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PhD Student / Research Assistant (f/m/d)

Organizational unit

Institute for Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS)

Job description

Additive Manufacturing offers new degrees of freedom in terms of the shape of a part or component, and equally important in the way the microstructure of a sample can be manipulated during the printing process.

In this PhD project you are printing metallic components by means of Selective Laser Melting (SLM). You are adjusting the printing parameters such that different near surface microstructures are being generated. You are then evaluating these microstructures as far as their tribological performance is concerned and comparing them with conventionally fabricated samples. A detailed electron microscopy evaluation will also be part of your work. You will present your results at international conferences as well as publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Starting date

as soon as possible

Personal qualification

You have a Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Your are creative, hard working and have an independent work attitude as well as the capability to work in a team. Good English skills as well as first experience in either the field of tribology or additive manufacturing are advantageous.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

3 years, with a possible extension

Application up to

November 30, 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Christian Greiner, e-mail:


Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, and all certificates/referees to:

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Institut für Angewandte Materialien (IAM-CMS)

c/o Andrea Doer

Straße am Forum 7

76131 Karlsruhe

Or electtronically to:

vacancy number: 2132/2021

We prefer to balance the number of female and male employees. Therefore, we kindly encourage female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.