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Mechatronics & Mechanical Engineering

Technical Employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are looking for a person with the appropriate technical training (completed apprenticeship) to assist in the optimization and maintenance of laboratory test equipment.

Activities:
  • Mechanical prototype production (turning, milling, grinding, etc.)
  • Optimization or new design of laboratory test equipment
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and infrastructure
  • Maintenance and servicing of experimental laboratory set-ups
Requirements:
  • Completed apprenticeship in the field of mechatronics or mechanical engineering
  • Organizational skills, flexibility and the ability to act independently and efficiently
  • Interest in challenging and varied tasks
  • CAD knowledge (SolidWorks) is an advantage
  • German language skills (written & spoken), English language skills advantageous
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: Full-time (40 h/week)
  • Place of employment: Technology and Research Centre Wiener Neustadt
  • Start of employment: immediately
  • Minimum salary € 2100,- gross per month based on full-time employment; possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualifications.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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High dynamic research in tribology

3D Laser Doppler Vibrometer / High-Speed- & Infrared Camera

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

To build up and expand our team in the field of “highly dynamic tribology” we are looking for employees to operate and scientifically supervise newly acquired high end infrastructure:

The aim is to investigate dynamic processes like vibrations, transient heat flows or short-time single events in tribology. For this purpose, analyses and tests have to be designed and the dynamic response should be measured and visualized with the new measuring equipment. Therefore, tribological test facilities are available in the laboratory and applications at customers. The results can lead to the formulation of a master or doctoral thesis.

Activities:
  • Test design and carrying out measurements with the measuring instruments
  • Processing of measurement data (modal analyses, temperature calculations, acquisition of motion trajectories, etc.)
  • Scientific interpretation and publication of results
Requirements:
  • Relevant university education (FH, university), e.g., mechatronics, automation technology, mechanical engineering or physics
  • Knowledge of modal analysis or general structural dynamics and infrared thermography
  • Ability to work in a team, to take the initiative, to work independently, to discuss issues and to work in a customer-oriented manner
  • German spoken and written, good English skills are desired
Our Offer:
  • Scope of employment: full-time (40 h/week); part-time is possible (e.g., during studies)
  • Start of employment: immediately
  • Place of employment: Wiener Neustadt
  • Gross minimum salary based on full-time employment: €/month 2.850,- (finished MSc-studies) A possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and qualifications.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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In-situ Tribology

Scientific Employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

Of particular interest is a deeper understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur in the tribological contact during an experiment. Recent developments in measurement technology and data processing now make it possible to observe these processes In-situ. Special attention is paid to X-ray based analysis methods.

To build up and expand our team, we are looking for employees and can also offer an interesting topic for their master’s /PhD thesis.

Activities:
  • Execution and evaluation of in-situ tribological experiments
  • Participation in beamtimes at European large scale synchrotron research facilities
  • Presentation of results in a national and international environment
Requirements:
  • (Largely) completed studies in the technical-scientific field (e.g., physics, chemistry, materials science)
  • Proactive and independent working style
  • Strong interest in experimental methods
  • Creativity in finding solutions to complex problems
  • Affinity for scientific computing, basic knowledge of Python desirable
  • Excellent German and/or English skills
Our Offer:
  • Full-time employment (40 h/week)
  • Professional supervision and support by competent staff
  • Use of own work results for a master’s/PhD thesis is possible.
  • Gross minimum salary: €/month 2,300; a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification
  • Start of employment: as soon as possible; location of employment: Wiener Neustadt (TFZ)

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Sustainable, alternative lubricants: applications and analytics

Scientific Employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

AC²T develops new and alternative lubricants and lubricant concepts. One main focus is on biologically compatible approaches that are prepared for large-scale technical applications.

To build up and expand our team, we are looking for employees who can also offer an interesting topic for their master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation.

