Veronika Kovzel
Phone: +49 351 260 3231

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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Eckert Tel.: +49 351 260 3860,
Dr. Zhe Lei Tel.: +49 351 260 3866,
Mrs. Teresa Schurz Tel.: +49 351 260 3876

Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

30 October 2020

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 143/2020 (1064)

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)

As 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 Institut FWD

As part of the Institute, the Department of FWDT invites applications as

PhD student (m/f/d)

The position will be available from 01.12.2020. The employment contract is limited to 3 years.


  • In the Institute of Fluid Dynamics, a position as PhD student is to be filled which is subject to the approval
    of a third-party funded project, with the following range of tasks:
    Topic is the enhancement of the extraction rate of rare earth ions by implementing magnetic fields in the
    two-phase system of organic and aquoues phase. Relevant tasks include
    • the construction of experimentals
      setups, automized by LabVIEW, for lab and microgravity experiments,
    • the experimental analysis
      of the Kelvin-force-driven convection during the mass transfer by means of Mach-Zehnder
      interferometry and Micro-PIV,
    • the study of the magnetophoresis of organic droplets with similar
      methods and
    • active participation in a parabolic flight campaign.


  • Experienced experimentalist with strong background in fluid dynamics and optical measurement
  • Very good Diploma or Master university degree in either: Mechanical Engineering, Process
    Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or a comparable discipline
  • Preferably prior knowledge in Mach-Zehnder interferometry, Micro-PIV and magnetism
  • Self-dependent working style, problem-solving skills in experimental set-up and instrumentation
  • Strong communication skills in an international project team
  • Stress resistance, willingness to travel for microgravity experiments

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TvöD-Bund
  • 30 Vacation Days per year
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German