Research Assistant (m/f/d) as Computational Engineer for Aero Engines

Leibniz University Hannover
June 11, 2023
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The Institute for Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics (TFD) invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (m/f/d) as Computational Engineer for Aero Engines (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %) starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to a maximum of 3 years. The scope of the position corresponds to 100 % of the collectively agreed working hours.

The research focus of the TFD is the investigation of disruptive thermal turbomachinery. To strengthen our diverse and interdisciplinary team, we are looking for your support in the following tasks.

Job Description

You will prepare highly accurate experimental studies in multistage axial turbines using numerical methods. In the project, you will work with MTU Aero Engines to evaluate optimized designs of the shroud labyrinth seal of a low- pressure turbine. For the aerodynamic design, you will perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to derive the relevant aerodynamic loads. Based on the CFD results, an instrumentation concept for the test will be developed together with a test engineer. By means of FEM, the mechanical strength of the design is verified. You will accompany the commissioning of the test rig and the execution of the test in close cooperation with the test engineer. For the test evaluation, you will perform numerical flow simulations with adapted real boundary conditions to analyse the aerodynamic effect of the investigated design optimization on the overall turbine aerodynamics. A potential improvement of up to 0.25% points in the isentropic efficiency of aero engines is expected. You will thus make a direct contribution to reducing the environmental impact of aviation as a result of fuel savings. At the end of the project, you will have gone through the complete product development cycle using the example of a turbomachinery test bench as the responsible calculation engineer. The results of the project will be incorporated into the development of future aircraft engines at MTU Aero Engines. They therefore make a direct contribution to the transformation into a sustainable energy system.

We offer you the project with and without the goal of promotion.

Hiring Requirements

The prerequisite for employment is a university degree in mechanical or aeronautical engineering, or a comparable course of study with a focus on fluid mechanics, thermal turbomachinery, or aircraft propulsion.

Desired are:

  • Good to very good academic performance
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both spoken and written
  • Pleasure in joint scientific work
  • We offer

  • TFD operates a state-of-the-art experimental park at the newly built Campus Mechanical Engineering in Garbsen CMG and has access to modern high-performance computing centers
  • Early scientific independence with flexible working time models, allowing you to work independently on your tasks in a collegial working atmosphere
  • You will be able to present your results to partners from international industry and at international conferences and build up a personal network.
  • This is supported by our membership in the Collaborative Research Centers 871, 880 and 1463, in Centers of Competence with MTU Aero Engines, in the Cluster of Excellence 2163 SE²A and in the research networks LiFE and DEW.
  • Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part- time employment can be arranged upon request.

    The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

    Please send your application with the usual documents (incl. transcript of grades of the bachelor and master studies and certificate of general qualification for university entrance) by June 30, 2023 in electronic form to

    Email: [email protected]

    or alternatively by post to:

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Turbomaschinen und Fluid-Dynamik (TFD) z. Hd. Herrn Wein An der Universität 1 30823 Garbsen

    For further information, please contact Dr.-Ing. Lars Wein (Tel.: 0511 762-2347). Further information about the institute can be found at: https: //

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