Activities:
  • Application and further development of physical-chemical analytics with focus on high-end GC-MS and LC-MS.
  • Planning and monitoring of tribological experiments with special attention to correlation of the properties with the analytical results.
  • Compilation and presentation of results in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.
Requirements:
  • Largely completed studies in technical natural sciences, preferably chemistry with a physical-chemical analytical focus
  • Interest and affinity in experimental analytical methods (GC- and LC-MS)
  • Willingness to accompany mechanical and chemical ageing tests
  • Initiative and independence
  • Data analysis with modern computer systems and special software
  • Very good knowledge of German and/or English
Our Offer:
  • Full-time employment (40 h/week)
  • Professional supervision and support by competent staff
  • Use of own work results for a master’s thesis or dissertation
  • Starting date: as soon as possible; Wiener Neustadt, Civitas Nova, TFZ, Austria
  • Salary: €/month 2,300.- gross (basis for negotiation)

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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PhD Real-Time Failure Detection using Artificial Intelligence

Employee (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

Technologies and methods in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics will increasingly complement our research activities in the near future. Irreparable damage leading to the failure of a test rig or a machine component is often announced by characteristic patterns in measurement data. Using artificial intelligence should make it possible to automatically detect these patterns and take action before the damage occurs.

Real-time failure detection based on measurement data from our test rigs is one of our medium-term strategic goals. Therefore, we offer a full-time PhD position in this area.

Activities:
  • Development of a method for real-time failure detection based on measurement data (e.g. force, temperature, vibration, acoustic emission)
  • Conception and further development of algorithms in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Implementation and validation of the method on a selected test bench
  • Presentation of results at national and international conferences
Requirements:
  • Academic degree in the technical/scientific field (e.g., physics, computer science, mathematics, materials science, mechanical engineering)
  • Willingness to carry out a dissertation
  • Proactive and independent working style
  • Strong interest in experimental methods
  • Affinity for scientific computing (data analysis and modeling, Python, LabVIEW)
  • Experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence desirable
  • Excellent English skills
Our Offer:
  • Permanent employment
  • Professional supervision and support by competent staff
  • International project environment
  • Salary: €/month 2,800.- gross (basis for negotiation)
    40 hours/week
  • Location of employment: Wiener Neustadt (TFZ)

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Material Analysis & Processing

Research assistant (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years. The work in our research area covers a wide range of tasks and requires interdisciplinary approaches.

We are currently working in the area of tribological optimization with particular attention to the long-term stability of these units. Wear and fatigue of surfaces play an essential role in the design of the components.

Activities:
  • Description of wear mechanisms and causes of failure
  • System analysis of the materials and surface coatings used
  • Planning and design of model tests to simulate significant stresses on the real system
  • Materials science analyses (SEM, FIB, nanoindenter, etc.)
  • Scientific preparation of the results in the form of publications, presentations and reports
Requirements:
  • Advanced or completed master’s degree in materials science or related discipline
  • Knowledge in the field of materials analysis
  • Organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team and creativity in finding solutions
  • English (spoken and written)
Our Offer:
  • Start from October 2021
  • Permanent position with the prospect of PhD work
  • Professional supervision and support by competent personnel
  • VB: 2.800,- gross monthly, 40 h/week full time (a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification)
  • Location of employment: Wiener Neustadt (TFZ)

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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3D-Printing

Research assistant (m/f/d)

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years. The work in our research area covers a wide range of tasks and requires interdisciplinary approaches.

We are currently working with industry partners in the area of novel additive manufacturing processes (“3D printing”) for various tribological components such as bearings and tools.

Activities:
  • Description and evaluation of existing additive manufacturing technologies.
  • Literature studies and patent searches
  • Cooperation with partners in the field of additive manufacturing
  • Execution and evaluation of tribological experiments
  • Material scientific analyses (SEM, FIB, Nanoindenter, etc.)
  • Scientific processing of the results in the context of publications, presentations and reports
Requirements:
  • Advanced or completed master’s degree in the field of materials science or related discipline
  • Knowledge in the field of materials analysis and additive manufacturing
  • Organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team and creativity in finding solutions
  • English (spoken and written)
Our Offer:
  • Start from October 2021
  • Permanent position with the prospect of PhD work
  • Professional supervision and support by competent personnel
  • VB: 2.800,- gross monthly, 40 h/week full time (a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification)
  • Location of employment: Wiener Neustadt (TFZ)

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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PhD Informatics

Data Base structures for tribological Big Data

As the Austrian Competence Centre for Tribology (www.ac2t.at), we have been developing technical-scientific solutions around the topics of friction, wear and lubricant application for about 20 years.

We are currently working on integrated solutions for the storage, processing and analysis of data in the area of big (tribological) data. The goal is to be able to connect Software as a Service (SaaS) tools directly with data from our database in the future. The direct online transfer of measurement data from our test stands into the database using Internet of Things (IoT) technology is also our medium-term goal. Therefore, we are offering a full-time PhD position in this area.

