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Full Professor in "Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Vehicles"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in "Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Vehicles" to begin in summer semester 2022. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future to TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Vehicles with a focus on aeromechanics of rotors and propellers and sizing and engineering of VTOL configurations. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other candidates will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than February 7, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Full Professor in "Space Propulsion"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in "Space Propulsion" to begin in winter semester 2021/22. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future also the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Furthermore, collaboration with aerospace industrial partners in the area of Munich will be pursued.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. System competence in the field of launchers and space propulsion is a pre-requisite. We seek to appoint an expert in the
research area of Space Propulsion with experience in the sectors of non-equilibrium combustion processes and transient performance of space propulsion systems. A novel system test facility is to be developed and used for innovation in bearing arrangements, sealing concepts and rotor dynamics. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding
doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed
professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other
candidates will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at
www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Full Professor in "Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in "Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems" to begin in winter semester 2021/22. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future also the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Furthermore, collaboration with aerospace industrial partners in the area of Munich will be pursued.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of high-speed transportation systems with a focus on driving forward technically and scientifically important key and system technologies as well as contributing to the demonstration of the feasibility of the hyperloop concept in the context of system demonstrators. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding
doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. Furthermore, proven experience in one of the key technologies and high overall system competence is desired.

Our Offer
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common
interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed
professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other
candidates will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at
www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies" W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in winter semester 2021/22.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future to the TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies with a focus on research and
development of enabling technologies for lunar, planetary, and asteroid missions, in particular technologies for robotic surface missions, for in situ resource utilization (ISRU), and for environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS) as well as R&D activities in the upcoming NASA/ESA New Frontier program. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications as other candidates will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Geschlossene Verfahren

Professor in "Earth System Modelling"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Earth System Modelling", W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in summer 2021.

Scientific Environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. Our aim is to become the leading European institution in the field of Aerospace and Geodesy. From new transport systems to communication and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision: In interaction with the geodetic disciplines, aerospace is becoming a "mission earth", which will take the mobility on and above the earth into new dimensions and will radically change our everyday life (www.lrg.tum.de). Research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of different TUM departments and Integrative Research Centers as well as from cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Aerospace and other research institutions. The professorship will be located at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn in the south of Munich, which is also home to world-renowned industry.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Earth System Modelling with a focus on numerical-physical modelling of the Earth system and (further) development of an integrated Earth system model. The professorship will work at the interface to climate sciences.
Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs and especially in the master program "Earth-Oriented Space Science and Technology". We expect participation in conception and implementation of new study programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with an university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level.
International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.
Candidates should possess a full commitment to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (BMBF, DFG, EU etc.) as well as a proven ability and experience in research or science management.

Our Offer
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application in English no later than August 9, 2020 to the Managing Director of the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn (Germany). Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Orbital Mechanics and Space Mission Design"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Orbital Mechanics and Space Mission Design", W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in summer 2021.

Scientific Environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. Our aim is to become the leading European institution in the field of Aerospace and Geodesy. From new transport systems to communication and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision: In interaction with the geodetic disciplines, aerospace is becoming a "mission earth", which will take the mobility on and above the earth into new dimensions and will radically change our everyday life (www.lrg.tum.de). Research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of different TUM departments and Integrative Research Centers as well as from cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Aerospace and other research institutions. The professorship will be located at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn in the south of Munich, which is also home to world-renowned industry.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Orbital Mechanics and Space Mission Design with a focus on the development of methods for optimization of satellite orbits, constellations, formations and interplanetary trajectories under the influence of (non-)gravitational perturbations. The professorship will develop novel mission concepts, e.g. satellite clusters for Earth observation and interplanetary space flights in multi-body systems.
Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs and especially in the master programs „Earth-Oriented Space Science and Technology“ and "Aerospace". We expect participation in conception and implementation of new study programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with an university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level.
International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.
Candidates should possess a full commitment to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (BMBF, DFG, EU etc.) as well as a proven ability and experience in research or science management.

Our Offer
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members. 

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application in English no later than August 9, 2020 to the Managing Director of the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn (Germany). Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Pico- and Nanosatellites and Satellite Constellations"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Pico- and Nanosatellites and Satellite Constellations" W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in summer 2021.

