Engineer (m/f/d) for structural analyses

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald

Type of Job


Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: gw23/025

Job offer from September 05, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is one of the leading centres for fusion research and is engaged in developing the physical foundations for a future fusion power plant. The institute is affiliated to the European Fusion Programme.

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics is looking for an engineer or physicists (m/f/d) with a focus on FEM structural analysis to carry out research work in the "Engineering Analysis" group of the Stellarator Dynamics and Transport Division (E5) at the large-scale experiment Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) at the Greifswald branch.

Your tasks

  • Calculation of mechanical, electromechanical and thermal operating limits of plant components and structures using complex FE models
  • Further development and benchmarking of existing global FE models
  • Development and enhancement of specialised auxiliary programs using MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Evaluation of calculation results using relevant standards
  • Independent processing, evaluation and documentation of your tasks, as well as publication of highlights of your work in relevant journals.

Your profile/Our requirements

  • Completed scientific or university studies in an engineering science (e.g. MSc in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering) or experimental physics
  • Application-ready programming skills in Python, Matlab, C++, Java or Fortran and a confident handling of versioning systems (git/svn)
  • Relevant experience in the use of "ANSYS Workbench" as well as knowledge of "ANSYS APDL”
  • Very good English or German language skills for communication in an international team and for presenting complex scientific and technical issues.

Your preferable abilities

  • Professional experience in mechanical structural analysis
  • Experience in the design of fusion equipment and with the materials used there
  • Ability to work under time pressure, on your own, but also in a team
  • Ability to work within and to present to an international team of scientists
  • Ability to carry out independent research with own innovations.

We offer

  • An interesting research job with challenging tasks at the interface of science and engineering in one of the largest research institutes for fusion research
  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Training and opportunities for further education
  • Company pension scheme.
The position is available immediately and limited to a duration of two years. The salary is based on the assignment of tasks and qualifications and goes up to pay group 13 according to the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund). The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

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Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 06.10.2023.
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