Another Scientist Position at HZDR (Dresden, Germany)

Scientist position

at MHD Department, Institute of Fluid Dynamics

of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR)


Yet without a vacancy notice number, the following scientist position will soon be officially announced.

The MHD department at HZDR is looking for a scientist (f/m) for the modeling of liquid metal based stationary electricity storage systems (liquid metal batteries).

Liquid metal batteries are a promising candidate for future large scale storage of electricity from volatile sources as photovoltaic and wind power. Single cells consist of a three layer arrangement of two liquid metals and a molten salt sandwiched in between them, forming stable density stratification. Not only is the MHD of such devices rich and interesting but also their integration into tomorrow’s power grids poses a number of challenges.

You should have a university degree (diploma or MSc) in the field of power engineering, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering or process engineering. Interdisciplinary thinking, the ability for independent scientific work and active communication skills are essential for a successful implementation of the project. Experience in the modeling of battery storage systems and the knowledge of energy management systems would be advantageously. A background in fluid mechanics, heat- and mass transfer and/or electrochemistry would greatly facilitate the detailed simulation of liquid metal batteries.

Your tasks will include:

  • the development of liquid metal battery models as building blocks in future energy systems based on volatile sources
  • the requirement engineering and conception of the network integration (electricity and heat) of liquid metal batteries
  • the participation in the definition of interfaces and the data base integration of the developed models
  • the participation in the numerical simulation of liquid metal batteries

For further information, please contact Tom Weier ( or Sven Eckert (

The position will soon be announced on the HZDR web-page with a related vacancy notice number. Once this is case, please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, certificates,…) before February 15, 2016 via Online application


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