Scientific Environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. Our aim is to become the leading European institution in the field of Aerospace and Geodesy. From new transport systems to communication and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision: In interaction with the geodetic disciplines, aerospace is becoming a "Mission to planet Earth", which will take the mobility on and above the earth into new dimensions and will radically change our everyday life (www.lrg.tum.de). Research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of different TUM departments and Integrative Research Centers as well as from cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Aerospace and other research institutions. The professorship will be located at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn in the south of Munich, which is also home to world-renowned industry.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of picosatellites and nanosatellites and satellite constellations with a focus on miniaturization of satellite technology, inclusive methods, concepts of satellite rapid development (agile design) and reliability as well as satellite formation flight and inter-satellite communication.
Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. We expect participation in conception and implementation of new study programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with a university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level.
International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.
Candidates should possess a full commitment to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (BMBF, DFG, EU etc.) as well as a proven ability and experience in research or science management.
Experience in picosatellite or nanosatellite design and development is a prerequisite.

Our Offer
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application in English no later than August 31, 2020 to the Managing Director of the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn (Germany). Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de

Wissenschaftliches Personal

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) an der Full Professur für Ingenieurgeodäsie

Die Full Professur für Ingenieurgeodäsie sucht zum 01.04.2021 in Vollzeit oder Teilzeit eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d).

Die Professur für Ingenieurgeodäsie an der Technischen Universität München (Full Professor, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Holst) gehört zur Fakultät für Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Geodäsie. Sie ist ab dem 01.04.2021 die Nachfolgerin des Lehrstuhls für Geodäsie. Forschungsschwerpunkte sind die Überwachung natürlicher und künstlicher Strukturen sowie die Methodenentwicklung zur Anwendung und Qualitätssicherung moderner geodätischer Sensorik wie terrestrischen Laserscannern, bildgebenden Totalstationen, Lasertrackern oder mobilen Multisensorsystemen. Zur Ausstattung der Professur gehören mehrere geodätische Prüflabore.

Ihre Aufgaben:

Zu Ihren Aktivitäten wird die Durchführung von Forschungsprojekten in einem Bereich der folgenden Forschungsfelder gehören:

  • Hochgenaues terrestrisches Laserscanning
  • Punktwolkenbasierte Deformationsanalyse
  • Dreidimensionale Schwingungsanalyse von Strukturen wie z.B. Bauwerken
  • Deterministische und stochastische Approximation von Oberflächen

Ferner werden Sie Aufgaben in der Lehre im englisch- und deutschsprachigen Studiengang Geodäsie und Geoinformation übernehmen oder weiteren Lehrveranstaltungen der Professur für Ingenieurgeodäsie.

Ihre Qualifikationen:

Sie verfügen über einen erfolgreich abgeschlossenen Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geodäsie, Geoinformatik, Fernerkundung, Photogrammetrie oder einem verwandten Fachgebiet und einen Hintergrund in einem der oben genannten Forschungsfelder. Sie sind außerdem daran interessiert, eigenständig wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen zu untersuchen und in einem interdisziplinären und internationalen Team zu arbeiten. Sie verfügen über ausgezeichnete mündliche und schriftliche Kommunikationsfähigkeiten in Englisch und/oder Deutsch.

Unser Angebot:

Wir bieten eine Vollzeitstelle als wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in mit der Möglichkeit zur Promotion an.

Die Stelle ist zunächst auf drei Jahre befristet. Die Beschäftigung erfolgt mit entsprechender Vergütung nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (TV-L 13). Wir bieten einen modernen Arbeitsplatz auf dem Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn und dem Stammgelände in München, flexible Arbeitszeiten und ein angenehmes, modernes und kollegiales Arbeitsklima.

Die Hochschule strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an. Qualifizierte Frauen werden deshalb nachdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung und Qualifikation bevorzugt eingestellt.

Ihre Bewerbung:

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre vollständigen und aussagekräftigen Unterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse) per E-Mail in einer PDF-Datei (max. 8 MB) spätestens bis 31.01.2021 an bewerbung@lrg.tum.de.

Technische Universität München
Fakultät für Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Geodäsie
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Holst
Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn
www.lrg.tum.de

Wenn Sie sich schriftlich bewerben, bitten wir Sie, nur Kopien offizieller Dokumente einzureichen, da wir Ihre Unterlagen nach Abschluss des Bewerbungsverfahrens nicht zurücksenden können.

Kontakt: bewerbung@lrg.tum.de

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Open PhD candidate (research assistant) position on investigation of aeromechanical-electrical coupling effects in electric aircraft

Applications are invited for a PhD candidate / Research Assistant position in the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy at the Technical University of Munich. The successful candidate will join the recently founded eAviation Group and will perform research in the area of electric aviation, investigating subsystem interactions in electric aircraft.

