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Place of work:

Working hours:
19,5 h/week

16 April 2021

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 54/2021 (1177)

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

Researcher (PhD student) (f/m/d) Process Engineering, Recycling

As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The aim of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technologies (HIF) is to develop innovative technologies for the raw materials sector to make available primary and secondary metallic and mineral resources more efficiently and work on solutions to enable a sustainable circular economy.

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

Researcher (PhD student) (f/m/d) Process Engineering, Recycling

The position will be available from 1st June 2021. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • Working on a research topic in a large German joint project as part of a research platform in the field of recycling of hydrogen electrolyzers
  • Experimental work on fine particle separation of substance mixtures by heterocoagulation using the example of selective flocculation and flotation
  • Experimental work on material characterization with methods of automated mineralogy and mass balancing in mechanical recycling processes
  • Extended development of technical procedures and methods in the laboratory and up to the mini-pilot scale
  • Modeling of processes, data evaluation and digitization
  • scientific publishing


  • above-average university degree (diploma or master's) in process engineering, environmental technology, chemical engineering, technical chemistry, mechanical engineering, applied natural sciences or related courses of study
  • knowledge of the basic processes of mechanical process engineering
  • knowledge of programming
  • good written and spoken English knowledge

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • The employment contract is limited to three years with the possibility of longer-term prospects
  • 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.