Research Assistant (male/female) (TV-L E13, 75%)

At the Institute of Applied Physics of the Physics and Astronomy Faculty at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena the following position concerning Laser aided 3D printing of new materials using ultrashort pulse laser radiation is to be filled as soon as possible:

Research Assistant (male/female) (TV-L E13, 75%)

Ihr Aufgabengebiet:

The investigation on new lightweight materials with extraordinary high stiffness characteristics is one of the most attracting research fields today. Highly sophisticated light weight structures based on new materials are a significant contribution to future energy- and resource management. A new material class are hyper-eutectic aluminum alloys. So fare, these metals cannot be processed using conventional additive manufacturing methods. In order to solve this problem, the application of ultrashort pulse laser radiation is one of the most promising approaches today.

The research topic focusses on new approaches for selective laser melting as a 3D printing method using ultrashort laser pulses. Adapted laser and processing parameters for ultrashort pulse based additive manufacturing will be developed. Therefore, an already existing automated printing module will be used, modified and upgraded by online monitoring capabilities (imaging, spectroscopy). A detailed characterization of the fabricated workpieces will be carried out in close cooperation with material scientists. In order to gain fundamental understanding of the underlying laser matter interaction, heating and melting processes will be studied on a theoretical basis and compared to the obtained experimental results. This project is embedded into the DFG-funded Priority Program SPP2122 “Materials for Additive Manufacturing”.

Ihr Profil:

Prerequisite is a successfully completed study (Master / Diploma) in physics or a comparable degree program. In the context of the work the possibility for obtaining a PhD is given and is expressly supported. The applicant should also have knowledge of laser physics as well as experimental experience in the planning and implementation of laser-optical test setups. Basic knowledge in simulation and programming skills in LabView and / or Matlab are required.

We offer:

  • attractive fringe benefits, e.g. Capital Assets, Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), occupational pensions (VBL)
  • an exciting field of activity with creative leeway
  • university health promotion and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours
  • salary in accordance with the terms of the collective agreement for the public service of the Länder (TV-L) in accordance with personal qualifications up to EG 13

The project is being carried out in close cooperation with the Otto-Schott-Institute of Material Research (OSIM) of the Friedrich-Schiller-University and the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. The position is limited to 3 years. The university aims to increase the proportion of women. Qualified women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Severely handicapped people are given preference in case of equal qualifications, aptitude and professional qualifications.

If you are interested, please send your documents mentioning the registration number 89/2019 until 30.04.2019 to:

Institute of Applied Physics
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15
07745 Jena
E-Mail: Stefan.Nolte(at)
Phone.: ++49 3641 947820

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