Activities:
  • Development of ontologies and data structures for tribological data
  • Development and implementation of databases (SW and HW)
  • Implementation of cloud-based solutions for databases, safety and security concept
  • Database scalability for future challenges
  • Development of interfaces such as APIs for data exchange
  • IoT connection of the test stands to the database
  • Web – platform solution for coupling the databases with SaaS solutions
Requirements:
  • Completed Master’s degree in the field of computer science or related disciplines
  • Willingness to carry out a dissertation
  • Project management experience for software projects
  • Experience in software development and version management
  • Affinity for conceptual work on database structures
  • English spoken and written
Our Offer:
  • Permanent employment within the framework of the PhD work
  • Professional supervision and support by competent staff
  • International project environment
  • Salary: 2.800,- gross per month, 40 h/week full-time, a possible overpayment depends on relevant professional experience and/or qualification

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form to: jobs@ac2t.at

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Mechatronik

Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (m/w/d)

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert interdisziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zum Ausbau unseres Teams im Bereich Sensorik bzw. Mechatronik suchen wir einen Mitarbeiter oder eine Mitarbeiterin. Für noch in Ausbildung befindliche Personen bieten wir die Möglichkeit, erarbeiteten Ergebnisse für Studienarbeiten (z.B. Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit) zu verwenden.

Sie bringen ein:
  • Facheinschlägige Ausbildung (HTL, Fachhochschule, Universität), z.B. im Bereich Mechatronik, Automatisierungstechnik oder Maschinenbau
  • Grundlegende Kenntnisse zum Thema Sensorik bzw. Messtechnik
  • Erfahrung im Umgang mit der Programmiersprache LabView
  • Erfahrung mit 3D-CAD Programmen (z.B. SolidWorks) wünschenswert
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Eigeninitiative, Selbständigkeit, Diskussionsfähigkeit, kundenorientiertes Arbeiten
  • Kreativität bei der Lösungssuche bei komplexen Aufgabenstellungen
  • gute Deutsch-Kenntnisse; gute Englisch-Kenntnisse wünschenswert

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche); Teilzeit möglich (z. B. studienbegleitend)

Tätigkeitsbeginn: ab sofort

Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt

Brutto-Mindestentgelt (Annahme: abgeschlossene HTL) auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 2.200,- brutto; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und der Qualifikation.

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikationserfordernisse erfüllen, senden Sie bitte Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Master Thesis: Kontaktmechanik – Plastizität

(Vollzeit, befristet)

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert inter-disziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zum Auf- und Ausbau unseres Teams suchen wir studentische Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, denen wir ein interessantes Thema für die Master Thesis bieten möchten.

Technologien und Methoden im Bereich der Kontaktmechanik und effiziente Kontaktmodellierung sollen zukünftig unsere Forschungstätigkeiten immer umfassender ergänzen. Dabei steht im Fokus der Master Thesis die Modellierung von plastischem Materialverhalten im Zusammenhang mit Verschleißprozessen sowie deren Integration in einen bestehenden Code zur Berechnung von mechanischen Kontaktproblemen. Ggf. besteht darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit einer weiteren wissenschaftlichen Vertiefung im Rahmen einer Dissertation.

Sie bringen ein:
  • facheinschlägiges Studium im Bereich Mechanik, Maschinenbau, Mechatronik, Computational Science, o. Ä.
  • Affinität zu Scientific Computing, sowie Grundkenntnisse in Python (oder alternativ z.B. auch Matlab) wünschenswert
  • Grundlagen der numerischen Methoden in der Mechanik (z.B. FEM)
  • Eigeninitiative und Selbstständigkeit
  • Kreativität bei der Lösungssuche bei komplexen Aufgabenstellungen
  • gute Deutsch-Kenntnisse, darüber hinaus profunde Englisch-Kenntnisse wünschenswert
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Diskussionsfähigkeit, kundenorientiertes Arbeiten

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche), befristet auf 4 Monate für die Dauer der Bearbeitung des Themas der Master-Thesis
Tätigkeitsbeginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt, Civitas Nova, TFZ
Brutto-Mindestentgelt auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 1000,- brutto plus eine Prämie von € 1000,- brutto bei rechtzeitigem Abschluss; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und/oder Qualifikation

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikationserfordernisse erfüllen, dann sind Sie bei uns richtig.

Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Applikationsentwicklung / Coding

Explorative Datenwissenschaft

Als Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Tribologie (www.ac2t.at) erarbeiten wir seit rund 20 Jahren Lösungen rund um die Themen Reibung, Verschleiß und Schmierung.

