Open Positions at the Chair

Research and non-research related job offerings are listed below:

Research Staff

Conceptual Aircraft Design

Scientific Researcher (m/w/d)

To strengthen our team, we are looking for research assistants/doctoral candidates (m/f/d) in the field of conceptual aircraft design at our site in Garching near Munich.

Our common challenge

How can new technologies influence new aircraft configurations to enable a sustainable aviation system? The pursuit of climate-friendly aviation and new capabilities of unmanned systems will lead to radically different aircraft of the future. To find promising combinations of technologies and integrate them into feasible future aircraft designs, the Chair is engaged in two initiatives: The internal Aircraft Design BOx (ADEBO) and the university-wide UNICADO-framework. 
While ADEBO offers the opportunity to design a very wide range of aircraft concepts - from civil transport aircraft to combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles - the UNICADO project combines the capabilities and expertise of the six leading German universities in a collaborative approach to derive new solutions for a climate-neutral aviation system.

More information regarding your tasks here.

Aircraft Noise Analysis and Modeling UAM

Scientific Researcher (m/w/d)

To strengthen our team at the campus in Garching near Munich we search by the earliest possible data a full-time doctoral candidate / scientific researcher (m/w/d) in the area of Aircraft Noise Analysis and Modeling UAM.

At the Chair of Aircraft Design, noise research focuses on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) applications like air taxis and cargo drones. Relevant activities in this area are noise optimization and noise modeling of aircraft systems. Noise measurement data are acquired during flight tests with an in-house developed noise measurement system. Numeric noise simulations are conducted utilizing a CFD/Ffowcs Williams-Hawking’s based approach. Large simulations run at the HPC environment of the Leibnitz Supercomputing Centre.

Your tasks:

  • Noise measurement of electric, vertical take-off and landing cargo drones (eVTOL UAVs) during in-flight tests in hover, cruise and transition
  • Propeller noise measurements at an aeroacoustic wind tunnel
  • Numeric modeling (CFD/FW-H), validation and analysis of noise emissions from single propellers and whole aircraft configurations
  • Derivation of high precision noise models from simulation data (and partly measurement data)

More information here.

UAV Design and Testing

Post-Doctoral Researcher

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a post-doctoral researcher in UAV design and testing at our site in Garching near Munich.


Your Tasks

The chair is involved in multiple research projects focussing on novel UAV solutions for a variety of applications. It would be your task to join with the team of researchers to come up with novel solutions and enable the successful demonstration of the technologies, systems and aircraft designs in ground and flight testing. Jointly with the technician of the chair you will be responsible for the management of the integration lab as well as the flight test hangar at the research airport in Oberpfaffenhofen, which will start operation in autumn this year. Besides research activities you will also contribute to the lectures and organizational tasks of the institute.

More information here

Technical Staff