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Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

15 October 2022

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English / German
Job-Id: 2022/157 (1501)

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PhD Student (f/m/d) Photogrammetry in froth flotation

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.400 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

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 (f/m/d) Photogrammetry in froth flotation.

The position will be available from 1 January 2023. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Your tasks:

  • Set up and calibrate a suitable image recording for photogrammetry of froth surfaces

  • Investigation of the relationship between the rheology of the froth and the surface shape during froth flow over a weir

  • Investigation of the correlation between the surface shape of the foam and the recovery of valuable particles during froth flotation

  • Integrating these correlations into a machine learning environment for controlling the froth flotation cell

    For detailed information please go to: https://bit.ly/3erl6r5

Your profile:

  • Very good graduation from a university in the field of Physics, Information Technology, Electrical, Mechanical or Process Engineering
  • High motivation for self-dependent research in the field of foam flow and measurement
  • Preferably knowledge/experience in foam, optical measurement technique or machine-learning
  • 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

Our offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • The employment contract is limited to three years
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • An employer subsidy for the VVO job ticket

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