Application closing date: 31 December 2020
Expected starting date: 1 March 2021

Research overview

Recent disruptive developments in many areas have paved the way for radically new types of aircraft. Driven by electrification and automation, the current phase is sometimes called the third revolution of aviation. New electric and hybrid propulsion approaches, in particular, may not only provide solutions to the urgent problem of environmental impact, but also open up new opportunities. Visions of air taxis populating the skies of tomorrow have already become omnipresent and new configurations, such as electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles, promise new modes of mobility. While numerous heavily-funded development projects are underway, several exciting engineering challenges still need to be tackled for such visions to be realised.

One important aspect to consider is that electric aircraft are characterised by significant couplings between subsystems and disciplines that are traditionally independent in conventional aircraft. Unlike in traditional aircraft, the propulsion system becomes part of the primary control system. This means that the influence of the propulsion system is no longer restricted to performance aspects but also extends to stability, controllability and handling qualities. Hence it is no longer sufficient to consider the mechanical domain alone – rather, the propulsion, control and electrical systems are interconnected and in turn influence flight performance. This leads to challenges that do not arise in conventional air vehicles, and considerably increases the complexity of the overall aircraft system. Ensuring a smooth, efficient and safe operation of such vehicles throughout their flight envelope requires an in-depth understanding of the separate subcomponents and their reciprocal interactions, as well as an appreciation of the aircraft system as a whole, with its performance and safety requirements. The high complexity of the system also complicates the development of suitable analysis methods, including models, design approaches and experimental setups.

While extensive research has been performed on several aspects of electric aircraft design and operation, the tight interactions between aeromechanical and high-power electric domain pose new challenges that have not been addressed so far. The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of such effects and their impact on flight performance, safety and efficiency. This will be done through the application of mathematical modelling, systems theory and experiments. The project is expected to lead to new insight on electric aircraft from a systems perspective, new detailed and comprehensive models, and new methods and tools for the analysis of such vehicles. The obtained results will support future electric aircraft development, making a valuable contribution to a more sustainable aviation landscape.

Come and help to shape the aviation of tomorrow!

Our expectations

The candidate will perform research in the outlined areas, and will be expected to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals and present their work at major national and international conferences. Collaboration will be encouraged, both with colleagues in the department/university, and with external academic or industrial partners. In addition to research, the candidate will supervise students and support educational activities in the group.

Requirements

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following:

  • MSc in a relevant field, e.g. aerospace, mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Technical background in control theory, system dynamics and/or electric systems
  • Basic knowledge of the following topics will be advantageous: aircraft (mechanics, control, propulsion), electric propulsion, mathematical modelling
  • Initial experience of relevant experimental work will be advantageous, e.g. flight testing, electrical system characterisation
  • Interest in sustainable aviation and new aircraft concepts
  • Programming experience, e.g. in MATLAB, Python or C/C++
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to familiarise with new research fields
  • Motivation to work in a multi-disciplinary team and collaborate across research domains
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Very good command of spoken and written English

What we offer

This position is fully funded for 3 years, with an initial contract of 1 year. The candidate will be employed according to the collective wage agreement for the civil service (TV-L E13). The desired starting date is March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. TU Munich strives to raise the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.

The successful applicant will join the eAviation group at TU Munich’s newly-established Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. The eAviation group applies dynamics, modelling and control theory to investigate novel sustainable flight solutions across all scales and for both manned and unmanned air vehicles. The group has access to an indoor flight arena, as well as outdoor flight testing sites for larger prototypes. The candidate will be based in Ottobrunn, at a short distance from central Munich, at the newest TU Munich campus, and in close proximity to several major industry partners.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their application (in English) to applications.eav@lrg.tum.de by 31 December 2020 with "PhD application" in the subject. Please include the following documents as a single pdf file: detailed CV (including publications if applicable), cover letter, full academic transcript, MSc thesis summary, names and contact details of two referees. If you apply in writing, we request that you submit only copies of official documents, as we cannot return your materials after completion of the application process.

For informal enquiries on the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Sophie Armanini, s.f.armanini@tum.de; further enquiries on the application process can be made to applications.eav@lrg.tum.de.

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Weitere Ausschreibungen für das wissenschaftliche Personal finden Sie in der zentralen TUM-Jobbörse.

Nichtwissenschaftliches Personal

Im Moment haben wir leider keine offenen Stellen in der Verwaltung der Fakultät für Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Geodäsie.