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Postdoc (f/m/d) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics

Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Job description

You will be working in an interdisciplinary research team in the framework of a Priority Program of the German Science Foundation (DFG) on the development of cooperative multistable microactuator systems. The main goal is the model-based design and engineering of demonstrator systems based on smart materials such as piezoelectrics and shape memory alloys. Thereby, you are using network methods with physics-based parameters to describe the dynamic performance at the system level. Finite element and lumped element simulation will complement each other to find a balance between detailed analysis and reduced complexity.

Starting date


Personal qualification

The successful applicant has an University Education (Diploma(Uni)/Master) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics and a PhD Degree with an excellent background in FEM and LEM simulation. In addition, we expect experience in constitutive modelling of smart materials and simulation of microactuators using the FEM/LEM tools Comsol, Matlab, Simulink.


Salary category 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

1 year

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Kohl, phone +49 721 608-22798, E-Mail:

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 251/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 251/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources
Ms Gätcke
Phone: +49 721 608-25010,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany