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PhD Position, Data Science for Combustion (m/f)

  • GE Aviation
  • Co-op/Intern
  • Posted 7/18/2017 8:51:02 PM
  • 2936157
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Engineering
Location(s): Germany; Garching

About Us:
GE Aviation, a division of GE's Technology Infrastructure business, is a world-leading producer of commercial jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft with an extensive global service network to support these products. Technological excellence, supported by continuing substantial investments in research and development, has been the foundation of GE Aviation's growth and helps to ensure quality products for customers.
GE Aviation is increasing our presence in Europe, and now is the time to join the technology team at our Munich, Germany location. For more than 125 years, GE has been respected for its performance and innovative spirit. GE people worldwide are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into leading products and services that help solve some of the world's toughest problems. We are expanding our technology development team to meet the growing demand for new and innovative products.
As a member of the technology team, you will cooperate with GE Aviation worldwide and members of GE Global Research and apply your expertise to the design and development of the next generation of aircraft engines and components. Learn more about GE Aviation today!

Role Summary:
Several research positions are available in the Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network MAGISTER, funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020. MAGISTER is a project providing research training in data science, machine learning, computational fluid mechanics, combustion dynamics and acoustics for aircraft engines. Two positions in data science and combustion in aircraft engines are available at GE Aviation. The positions are limited to the 3 years of the PhD program.

Essential Responsibilities:
Your specific responsibilities will include:
  • Execute data analysis, modeling, testing and visualization that meet academic / business and the product / program requirements
  • Develop machine learning models focused on aero and thermo-acoustic of aircraft engines
  • Formulate and implement plans to achieve technical requirements, schedules and contract commitments
  • Interact with co-workers within GE Aviation Digital and Combustion Engineering communities, the MAGISTER project partners and the academic community to establish best practices and technical achievements
  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues and significant developments
  • Participate as a presenter in technical and program reviews

  • Master’s degree in Computational Engineering & Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines
  • Experience in data science, machine learning and data visualization
  • Experience in one programming language such as Python, R or similar
  • Demonstrated process orientation in approach to work
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to communicate at a variety of levels, from detailed design reviews to high-level leadership reviews
  • Fluency in English
  • Eligible to Horizon 2020 Guidelines by not having performed the main activity in Germany for more than 12 months of the 36 months before starting the position.
  • Eligible to Horizon 2020 Guidelines by being in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of the research career, starting from the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle to embark a PhD study

Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge and expertise of aircraft engine design, combustion fundamentals and combustion dynamics
  • Effective in contributing in a cross-functional teamwork environment
  • In-depth understanding of engineering technology and tools
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to guide and influence others

If you have any further questions, please contact the responsible recruiter Sarah Simon, Phone: 069/40125-1112.

Locations: Germany; Garching

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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