Research Assistant (m/f/d) in the Competence Field "Design of Composite Structures"

Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW), Kaiserslautern

The Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW) GmbH is one of the world's leading research institutes in the field of composite materials. We investigate and develop the entire value chain of composite materials "from the scientific fundamentals to the component".

To strengthen our team in the „Design of Composite Structures“-we are looking for a

Research Assistant (m/f/d)

You task:

The competence field „Design of Composite Structures“ deals with the stress and production-oriented development of optimized lightweight structures made of fibre-reinforced plastic composites (FRP) for new applications as well as for the substitution of existing structures made of other materials. Finite element program systems (e.g. ABAQUS), special meshing and CAD programs (e.g. ANSA, SolidWorks) and optimization tools are used.

  • Scientific work on research projects with a focus on pressure vessel development (FE simulation, material and component testing) for hydrogen storage with maximum lightweight construction quality and optimum utilization of space in the aircraft
  • Acquisition of research projects
  • Presentation of research results at internal and external events
  • Supervising the research work of students

Your profile:

  • You work analytically, precisely, in a structured manner and you´re very well organized and highly motivated
  • You develop customized solutions independently and creatively
  • You value open and clear communication
  • You are collegial/cooperative and are characterized by a high willingness to learn and perform
  • You have very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • You have an above-average university degree (Dipl.-Ing., Master) or another comparable qualification, desired specialization (mechanical engineering, materials engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering or similar
  • You have extensive knowledge in the creation of 3D models and CAD drawings, preferably with SolidWorks, ideally with relevant experience in finite element analysis

What we offer:

  • Collaboration with national, international and multidisciplinary teams
  • Possibility for a doctorate
  • Flexible working hours (Work-Life-Balance)
  • Remuneration in line with the public sector including the usual social benefits and the possibility of a company pension scheme as well as an allowance for capital-forming benefits
  • A varied further education programs, sports activities, joint leisure events
  • Health days and company integration management
  • Support with care services in the family environment

IVW is committed to the employment of people with disabilities: Applications from severely disabled persons and persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration if they are suitable.

IVW sees itself as a modern and cosmopolitan employer. We welcome your application regardless of your age, gender, cultural and social background, religion, worldview, disability or sexual identity. We promote gender equality.

For further information, please contact Dr.-Ing. Nicole Motsch-Eichmann

E-Mail: nicole.motsch(at)ivw.uni-kl.de Tel: 0631/2017-423

Please send your complete application to:                                                                                 

Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH                                                                                                                                     


Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße 58

67663 Kaiserslautern

E-Mail: personalwesen(at)ivw.uni-kl.de