Vacancy Notice No. 76E/2017

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter. All research is conducted in close collaboration with other members of the Helmholtz Association as well as with universities, non-university affiliated research institutes, and industry.

For additional information please visit: https://www.hzdr.de.

The Institute of Fluid Dynamics invites applications as

Early Stage Researcher (m/f) / PhD Student (m/f) for new concepts for control in continious casting using electrical and magnetic tomography

This position is part of the European Innovative Training Network Smart Tomographie Sensors for Advanced Industrial Process Control (TOMOCON). For further information about the network, please visit www.tomocon.eu .

The position will be available from 1 April 2018. The employment contract is limited to three years which includes the possibility for the graduation at the Technische Universität Dresden. The regular weekly working time will be 39 hours. The salary is based on the European Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network TOMOCON. For further information, please visit the page http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-msca_en.pdf (pages 67-72). The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf. The candidate (m/f) will also spend secondments for technical and scientific training at Primetals (Austria), Tata Steel Europe (The Nederlands), University of Bath (UK), and Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic).


  • distinct university graduation in engineering or natural science, preferably in electrical or process engineering
  • programming skills
  • experience in flow measurement and sensor technology
  • profound knowledge in mathematical modelling
  • basic skills in system and control theory
  • strong interest in interdisciplinary scientific work
  • good proficiency in the Eglish language


  • enhance an existing model of a continuous caster with several actuators and two tomographic sensors
  • realization of the control loop for the demonstrator based on both tomographic sensors
  • adapt contactless inductive flow tomography (CIFT) for this particular setup and develop a real time reconstruction algorithm
  • fundamental scientific analyses, engineering design and construction of a technical demonstrator

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Thomas Wondrak, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2489, Prof. Dr. Uwe Hampel, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2772 or Dr. Sven Eckert, Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2132, 3563.

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 25 October 2017 only via Online application (English / German).

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.

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