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Postdoc position (m/f/d)

11.06.2024, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Chair of Space Mobility was created in January 2022 and is now already team of 15. Through projects such as SPARK, Solar for Ice to Thrust (S4I2T), the ASCENT hopper and its model predictive and fault-tolerant control, the chair is conducting break through research in space propulsion topics under the strategic headlines of democrati-sation of space, in-space propulsion for autonomy and sustainability, intelligent propulsion systems, insanely breakthrough innovation and testing as a service.

About us and the position

The Chair of Space Mobility was created in January 2022 and is now already team of 15. Through projects such as SPARK, Solar for Ice to Thrust (S4I2T), the ASCENT hopper and its model predictive and fault-tolerant control, the chair is conducting break through research in space propulsion topics under the strategic headlines of democratisation of space, in-space propulsion for autonomy and sustainability, intelligent propulsion systems, insanely breakthrough innovation and testing as a service. The Chair has also introduced innovative lecturing methods bringing teaching and research closer together to the benefit of students and researchers alike.

The Postdoc position will be instrumental in advancing research and teaching, helping to grow the Chair and accelerate its success!

More Information at our homepage: https://www.asg.ed.tum.de/en/spm/homepage/  

Required Skills & Experience

  • At the time of appointment holding a PhD with excellent results in disciplines like Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a comparable field of study
  • Experience in teaching and student supervision
  • Experience in searching for, identifying, acquiring and managing research projects and funds in Aerospace
  • Experience in PhD research supervision

Knowledge and skills in:

  • Proven ability to identify and solve problems through a proactive, systematic approach
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Mechanical design as well as analysis of structural and fluid dynamic engineering problems
  • Fluent communication skills, both in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to attend international conferences and publish internationally

Advantageous Skills:

  • Space propulsion knowledge with a preference for electric propulsion
  • Highly motivated to carry out a research project and to advance a new space technology
  • Strong interest in economically sustainable space mobility
  • Engineering tools like CAD-programs (e.g. SolidWorks)
  • Programming language skills in Matlab and/or Python
  • German language level B1 or higher

Responsibilities

Within the Chair you will be working directly under the leadership of the Head of the Chair and contributing to:

  • Teaching and student supervision
  • The growth of the Chair and success of research of conducted by the Chair through acquisition of projects as well as project technical, administrative and financial management
  • PhD supervision
  • University responsibilities such participating in selection processes of BSc and MSc students

What we offer

  • Full position (100% / 40h, pay grade E14, TV-L)
  • Flexible solutions for home office and 30 days of paid holidays
  • An amazing team and the possibility of getting involved in something big
  • A large network of people in the space business
  • Various employer benefits
  • Please note: The position is based in Ottobrunn / Munich with the potential for regular required on-site presence in Oberpfaffenhofen
  • We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. We are dedicated to offering an inclusive research environment and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply, including individuals with disabilities. The position is suitable for disabled persons.

Application:

Interested candidates should send their application (incl. CV, motivation letter (max. 1 page), current and past transcript of records, as well as any supporting documents) via E-Mail at: rfa-jobs.rfa@ed.tum.de (preferably in a single PDF). We look forward to your application.

  • The vacancy will be open until filled
  • The position shall start in September 2024

Data Protection Information:

As part of your application, you provide personal data to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Please view our privacy policy on collecting and processing personal data in the course of the application process pursuant to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) at https://portal.mytum.de/kompass/datenschutz/Bewerbung/. By submitting your application you confirm to have read and understood the data protection information provided by TUM.

Technische Universität München

TUM School of Engineering and Design

Chair of Space Mobility and Propulsion

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Chiara Manfletti

Lise-Meitner-Str. 9 85521 Ottobrunn

www.asg.ed.tum.de/spm

The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.

Data Protection Information:
When you apply for a position with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you are submitting personal information. With regard to personal information, please take note of the Datenschutzhinweise gemäß Art. 13 Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) zur Erhebung und Verarbeitung von personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihrer Bewerbung. (data protection information on collecting and processing personal data contained in your application in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the above data protection information of TUM.

Kontakt: rfa-jobs.rfa@ed.tum.de