Jobs and Vacancies in Engineering Research

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERING

A research engineer position can entail literally hundreds of different disciplines and research fields. The one unifying principle of all fields of engineering is the application of research into the formation of new structures, machines, processes or materials. If you were to ask the public about how they envisage the work of engineers, their view would probably be shaped by the scientifically revolutionary nineteenth century and names such as the structural engineer, Brunel, or pioneer of the steam locomotive, George Stephenson. Engineers today can, however, expect much more varied possibilities than just jobs in civil engineering or mechanics. Modern science and technology have brought together all types of fields and disciplines into an engineering research landscape that promises exciting opportunities for thousands of academics.

Due to the nature of engineering as an applied science, the work of a research engineer will most probably be of interest to many other parties, including industry and governments. Research budgets have, therefore, remained strong despite the recent financial squeeze in academia. Whether you are looking for your next job at companies, research institutes or universities, plenty of options are open to you.

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Ref: 2735-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 7 February 2015
on a fixed-term contract for 36 month, full time, at our facilities in Einbeck, Germany. Responsibilities: Concept development for local weather data management integrating global weather data for R&D purposes Implementation of this concept, including organizational changes and systems ...
KWS Services Deutschland GmbH, Einbeck, 5 February 2015
Ref 6/15 The University of Agder invites applications for full-time 1-2 permanent positions as Professor/Associate Professor in Industrial Robotics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. The positions are currently located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable. The University of...
University of Agder, Grimstad (Norway), 18 February 2015
The "Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships" will be awarded to outstanding senior scientists and scholars who are qualified by their achievements in research as well as in teaching. The "Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships" will be awarded to highly promising younger post-doctoral scholars. Through the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
Um ein Alfried Krupp Senior-Fellowship können sich durch her­aus­ragende Leistungen in Forschung und Lehre ausgewiesene Wissenschaftler/-innen bewerben. Die Alfried Krupp Junior-Fellowships werden an beson­ders quali­fizierte promovierte Nachwuchswissen­schaftler/-innen vergeben. Das Alfried Krupp...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
The School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Head of Department in Civil Engineering, providing academic leadership in all aspects of its operations, in the academic programs in terms of the bachelor and master program in Civil Engineering and in the contribution of the Department...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 26 February 2015
The School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Head of Department in Mechanical Engineering, providing academic leadership in all aspects of its operations, in the academic programs in terms of the bachelor and master program in Mechanical Engineering and in the contribution of the...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 26 February 2015
Four new Postdoctoral positions will soon be advertised on Leverage Points for Sustainability Transformation: Institutions, People and Knowledge pink square The deadline for all four positions is 10th March, 2015. Title Block PD1: RESTRUCTURE: Institutional dynamics in sustainability...
Leuphana University, Lüneburg, 20 February 2015
commencing in April 2016. The salary will consist of a base salary according to Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 19 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede Postdoc positions Engineering 38.0 hours per week EUR 2977 Doctorate 716854 Job description Embedding and networking numerous intelligent objects into an environment creates a...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 17 February 2015
Job description The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in areas including, but not limited to: Access control, including use of new technologies and improved use of existing technologies Trust models and mechanisms, including, but not limited to trust in hardware and software...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik (Norway), 14 February 2015
The impact of uncertain forecasts of wind speed and direction on the power variation of large offshore wind farms will be investigated. Even relatively small variations in the wind direction may lead to strong power fluctuations at downstream turbines if these are operating in multiple wake...
ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research, Institute of Physics of the Carl von Ossietzky - University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 13 February 2015
To the next possible starting date and to strengthen our team in the course of studies "Mechanical Engineering" at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, we are looking for a Professor (salary group W3) for the area: Autonomous Systems/ Measurement Technology It is expected of...
Aalen University, Aalen, 12 February 2015
Job description In the Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) research group, formal techniques and tools are developed and used as a means to support the development of software. This includes the development of formal theories of concurrency, design methodologies for distributed systems, and correctness...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 9 February 2015
Job description In a modern society people regularly face decisions involving considerable risks. These include financial and social risks, uncertainty about future economic climate or risk of natural disasters. A rational agent paradigm alone cannot capture the whole complexity of people's...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 5 February 2015
commencing at the earliest opportunity. We are looking for a personality that represents the field of power electronics for power systems, drives and electrical machines in the courses Electrical and Power Engineering as well as in other engineering courses. We expect sound scientific experience in...
Brandenburg Uni­versity of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 5 February 2015
commencing at the earliest opportunity. We are looking for a personality that represents the field of decentralized energy systems in the courses of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering as well as in other engineering courses. We expect sound scientific experiences in some of the following...
Brandenburg Uni­versity of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus-Senftenberg, 5 February 2015
commencing in October 2016. The salary will consist of a base salary according to Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 29 January 2015
The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship of Robotic Systems. The assistant professorship is part of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication on innovative...
ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 27 January 2015
Full time. Temporary. Application closing date: April 22, 2015 In accordance with its strategy to support junior scholars and the development of individual research profiles of extraordinarily well qualified junior scholars from Germany and abroad, the University of Kassel offers this target group...
University of Kassel, Kassel, 22 January 2015
The Department of Architecture (www.arch.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above position. The new position is at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) and embedded in the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) «Digital Fabrication - Innovative Building...
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), Zurich (Switzerland), 19 January 2015
with self-designed projects in the natural sciences and engi­neering as well as in the humanities and social sciences. In principle, the positions could be established in any research area and shall enable the fellows to conduct an independent research project. Nevertheless, the integration in an...
University of Bremen, Bremen, 8 January 2015