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With 5800 students in economics and technology and 600 employees, we are shaping the future. We are driven by success in practice-oriented teaching, applied research and continu-ing academic education.


Create this future with us as a 

Research Associate (m/f/d) Multiphysics Simulation of Optical Sensors
(fulltime PhD position)


Centre for Applied Research / Institute for Innovative Mobility


(Reference number P-19/65)


Your responsibilities:

  • Development of optical and thermo-mechanical finite element (FE) simulation models of sensors, e.g. lidar sensor and camera modules
  • Coupling of mechanical and optical simulation for robust design evaluation
  • Experimental validation of simulation models
  • Evaluating of new sensor technologies
  • Development of real time sensor models based on experimental data, FE simulation data and neuronal networks


Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information technologies, mathematics or similar subjects
  • Experience in mechanical FE simulation (preferable Ansys) or/and optical simulation (preferable Ansys-Optis)
  • Experience in sensor technology and sensor design
  • Ideal would be experience in optics and optoelectronics
  • Experiences in modelling of complex application
  • Signal processing and data evaluation
  • Ideally are experiences in artificial intelligence
  • Self-driven, creative, ambitious, proactive, team orientated
  • Structured work methods and scientific approach
  • English fluently (written and spoken) and ideally also German

This is a temporary full-time position for three years. The remuneration shall be in line with the German industrial agreement TV-L salary group 13. An extension of the position is aspired. The possibility of a cooperative doctorate will be supported.
The position can only be filled depending on the approval of project funding.

We offer:

  • a modern workplace in central location
  • a family-friendly working conditions with flexible working hours
  • an exciting and lively working environment
  • extensive learning an training opportunities

Part-time work is basically possible for all our positions if these are staffed full-time through job-sharing. 

Individuals with disabilities of the same suitability will be favoured for these positions. We ex-pressly welcome applications from women (Section 7 Subsection 3 BayGIG (Bavarian Wom-en’s Equality Law)).

Electronic applications are requested. Please send your detailed portfolio (Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and supporting documents about former employment) stating the reference number as a PDF file by 28. May 2019 to karriere@thi.de. For further information contact Prof. Dr. Gordon Elger (gordon.elger@thi.de).