Junior Researcher - PhD Candidate Position (m/f/d) - Project iLEAD - ’intelligent Lightweight Functional and Hybrid 3D-Printing for Medical Assistive Devices’

 
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The   Carinthia University  of  Applied  Sciences   sets  high academic standards in an excellent  environment in Southern  Austria  

where education, culture and technology are optimally combined. We ensure modern and application oriented degree programs  

in the fields of Engineering, Management, Health Science and Social Work at superbly equipped FH-sites, with excellent teaching  

and research staff complemented by part-time lecturers from industry and international guest lectu rers.  

Further Information you can find on our website:   ?url=www.fh-kaernten.at%2F&module=jobs&id=27918" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.fh-kaernten.at/ .  

The "School of Engineering & IT", ADMiRE Lab, is looking for applicants for the following position:  

Junior Researcher - PhD-Student Position (m/f/d)  

Project iLEAD - "intelligent Lightweight Functional and  

Hybrid 3D-Printing for Medical Assistive Devices"  

Your tasks:  



  • Research in the field of the PhD-topic with the aim to achieve a PhD degree within three years,  

    Collaboration within the  research group and  the  research focus  on  additive  manufacturing,  fabri-  

    cation strategies, simulation and optimization methods.  

    Your profile:  


  • Master Degree in  Material  Science, Mechanical  Engineering,  Electrical  Engineering,  Information  

    Technology, Telematics or a related subject.  





  • High motivation, independence, diligence, team work  

    Communication skills in  scientific research  and  teaching  (optional)  

    Good academic record  

    Experience and/or interest in at least one of the following fields:  






  • Material science and mechanical engineering  

    Additive manufacturing (ideally multi-material, elastomers, fibre-m aterials)  

    Finite element method simulations  

    Optimization (topology, struc ture)  

    Object Oriented Programming (e.g. python, C++, Matlab, ...)  




  • Willingness to collaborate with industrial and academic partners.  

    Excellent command of English (B2/C1) - spoken and written  

    Basic command of (or willingness to learn) German (B2 - spoken and written)  

    Our offer:  

    The Carinthia  University of Applied Sciences appreciates the  motivation and  the  great  commitment  

    of its employees and offers attractive and family-friendly conditions.  

    Start: as soon as possible  

    Location: Campus Villach, Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach-St. Magdalen  

    Minimum Salary: EUR 2.619,31 (minimum gross, monthly salary, 14 x per year, fulltime; negotiable -  

    depending on your qualifications and professional experience)  

    st  

    Application deadline: 21  February  2021  

    Fachhochschule Kärn ten  

    gemeinnützige Privatstiftu ng  

    Villacher Straße 1  

    A-9800 Spittal/Dr au  

    T: +43 (0)5 / 90500-0  

    www.fh-kaernten .at  

    jobs fh-kaernten. at  

    You can find impressions of working and living in Villach/Carinthia, Austria at:  

    https://www.welcome2villach .at/  

    Carinthia - It’s my life / MONTE NERO Productions - YouTube  

    If you are interested in this position, please submit your full application via our website :  

    ?url=www.fh-kaernten.at%2Fj&module=jobs&id=27918" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.fh-kaernten.at/j obs .  

    Requested document s:  







  • Letter of motivation  

    Curriculum vita e  

    Certificate s  

    Transcript of records  

    List of publications and projects (if available)  

    Proofs of practical experience (if available)  

    Note: Hearing will be organized as online-Meeting using Microsoft Teams.  

    We look forward to receiving your application!  

    Further information :  

    PhD-Topic s  

    1.  

    Development of multi-material 3D-pri nting  strategies, test benches  for  benchmarkin g  and  

    demonstrator design and fabricat ion.  

    2

    .

    Finite element method  simulation, CAD  interfacing,  generative  design, and  optimization  of  

    lightweight lattice s.  

    3

    .

    3D-Printing strategy development, optimization and implementation on 5- and 6-axis robotic  

    systems.  

    4

    .

    Finite element method simulation, design, optimization and fabrication of 3D-printed sensor  

    devices to be integrated into medical devices.  

    Fachhochschule Kärn ten  

    gemeinnützige Privatstiftu ng  

    Villacher Straße 1  

    A-9800 Spittal/Dr au  

    T: +43 (0)5 / 90500-0  

    www.fh-kaernten .at  

    jobs fh-kaernten. at  

    Project Description  

    Currently available medical assistance products (orthoses, rehabilitati on  equipment,  etc.)  are  often  

    laborious to manufactur e  (Functional  Need FN1), the  fabrication  results  in  a  considerable  amount  of  

    waste (Social Need SN1), e.g. through  casting molds, and so leads to expensive products (SN2).  At  

    the same time, products are optically not appealing (SN3), heavy (FN2) and lack individualization and  

    functionalization. Similar  to  clothes with ready-made  sizes,  they often  do  not fit  the  respective  user  

    (

    This is where  3D-printing can offer a sustainable.  3D-printing  is an  essential  technology to make  to-  

    day’s manufacturing more resource-efficient, sustainable and fle xible.  

    FN3). Fit  and  function  are not  monitored  (FN4), which  can  cause  pain,  infections and other  injuries.  

    However, 3D printing has not yet been able to exploit its potential for medical devices due to the fol-  

    lowing technological ne eds:  





  • (TN1) Material can only be stacked in layers.  

    (TN2) Material combinations have not yet been investigated thoroughly.  

    (TN3) Support structures are complex and cannot be released easily.  

    (TN4) Functional components are not considered in the design and manufacturing process.  

    iLEAD starts here and examines the following areas (Goals):  


  • (G1) Multimateri al  3D-printing: material structure, compatibility analyses and printhead  de-  

    sign (addresses (FN1, SN1, TN2,3)).  





  • (G2) Lightweight lattice and simulation-based optimization (addresses (SN1,3, FN2, TN3)).  

    (G3) 3D-printing strategies for 5-axis printing (addresses (FN2, TN1,3)).  

    (G4) Intelligent functionalization of products (addresses (FN4, TN4)).  

    (G5) Holistic participatory development process including users (addresses SN3, FN3,4).  

    By 3D-printing of endless fibre composites, load-bearing and adaptive structures can  be  integrated  

    into medical  assistance  products  (e.g.  shafts  for  legs).  Combination  of  different  materials  enables  to  

    adjust the stiffness  of lightweight  lattices and  to integrate  sensors  at relevant points during  produc-  

    tion (e.g. individualized splints with monitoring of training state) for the first time. The developed  

    technology enables products to be individualized, exhibit high mechanical strength, while at the same  

    time being cost-efficient, material-  and  weight-saving. iLEAD aims to produce medical  assistance  

    products WITH AND FOR the  users by continuous user-centered-design, involving future users  and  

    experts in  the  field  of therapy. Thus, iLEAD  leads  to  an  international  leadership  and  pioneering  posi-  

    tion in 3D-printing technology with focus on medical assistance products.  

    Fachhochschule Kärn ten  

    gemeinnützige Privatstiftu ng  

    Villacher Straße 1  

    A-9800 Spittal/Dr au  

    T: +43 (0)5 / 90500-0  

    www.fh-kaernten .at  

    jobs fh-kaernten. at  





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