Die Arbeit in unserem Forschungsgebiet umfasst vielfältige Aufgabenstellungen und erfordert interdisziplinäre Lösungsansätze.

Zur Erfassung und Verarbeitung unterschiedlicher Laborgeräte- und Messdaten programmieren wir spezifische Applikationen. Zum Ausbau unseres Teams suchen wir eine Mitarbeiterin oder einen Mitarbeiter hierzu.

Sie bringen ein:
  • Programmiererfahrung in C#, HTML und Datenbankmanagement in MySQL
  • Grundkenntnisse in Software Engineering und Webdesign
  • Teamarbeitsfähigkeit, Eigeninitiative, Diskussionsfähigkeit,
  • kundenorientiertes Arbeiten

Beschäftigungsumfang: Vollzeit (40 h/Woche); Teilzeit (z.B. neben einem Studium) möglich
Tätigkeitsbeginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Dienstort: Wiener Neustadt
Brutto-Mindestentgelt auf Basis Vollzeitbeschäftigung: €/Monat 2.300,- brutto; eine eventuelle Überzahlung ist abhängig von facheinschlägiger Berufserfahrung und/oder Qualifikation.

Wenn wir Ihr Interesse an einer Mitarbeit in unserem Team geweckt haben und Sie die Qualifikations-erfordernisse erfüllen, dann senden Sie bitte Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen in elektronischer Form an: jobs@ac2t.at

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Research Fellows & Internships

Research Fellows

The centre of excellence for tribology features an extensive infrastructure for handling tribological tasks. As a general rule, this infrastructure is made available to researcher fellows, provided that the costs incurred are financed.

In individual cases, the management may award free access if the research topic is a central issue addressed by the centre of excellence, or for researcher fellows undergoing training, so long as the centre of excellence is granted unlimited use of the research results.

Accommodation

Accommodation directly next to the technology and research centre – TFZ Wiener Neustadt building:

Noba Apartments / Civitas Noba
Ernst Höger Dormitory

Internships

The centre of excellence for tribology regularly offers young people the opportunity to get a better understanding of the field of “tribology” in the course of a fixed-term participation period. This takes place in the framework of a regular employment relationship.

Typically, internships take place in the summer months. Prospective interns with technical training receive the chance to participate in supervised technical/scientific experiments.

Students of technical fields of study may carry out bachelor or master theses at the centre of excellence at any time. This typically takes place over a period of 4 to 6 months.

The centre of excellence regularly participates in the international student exchange programme IAESTE, offering internships with a duration of 6 and 12 months in this context.

Job descriptions

The fundamental leadership concept is based on an inverted “pyramid”. The leadership positions support the respective superordinate employees in fulfilling their tasks. The uppermost level is where the “value”-adding employees work.

All activities and decisions taken are based on ensuring that the “value”-adding employees are capable of rendering an optimum performance. Decisions may be made by various function holders (see illustration).

Depending on their career paths, the “value”-adding employees belong to different function groups (see illustration). The superordinate function groups are supported in the rendering of their performance by the respective subordinate function groups to their best of their ability.

Depending on the career paths pursued by employees, they develop a unique professional capability over the course of the years, thus climbing the career ladder within a certain period of time.

Research

Core tasks: Independent scientific work under professional guidance. Collaboration in the definition of R&D projects and project goals, coordination of individual project phases, preparation of scientific papers that enable the junior scientist to use these for personal goals, such as a project thesis, master thesis or dissertation, participation in publications as a team member or lead author, active and passive participation in specialist events and continuing education measures, participation in acquisition i.e. acquisition of R&D service contracts, independent handling of R&D service contracts.

Prerequisites: Graduate of a university or advanced technical college (or similar education) with a pronounced interest in research and development, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team.

Training: Learning by doing, preparation of scientific papers, presentation techniques.

Career path: Development of individual core competences, qualification for the career stage of “scientist” within 7 years or, in the event of exceptional performance, for the career stage of “senior scientist”.

Phaseout path: Junior scientists in training reorient themselves after completion of their personal project thesis; externally in the direction of industrial activity or internally as experts in the direction of the service or organisational path.

Core tasks: Independent scientific work under limited professional guidance. Definition of R&D projects and project goals, coordination of projects, preparation of scientific papers that enable the scientist to use these for personal goals, specifically such as a dissertation, participation in publications as a lead author or team member, active and passive participation in specialist events and continuing education measures, participation in acquisition i.e. acquisition of R&D projects and service contracts, independent handling of R&D projects and service contracts.

