STI - Postdoc on Aerodynamic Bearings

EmployerSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL
WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
CategoryMechanical Engineering / Mechanics
PositionSenior Researcher / Postdoc



Open Position for a Postdoc on Aerodynamic Bearings

Job Description: The Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design (LAMD) at école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is seeking a highly motivated scientist (Postdoc) to perform theoretical and experimental research on small-scale aerodynamic bearings for oil-free turbomachinery.

About LAMD: LAMD at EPFL is focused on the design and experimental investigation of small-scale turbomachinery for decentralized energy conversion. Its key research activities include thorough theoretical and experimental study of high-speed bearing technologies and their effect on dynamic rotor behavior. Furthermore, the laboratory specializes in integrated mechanical design and optimization methodologies.

Requirements: The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. degree, or is going to obtain one within three months, in mechanical engineering coupled with a solid background in rotordynamics, bearing tribology and/or dynamic seals. The position requires a strong interest and experience both in theoretical and experimental investigations.

The research and development will be carried out in close collaboration with Ph.D. candidates, 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: Neuchâtel

Please feel free to contact Prof. J. Schiffmann for additional information or send your application file (CV, one page of research statement and a list of 3 referees).
jurg.schiffmann [at] epfl[.]ch
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