into experimentally validated model descriptions. These model descriptions are used to analyze and design the functional, loss and noise behavior of entire technical systems with a focus on the drive technology of wind turbines and mobile working machines. The result is computational and constructive designs of concrete technical solutions including proof of the required system properties on large test benches.

Your Profile

- Above-average degree (Master or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering, mechatronics or similar. 
- Responsible and practice-oriented way of working 
- Good ability to communicate in a team 
- Interest in interdisciplinary, industry -oriented research in an international environment 
- Safe written and oral handling of the German and English language 
- High interest in scientific training and creative work 
- Strong organizational skills 
- For working on the research topics If you need a background in reliability analysis, you do not need it (you may also be familiar with the thesis)

Your Tasks

- Independent and goal-oriented processing of public and industrially funded research projects in the field of predictive maintenance 
- Systematic, model-based analysis of the reliability of existing propulsion systems 
- Development of innovative maintenance strategies 
- Conducting test bench tests for model validation 
- Regular presentation of the project results abroad in front of renowned companies 
- Intensive support of students Assistants and graduate workers

Our Range

Recruitment is in the employment relationship. 
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and limited to 1 year. The possibility of extension by two years exists. 
This is a full time position. 
There is a doctoral option. 
The position is rated with EG 13 TV-L. 

The RWTH is certified as a family-friendly university. 
The job advertisement is aimed at all genders. 
We want to promote the careers of women at RWTH Aachen and are therefore looking forward to receiving applicants.
Women are given preference for equal qualifications, aptitude and professional performance, provided that they are underrepresented in the organizational unit and do not prevail in the person of a competitor. 
Applications of suitable disabled people are expressly desired. 
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Institute for Machine Elements and System Development
RWTH Aachen University
Mrs. Jenny Teßmann
52056 Aachen

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