Postdoctoral Fellow

Acoustic emission monitoring of additive manufacturing processes

Your tasks

  • Acquisition and implementation of acoustic emission (AE) on a minaturized selective laser melting (SLM) machine
  • Design new components and modify the existing minaturized SLM machine
  • Alternative use of AE for deformation tests
  • Perform feasibility tests using in situ synchrotron X-Ray diffraction/X-Ray imaging and AE during SLM processes
  • Publish results in scientific journals and present findings at scientific meetings

Your profile

  • PhD degree in Mechanical, Electrical engineering or related fields
  • Proven experience in building/developing devices, test rigs or laboratory equipment
  • Experience with CAD packages and LabVIEW
  • High motivation and ability to work independently in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research team
  • Good communication skills in English (oral/written)
  • Experience with Acoustic Emision monitoring will be an asset

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Efthymios Polatidis, phone +41 56 310 39 48.

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3304-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold,  5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland