Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater
access to cleaner energy.
The theoretical and computational methods group at the Swiss ABB research center develops and improves models and
numerical tools describing physical phenomena relevant to ABB products and technologies. These are used to support the
development of next-generation products.
We are looking for an outstanding scientist to join our group.
You develop models for complex physical phenomena in electrical switchgear systems, and apply and create advanced
simulation tools. You build the bridge between theory and numerical application, and bring in your expertise in
computational fluid dynamics.
In cooperation with a multidisciplinary team you drive the development of new switchgear concepts and ideas supporting
the development of prototypes and products with simulations and detailed analysis of the underlying processes.
This is a unique opportunity for someone with a desire to carry out research to push the boundaries of current
technologies, and to contribute with their modelling expertise to ABB’s success by reinforcing an already strong team
of scientists and engineers. If you are passionate about science and technology and want to work in an inspiring
environment where your skills are used to address important questions, then apply now.
- Perform theoretical and applied research in the area of switching and protection
- Develop advanced algorithms for CFD simulations of switchgear
- Apply and develop modern computational methods
- Drive innovation based on physical insight and complex simulations
- Work with and transfer knowledge to and from ABB business units and other partners from industry and academia
- Initiate and lead research projects
- Publish scientific articles and attend conferences
- Ph.D. in theoretical, computational physics, or closely related field; post-doctoral experience an advantage
- Outstanding scientific track record
- Broad knowledge in physics and numerical methods
- Expertise in computational fluid dynamics
- Experience with commercial simulation frameworks
- Knowledge in arc / plasma physics or related fields is a plus
- Ability to quickly acquire knowledge in new scientific areas and to integrate innovative techniques into your
- Fluency in English and willingness to learn German
- Communication skills and interest in lively interaction within interdisciplinary teams
- Curiosity, enthusiasm, and drive to enter new fields of research and technology