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Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

17 May 2021

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 81/2021 (1204)

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 (f/m/d) in the field of experimental oxygen research

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 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 students (f/m/d) in the field of experimental oxygen research.

The position is expected to be available from 1 June 2021 as part of a third-party funded project of DLR. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • Conducting experiments on electrolytic hydrogen gas evolution on micro electrodes

  • Research on the dynamics of individual as well as interacting bubbles (coalescence) in dependence of process parameters; characterization of the bubble’s shape, position and size using optical methods

  • Use of PIV-methods for investigation of the near-bubble flow of the electrolyte

  • Quantification of the impact of electrical and thermocapillary effects on the bubble dynamics


  • Above-average university degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering, chemistry or physics

  • Very good knowledge in fluid mechanics, and optical metrology are an advantage

  • Ability to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis and to work with international partners

  • Participation at parabolic flights experiments for carrying out experiments in zero gravity

  • Independent, structured, and target-oriented working style

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.