Researcher (w/m/d)

Research Assistant/Associate



Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Schelenz


+49 241/80 96797



Chair for Wind Power Drives

Our profile

The Chair for Wind Power Drives at RWTH Aachen University researches in the field of drive systems for wind turbines (WT).

The acoustic behavior of a WT represents a key technology for using the entire surface potential and increasing acceptance.
Thus, the cause of disturbing noise components should already be identified during the design process and their transmission reduced
or even eliminated.

Your profile

- Motivation to work independently and on your own responsibility, communication and team skills, as well as a good command of the English and German language.
- Passionate approach to solving complex, interdisciplinary problems.
- Completed studies (master or comparable) as a mechanical engineer, industrial engineer or mechatronics technician.
- Knowledge of machine acoustics, FE and MKS.
- Experimental experience is desired.
- Basic knowledge of the functionalities of wind turbines is required.

Your responsibilities

to strengthen our team in the department Wind Plant and Farm Design with emphasis on modelling, simulation and transfer path
- Contributing in a research project with focus on acoustic modelling of overall WT system and transfer path analysis.
- Extending and improving of existing simulation models.
- Developing and optimizing of constructive measures to optimize acoustic transfer paths.
- Validating of the developed solutions during field tests.
- Cooperating with industrial partners and international research institutes.
- Possibility of obtaining a doctoral degree in the course of working on the research project.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a regular employee.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and auf 2 Jahre. An extension for another 3 years is planned.
This is a full-time position.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

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Application deadline:09.07.2020
Mailing Address:Herrn Professor Dr.-Ing. R. Schelenz
RWTH Aachen
CWD - Chair for Wind Power Drives
Campus-Boulevard 61
52074 Aachen
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