Research Assistant (Zonal hydraulic concept, Master’s thesis), 1-2 positions
Innovative Hydraulics and Automation research group (IHA), within the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Tampere University, is doing interdisciplinary research in the field of Fluid power automation by bridging theory and practice with cooperation with industry. Main research fields of IHA are Autonomous off-road machines, Digital hydraulics, Heavy-duty robotics and Hybrid technology.
We are inviting applications for 1-2 Master’s thesis positions. The successful candidate(s) will be working on a project as part of the IHA team, which is working on further development and use of zonal hydraulic concept for the electrification of existing non-road mobile machines (NRMMs) and stationary applications. The zonal hydraulic concept is based on Direct Driven Hydraulics (DDH) approach. This technology approach combines the advantages of the electric and hydraulic technologies leading to increased controllability.
The successful candidate(s) should be a Master’s level student with a strong motivation. We appreciate the following:
- Courses taken and background in some of the following areas: electric and/or hydraulic
- Prior knowledge of practical installations, measurements laboratory equipment, LabView/dSpace is consider as advantage
- Good command of Matlab/Simulink
Applicants close to completion of their 40 credits will also be considered to start their Master thesis.
The position will be part-time or full-time (depends on student situation) and it will be filled for a fixed-term of 6-8 months, commencing as soon as possible. The successful candidate(s) may be offered a PhD position after completing the Master’s thesis.
The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. The position of Research Assistant is placed on the job demand level 1 (the demand level chart for the teaching and research staff). In addition, employees will receive performance-based salary.
We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. Interdisciplinarity is highly encouraged, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We have a strong commitment to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education.
How to apply
Please submit your application by email to Assistant Professor Tatiana Minav, email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 31 September 2019. Please submit all accompanying documentation in PDF format. Please note that applicants may be invited to participate to an interview throughout the application time and therefore we encourage to apply as soon as possible.
Applications should include the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae according to TENK template and including detailed contact information
- BSc Degree certificates (if not received in Finland or not in English, a certificated English translation)
- Transcript of completed courses during BSc and MSc
- Contact information of referee(s)
For more information, please contact: Assistant Professor Tatiana Minav, tel. +358 50 594 0496, email: tatiana.minav (at) tuni.fi