voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace GmbH & CO KG

PhD Position - Finite element based Digital Twin of the manufacturing process of Ti-6AI-4V components

  • Job-ID: V000004590
  • Location: Kapfenberg
  • Closing date: 06/30/2022


voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace GmbH & Co KG is a global development partner and a leading supplier of high-performance die-forged parts made of titanium alloys, high-alloyed steels and nickel-base alloys. As a cutting-edge developer and manufacturer of customer-specific, safety-critical forgings, the company produces high-quality component parts for the aerospace industry and other high-tech branches of industry, supplying more than 200 technologically advanced customers worldwide.

Job description

  • Development of numerical models for the plastic deformation
    and residual stress formation during forging of components.
  • Planing, coordination and evaluation of accompanying
    experimental investigations.
  • Implementation of the models and creation of a Digital Twin
    by combining the real and the digital world.
  • Close coordination with second PhD student regarding
    machining and related distortion phenomena after forging.


  • Academic degree (master equivalent) in engineering or science such as materials science,
    mechanical engineering, physics, etc. 
  • Knowledge in plasticity and modeling of the formation of residual stresses.
    Experience with numerical simulation desirable, especially with Finite Element simulation.
    Good oral and written communication skills in English.
    Scientific curiosity, team skills, self-initiative.
    Mobility for business trips to company partners and international conferences.

What we offer

We offer you a permanent employment, with start in October and a gross monthly salary of € 2.971,39 (14 times per year).
Please send your complete application documents. We would be pleased to get to know you!

This employment is accomplished by Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH. Please send your application directly to the Materials Center Leoben. 

Here is the contact information:

Materials Center Leoben Research GmbH
c / o: Dr. Peter Raninger
Roseggerstrasse 12, A-8700 Leoben
Email: bewerbung@mcl.at; www.mcl.at

You can find more information about our application process on the first page of our application form and in the "Application FAQs" section.

Your application will of course be treated with strict confidentiality.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Healthy nutrition; Parking space; Good transportation access; Training and education; Flexible work hours


Contact & Application

Verena Küllinger
Hiring Manager:
Heidi Huber