Prerequisite: Graduate of a university or advanced technical college (or similar education) with a pronounced interest in research and development, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team, ability to develop a core competence.

Training: Project management, presentation techniques, participation in specialist events, cooperations with scientific partners.

Career path: Consolidation of the individual core competences and long-term assignment as technical expert; alternatively, qualification for the career stage of “senior scientist” within 3 to 7 years or, in the event of exceptional performance, for the career stage of “principal scientist”.

Phaseout path: Scientists reorient themselves after completion of their dissertation; externally in the direction of industrial activity or internally in the direction of the service or organisational path as senior experts or managers.

Core tasks: Independent scientific work. Definition of R&D projects and project goals, coordination of projects and project managers, preparation of scientific papers that enable the scientist to use these for personal goals, such as a postdoctoral thesis, preparation of publications, peer review of internal and external publications, active and passive participation in specialist events and continuing education measures, acquisition of R&D projects and service contracts, independent handling of R&D projects, collaboration in training measures.

Prerequisites: Completion of a dissertation or outstanding successes as a scientist, pronounced interest in fundamental theoretical knowledge, holistic knowledge of tribology, high-quality peer-reviewed publications with evidence thereof in at least one area of competence, evidence of an established network with other external scientists, multiple years of experience in a scientific role, ability to develop a core competence for the competence centre and to lead the centre to a critical mass of activities.

Training: Project management, cooperations with scientific partners.

Career path: Ongoing consolidation of the individual core competences and long-term assignment as technical expert; alternatively, qualification for the career stage of “principal scientist”.

Phaseout path: Scientists orient themselves with their core competence in the direction of a spin-off or in the direction of industrial activity, as well as internally in the direction of the service or organisational path as a manager.

Core tasks: Definition and supervision of thematic and strategic competence orientations, R&D projects and project goals, management of major or strategic projects, coordination of project managers, support for senior scientists in developing their respective scientific competence, point of contact for professors and managers of other research institutes, preparation of scientific papers that enable the scientist to use these for personal goals, such as a postdoctoral thesis, preparation of publications, peer review of internal and external publications, active and passive participation in specialist events and continuing education measures, acquisition of R&D projects.

Prerequisite: Drafting or completion of a postdoctoral thesis or similar outstanding successes as a senior scientist, in-depth fundamental theoretical knowledge, holistic knowledge of tribology, evidence of a number of peer-reviewed publications with correspondingly frequent citations, internationally recognised in the core area of competence, evidence of an established network with international scientists, multiple years of experience in the scientific direction of a group of scientists, ability to develop a core competence for the competence centre and to lead the centre to a critical mass of activities, management capabilities, participation in training measures.

Training: Based on individual requirements.

Career path: Ongoing consolidation of the individual core competences, expansion of activities to include new core areas of competence for the centre, qualification for the career stage of “scientific director”.

Phaseout path: Scientists orient themselves with their core competence in the direction of a spin-off or in the direction of an external industrial or scientific role.

Engineering

Core tasks: Participation in the maintenance of the technical infrastructure, preparation of test samples or laboratory set-ups, design of investigation-specific sample holders, participation in the design of new laboratory set-ups.

Prerequisite: Graduate of technical training, pronounced manufacturing capabilities, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team.

Training: Learning-by-doing

Career path: In the event of exceptional commitment and performance, qualification for the career stage of “laboratory technician” after 5 years.

Phaseout path: In the direction of external industrial activity.

Core tasks: Independently conducting experiments and analyses based on the desired investigation objectives, data evaluation and data preparation, participation in the preparation of investigation reports, maintenance of laboratory infrastructure, participation in ongoing infrastructure optimisation measures, responsibility for assigned laboratory infrastructure, participation in procurement processes of expendable materials.

Prerequisites: Graduate of technical or scientific training, pronounced interest in experimental investigations, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team.

Training: Learning-by-doing

Career path: Development of individual core analytical competence, in the event of exceptional performance, qualification for the career stage of “senior laboratory technician” or “junior researcher” after 3 years.

Phaseout path: In the direction of external industrial activity.

Core tasks: Independently conducting experiments and analyses based on the desired investigation objectives, data evaluation and data preparation, participation in the preparation of investigation reports, servicing of laboratory infrastructure, participation in ongoing infrastructure optimisation measures, responsibility for assigned laboratory infrastructure, participation in procurement processes of expendable materials.

