Research Assistant in Variable Speed Drives

We seek to fill a full-time position as Research Assistant (three years, PhD position) at the Electric Drives and Machines Institute at Graz University of Technology, Austria; in close cooperation with NIDEC GLOBAL APPLIANCE Austria GmbH and NIDEC GA Compressors (formerly Secop), the expert in advanced compressor technologies. NIDEC GA Compressors creates and supports solutions that set the performance standard for leading businesses around the world.

The work shall focus on frequency-converter based drives for household compressor applications.  It will be part of the European project “Future Variable Speed Household Compressor – VSD Next”, in which Nidec Global Appliance Austria GmbH is developing a highly efficient, variable speed compressor for use in household appliances with special consideration of the requirements of global energy labeling at its Fürstenfeld site.  A new, highly modern laboratory and a research oriented international working environment will be at his/her disposal.

Requirements: Completed master degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics.

Payment at least € 2.794,60/month (14 x year) according to the Austrian wage agreement (Kollektivvertrag); 40 hours/week.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:  Experience with experimental laboratory as well as theoretical work, using analytic and numerical techniques, including simulation programs.  Furthermore, we expect the candidate to show a high degree of self-initiative and an inherent curiosity for engineering and interdisciplinary questions.  The position includes the possibility to pursue a PhD.

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Application deadline: 15th April 2019

Application documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and further supporting documents should be sent to Graz University of Technology, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Mütze,