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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The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2015/16 Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus initial - one to six years - post-doctoral experience) Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral...
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 30 July 2014
NISlab/CCIS invites applications for two positions as Professor or Associate Professor of Information Security (Computer Science). The positions will be central in a new research group focusing on cyber security of critical infrastructures, control systems and ICT-accessible objects and systems, as...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik, 10 June 2014
The Vienna University of Economics and Business is the largest and one of the most prestigious economics universities in Europe, having an attractive new campus [1] and located in a city with high quality of living [2]. The Institute of Information Systems and New Media consists of an...
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna (Austria), 15 August 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity. It will be assigned to the Institute for Automation Engineering. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching and research in the broad area of measurement science and technology. He or she is expected to have an excellent scientific qualification...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 14 August 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate will represent the position in teaching and research. He or she should have experience and a successful research record in the implementation of complex functions - using hardware-software combination or with embedded systems for...
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, 14 August 2014
at the KIT- Department of Mechanical Engineering. As part of the research center of the Helmholtz Association, with its approx. 120 employees, the institute carries out research and development in the field of innovative and application-oriented information, automation and systems technologies as...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, 14 August 2014
Applicants should have a strong scientific research profile, experience in the leadership of scientific teams and excellent didactic skills. Several years of successful research activity with experience in teaching and the acquisition of third-party funding is expected. The area of research should...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, 14 August 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. Within its Fellowship program, the TUM-IAS awards up to eight Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professorships to excellent junior scientists with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda at TUM....
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 13 August 2014
Ihre Hauptaufgaben bestehen in der Entwicklung, Akquise und Leitung angewandter For­schungs­projekte mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich eTourism (Buchungsverhalten, Bewertungspor­tale, soziale Medien) oder im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit (Sozial-ökologische Netzwerke, Gover­nance, Resilienz). Hinzu kommt die...
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) - Chur, Chur (Switzerland), 4 August 2014
A public competition for the allocation of PhD-posi­tions in Mountain Environment and Agriculture is announced, for 11 positions, of which 7 positions will be covered by grants, 1 position is reserved for research assistant ("assegnisti di ricerca") and 1 place is reserved for students of foreign...
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 2014
A public competition for the allocation of PhD-posi­tions in Sustainable Energy and Technologies is announced, for 9 position, of which 8 will be covered by grants. This PhD Research Programme lasts three years during which the PhD students will actively attend the teaching and scientific...
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 2014
1. Requirements and Competencies Applicants for the assistant professorship should hold a PhD degree or equivalent. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses and they should have three to four years experiences with teaching and thesis supervision. Candidates are...
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat (Oman), 30 July 2014
Applicants should have an economic or engineering academic education and good knowledge in the field of energy industry. Many years of practice experience, cooperation in research projects and an established expert network are further requirements. High-quality and current publications underline...
Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, 24 July 2014
as soon as possible. The new professor is expected to have excellent scientific skills in the field of power plant and power system dynamics holding a successful career in at least one of the following areas: Control and automation technology for power plants Simulation of the dynamic grid...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 24 July 2014
This professorship is associated with leadership of the corresponding institute.The research focus of this professorship is in the area of fundamental processes of cell biology and multicellular mammalian systems. Furthermore, relevant biomedical aspects such as the identification of pathomechanisms...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 24 July 2014
Payment follows TVöD (Salary Class 75% E13) The positions are to be filled as soon as possible, limited to three years with the possibility of extension. The advertised positions are embedded into the joint research project MaxSynbio sponsored by the Max-Planck-Society and by the German Ministry for...
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, 21 July 2014
The PhD program is open to applicants holding a Master's degree (with written thesis) or a German 'Diplom' in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or economics. To apply, please register online and...
International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, 17 July 2014
Job-ID: 2213 Region: Doha, Katar The Emirate of Qatar is investing in a powerful new railway infrastructure under the Qatar Rail Development Program. This includes the Metro in the capital of Doha and a long-distance network for passenger and freight transport. To complete the holistic approach of...
DB International GmbH, Doha (Katar), 16 July 2014
who will support the division's directors. The position is limited to three years. The Scientific Referent will serve as an interface between the directors, the service departments and the General Administration at the Max Planck Society in Munich. He/she will help the internal and external...
Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institute), Potsdam-Golm, 10 July 2014
starting on 01.04.2015. The professorship represents research and teaching in the field of fundamental research as well as mathematically based methods for safety theory and quantitative risk assessment with a clear relation to applications in civil and environmental engineering problems. The...
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, 3 July 2014
Job description : The position is part of SCCER-CREST, the Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research that focuses on economic, social and legal aspects of the transition of energy systems (https://sccer-crest.unibas.ch). The successful candidate is expected to contribute strongly to the planned...
University of Neuchâtel, http://www2.unine.ch/seco/page-2274_en.html, 30 June 2014
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, 17 June 2014
DTU Fotonik at the Technical University of Denmark and ADVA Optical Networking in Germany have an open industrial PhD position in the project Advanced Integration of SDN and SDO for Future-Proof Networks ABACUS. The ABACUS project aims at integrating Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 7 May 2014