Nicole Seifert
Phone: +49 351 260 2083
Fax: +49 351 260 12083

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Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

30 November 2019

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 124/2019 (907)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

PhD Student (m/f/d)

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Institute of Fluid Dynamics is conducting basic and applied research in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics in order to improve the sustainability, the energy efficiency and the safety of industrial processes.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Transport processes at interfaces, invites applications as PhD Student (m/f/d). The position will be available from 1st March 2020. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • development of an experimental setup for the simultaneous measurement of bubble shape and surrounding flow field, induced by ultrasound or mechanic oscillations
  • carrying out systematic measurements on bubble oscillations (shadowgraphy) and velocity fields (Micro-PIV) for different surfactant solutions and ultrasound fields
  • investigation of interaction between dispersed hydrophobic particles and bubbles under ultrasound stimulation
  • application of findings in the framework of froth flotation


  • very good graduation from a university in the field of physics, chemistry, mechanical or process engineering
  • high motivation for self-dependent research in the field of multi-phase flow
  • preferably knowledge/experience in fluid mechanics, optical measurement technique, ultrasound
  • team-minded, high interest in cooperations on experimental, numerical or theoretical topics with local colleagues and international partners
  • structured and goal-oriented organisation of work
  • Along with your application documents please submit your approach and solution for the following problem:
    • Under water, a plane, sinusoidal ultrasound wave of 1 MHz frequency and 1000 kW/m2 intensity hits a spherical particle with 10 micrometer diameter and 5 kg/m3 density. The particle
      oscillates in longitudinal direction. What order of magnitude is the amplitude of this movement?

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, approach and solution of the task etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German