|Department||Turbomachinery and Propulsion|
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“A scientist studies what is, whereas an engineer creates what never was“, Théodore von Kármán
We are seeking a full-time Research Engineer to join the von Karman Institute in the Department of Turbomachinery and Propulsion. As part of a team investigating advanced technologies for future aero-engine turbomachinery, you will support the experimental research programs in tight collaboration with leading industry partners. In a fast-changing world committed to greener energy conversion technologies, the research effort of the Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department focuses on advancing turbomachinery further for the transformation into a carbon-neutral technology.
The Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department operates experimental facilities to perform aerothermal tests on future technologies for gas turbine components at engine representative conditions. We develop and implement novel measurement techniques and high-precision instrumentation for research and for industry applications. We advance data assimilation techniques for hybrid experimental testing, robust uncertainty quantification and multi-physics design and optimization with growing application of machine learning algorithms.
As a research engineer, you will be responsible for the design, execution and management of measurement test campaigns investigating the aerodynamics of transonic compressors of novel aircraft engines. Most of the research activities are carried out by a combination of experiments and computational modelling. You will organize the research data and report results and findings to colleagues and external sponsors. You will have the opportunity to present your research work at international conferences and publish high-quality scientific articles.
What we offer:
Please, submit your online application on this website with the following documents
- Cover letter highlighting your motivations and qualifications for the position
Further information on the position and informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Bayindir H. Saracoglu (Research Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org, to Prof. Sergio Lavagnoli (email@example.com) and Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto (firstname.lastname@example.org).