Prerequisites: Graduate of technical or scientific training, pronounced interest in experimental investigations, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team.

Training: Learning-by-doing

Career path: Development of individual core analytical competence, in the event of exceptional performance, qualification for the career stage of “junior researcher” or “expert” after 3 years.

Phaseout path: In the direction of external industrial activity.

Core tasks: Independent scientific work with the laboratory equipment infrastructure, proven professional expertise in special analysis methods, preparation of scientific papers, preparation of and participation in publications, active and passive participation in specialist events and continuing education measures, acquisition and independent handling of R&D service contracts.

Prerequisite: Completion of an academic education, multiple years working as a researcher, pronounced interest in the theoretical background of special analysis methods.

Training: Based on individual requirements.

Career path: Long-term activity and ongoing consolidation of the individual core competences and long-term assignment as expert, qualification for the career stage of “senior expert” or the role of “head of pool”.

Phaseout path: In the direction of external industrial activity.

Core tasks: Independent scientific work with complex laboratory equipment infrastructure, proven professional expertise in the analysis methods in the pool, preparation of scientific papers, preparation of and participation in publications, active and passive participation in specialist events and continuing education measures, acquisition and independent handling of R&D service contracts.

Prerequisite: Completion of an academic education, multiple years working as a researcher or expert, pronounced interest in the theoretical background of special analysis methods, knowledge regarding a broad spectrum of analysis methods.

Training: Based on individual requirements.

Carrer path:Long-term activity and ongoing consolidation of the individual core competences and long-term assignment as senior expert.

Phaseout path: Internally in the direction of a qualification for the career stage of “senior researcher” or the role of “head of pool”, externally in the direction of industrial activity.

Organisation & Management

Core tasks: Participation in the administration of the centre, pools or research area, preparation of internal and external meetings and trips, organisational communication with clients and suppliers, groundwork for the preparation of written documents and presentations, participation in events.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of administrative activities, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team.

Training: Learning by doing, further education measures based on individual need.

Career path: In the event of a high level of commitment, performance and general qualification, switch to other administrative tasks.

Phaseout path: In the direction of external activity.

Core tasks: Participation in the administration of the centre on the basis of specific technical knowledge (e.g. accounting, controlling, human resources etc.), activity-specific communication with clients and suppliers, groundwork for the preparation of written documents and administrative reports (reporting).

Prerequisite: Expertise in the area of activities, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team.

Training: Further education measures based on individual need.

Career path: In the event of a high level of commitment, performance and general qualification, switch to other administrative tasks.

Phaseout path: In the direction of external activity.

Core tasks: Leadership of a specialist area (pool), management of employees, organisation of the implementation i.e. professional participation in the processing of pool contracts, point of contact for project managers, clients and suppliers, preparation i.e. completion of reports on results, organisation and implementation of pool meetings, pool cost controlling.

Prerequisite: Management capabilities, pronounced interest in organisational requirements, multiple years working within the pool, specialist knowledge of analytical methods of the pool, participation in the optimisation of analytical methods of the pool, independent personal working style, ability to work in a team, ability to manage employees.

Training: Further education measures based on individual need.

Career path: In the event of outstanding fulfilment of the position, extension by a further period.

Phaseout path: Into the role that was performed before the start of the role as head of pool.

Core tasks: Leadership of a research location, management of service clients at the research location on behalf of the head of pool, organisation of the implementation i.e. professional participation in the processing of projects and contracts pertaining to the research location, participation in the continued development of the research location, organisation and implementation of research location conferences, cost controlling for the research location.

Prerequisite: Management capabilities, ability to work in a team, ability to manage employees and pronounced finesse for requirements in a knowledge organisation, multiple years working in the tribology environment, foresight for changes in the professional and economic environment.

Training: Further education measures based on individual need.

Career Path In the event of outstanding fulfilment of the position, extension by a further period.

Phaseout path: Into the role that was performed before the start of the role as head of research location or in the direction of external industrial activity.

The management is currently made up of two people, a scientific director and a commercial director.

Core tasks: Management of the centre of excellence, contact with clients and funding institutions, reporting to the shareholders.

Prerequisite: Management capabilities, ability to manage employees and pronounced finesse for requirements in a knowledge organisation, multiple years working in the tribology environment, national and international contacts, foresight for changes in the professional and economic environment.

Career path: In the event of outstanding fulfilment of the position, extension by a further period.

Phaseout path: For example, into the role that was performed before the role as director.