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PhD & PostDoc positions
01/04/2023 to 31/03/2026


In the research sector of electromechanical engineering at the Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS), innovative production technologies for future mobility are researched. The focus is on the design and automation of production processes for components of electric drive technology, esp. for electric vehicles, industrial applications, hybrid electric flying, and inductive charging technology.

Your task will include the following activities:

Production of sheet metal (rotary processes, laser cutting, printing, etc.) and sheet metal packages (e.g. dovetailing, welding, clamping, glueing, temporary fixing)

Winding and laying processes for round and flat wire or strands

Insulation processes (e.g. thermoplastic/thermoset over-moulding, powder coating)

Contacting processes (e.g. hot crimping or laser welding)

Implementation of Industry 4.0 techniques (e.g. sensor integration, Big Data, machine learning, digital twin/shadow, simulation, and optimization)

Additive manufacturing (e.g. 2D/3D printing of sheet metal, insulation, motors)

The tasks are embedded in:

Publication of results e.g. at international conferences

Business trips to European research partners

Application and processing of publicly funded research projects

Cooperation with industrial companies in the research field

Teaching and public relations (e.g. trade fairs, seminars)

Candidates are required to have the following qualifications:

Engineering degree (M.Sc./diploma) in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or equivalent degree

Knowledge in the field of mechatronic systems, especially automated handling systems, sensor technology as well as control and regulation technology

Strong project mindset

Strong organizational, written, oral, and methodological skills

What we can offer you:

Future-oriented research projects with close collaboration with well-known industrial partners

Development of your professional skills with qualification measures

Opportunity to gain a doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.)

Freedom to shape and drive research on your responsibility

A high-qualified, dynamic, and young team to shape technologically advanced solutions for future manufacturing plants

Excellent equipped office space and laboratories

Flexible working hours and international travels


Your applications should include the following:• 2-page motivation letter• Curriculum vitae• Link to projects, Github account and/or any software developed• Copy of academic records (only official records are acceptable)• Further documents such as representative publications, letters of recommendation, job references


Payment according to TVL-E13 ? 52.000€ / year

Full-time positions, 40,1h/week

Hiring as soon as possible

Interested to join our team to drive research in the field of automation and digitalization? For further information, please contact:

Institute for Factory Automation and Production SystemsHuong NguyenFürther Straße 246b, 90429 Nürnberg, GermanyMail:

Official applications with the reference ‘Signal and power networks’ should be sent to:

Institute for Factory Automation and Production SystemsProf. Dr.-Ing. Jörg FrankeEgerlandstr. 7-9, 91058 Erlangen, GermanyMail:

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Relevant SDGs

SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Activity provider / partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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