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The Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design at Microcity Neuchâtel is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to advance research on integrated design and optimization methodologies for complex energy conversion systems. The tasks include the development of novel mechanical design strategies and methodologies for the particular case of energy conversion systems. The lab has several ongoing experimental projects in the field of small-scale turbomachinery for various applications such as heat pumps and ORCs that may serve as test-benches for novel design methodologies.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD-degree in mechanical or aeronautical engineering coupled with a solid background in mechanical engineering design and optimization methodologies, model validation and design under uncertainty. The position requires a strong interest in analyzing current design processes and in developing and testing new approaches both at component and system level. Thorough knowledge in energy conversion systems is an asset.
The appointment will be full time, at least one year but renewable for the second year. The research and development will be carried out in close collaboration with PhD students, engineers and master students. It is further expected that the candidate participates in teaching activities. Since the laboratory is an international environment excellent knowledge in written and oral English expression is required, French is a plus.
Place of work: Microcity, 2000 Neuchâtel
Please feel free to contact Prof J. Schiffmann for additional information or send your application file (CV, copy of last diploma, one page research statement and a list of 3 referees).