The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Lucerne – Department Technology and Architecture is the leading educational and research institution in central Switzerland for architecture and technology. It offers bachelor and master degrees and pursues research and development projects. In a total of six departments, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts engages 1’600 employees and educates 10’500 students.
The competence centre Thermal Energy Storage (TES) focuses on energy storage technologies on a material and component level as well as on energy system analysis and optimisation. An essential part of these projects is also the analysis of material samples with computed tomography. In a recently acquired project by the Swiss National Science Foundation, novel solutions for the analysis of the penetration of conservation agents in (archeological) wet wood shall be developed.
We are looking for a person to join the Institute of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (IME) starting on 01.10.2019 or upon agreement:
Development of novel image analysis methods for the analysis of the penetration of conservation agents in wood samples
Development of acquisition protocols and measurement setups for the optimum acquisition of tomography measurements
Development of analysis methods to quantify the deformation of the sample based on computed tomography data sets
Writing scientific articles, scientific funding applications and participation in academic conferences
Co-supervising bachelor and master theses
PhD or master’s degree / diploma in physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or other relevant subject.
Enthusiasm for computed tomography, image analysis and interdisciplinary research
Experience in the analysis of volumetric image stacks and the optimisation of computed tomography acquisition protocols and measurement setups
Excellent English skills, both written and spoken. Good German skills desired
Project management, presentation skills, rapid familiarisation with new topics
Creative, team-minded, communicative and eager for knowledge
We offer a high-responsibility, high-variability position in an innovative field of research. You will be part of a motivated and open-minded team and will have access to modern laboratory infrastructure and a vast national/international network. You will have the opportunity to enhance your technical knowledge, gain valuable experience and to contribute your own ideas and know-how in an interdisciplinary and creative way. The working place is situated in the attractive location in Horw/Lucerne.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Philipp Schütz, +41 76 510 21 60 or visit www.hslu.ch/TES.