Major responsibilities

  • Prepare experimental setups (bearing test rig, single cylinder research engine) that make it possible to investigate relevant processes in the bearing system at defined conditions
  • Plan and execute the tests with a suitable methodology to ensure the best possible output
  • Analyze the results to gain a deeper understanding of the influence and interactions of different boundary conditions on bearing and lubricant behavior
  • Develop and improve measurement concepts and measurement techniques
  • Integrate and test an engine condition monitoring system
  • Contribute to the development of strategies for condition monitoring, condition-based maintenance and smart controls with regard to the bearing system
  • Communicate the project results in regular internal meetings and to project partners
  • Disseminate the project results in the form of scientific publications and elaborate a PhD thesis

Your profile

  • Qualified degree (Dipl.-Ing, MSc) in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Analytical skills and technical writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, creativity and perseverance
  • Fluent in German and/or English
  • Experience working with 1D simulation tools (e.g., GT Power) and engine test bed operation preferred
  • Valid work permit in Austria required

Our offer

  • Doctoral thesis related to an exciting research Project
  • Outstanding research infrastructure
  • Independent work in an excellent team and with international Partners
  • Flexible working time, situated in excellent location of Graz, canteen
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Full-time position with an annual gross salary of Euro 40,000-
  • Immediate start desired


Earliest starting date:
February 1, 2019

For additional information please contact:

Johannes Kreil
HR Manager