Jobs and Vacancies in Engineering Research

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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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Gjøvik University College (GUC) has, together with Telenor, FFI, and other key players within the Norwegian armed Forces, police, business, policy and academia, established Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). CCIS is focusing on advanced applied research, education and training. CCIS...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik (Norway), 10 December 2014
Two (2) Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers. Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting on October 1, 2015, and consists of two phases: Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin; Phase 2: 12 months of...
Freie Universität Berlin / The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Berlin, Jerusalem (Israel), 17 December 2014
More detailed information on vacant positions can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences on:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, 17 December 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible. The salary will be composed of a base salary according to the Bayeri­sche Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3). We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in Turbomachinery and Flight Propulsion....
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 11 December 2014
Work description: Acting as key expert for advancing topics related to traffic modelling, ranging from transportation measurement to traffic simulation Independent applied scientific research on par with international standards Support in advancing the research strategy Acquisition of research...
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna (Austria), 5 December 2014
If you intend to submit a proposal to the current call of the European Research Council and would be interested in joining LMU's research community, please contact the appropriate faculty member in your field of research as soon as possible.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Munich, 4 December 2014
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of integrated digital systems and circuit design. The starting date is October 1, 2016. Internationally recognized expertise in one or several of the following...
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 4 December 2014
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Energy Resource and Innovation Economics. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is linked to the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN) at the E.ON Energy Research Center. The...
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 4 December 2014
The new Director of MSRI will advance the research institute to become a leading research center on mountain societies. MSRI currently works in four thematic areas: sustainable land management, including pasture and forest management, and responsible governance; food security and nutrition, farming...
University of Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic), 3 December 2014
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting highly qualified PhD stu­dents or Post-Doctoral researchers (up to 2 positions) to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate will have strong...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, 1 December 2014
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting a highly qualified statistical programmer to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate may have background in statistics, computer science,...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, 1 December 2014
The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (www.mavt.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a full or an assistant professorship (tenure track) in Geoenergy Process Technologies. arrowApplicants should demonstrate a strong background in engineering and natural sciences. In...
ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 1 December 2014
arrow The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (www.baug.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering. arrow Candidates should hold a PhD degree in civil and/or geotechnical engineering and have a strong background in mechanics of...
ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 20 November 2014
The Industrial Engineering Department within the Faculty of Manage­ment and Business Sciences invite applicants for the position of a Professor (grade W2) for the area: Marketing and Statistics with focus on Industrial Marketing (business-to-business marketing). We are looking for a professor who...
Aalen University, Aalen, 17 November 2014
in the field of "Big Data Management" Reference number: IV-405/14 (to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 3 years; an extension of 3 more years is possible after successful evaluation) Responsibilities: Big data is one of the biggest challenges of the present. The derivation of actionable...
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 30 October 2014
affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and starting on April 1, 2016. Preference for this research and teaching position will be given to candidates with interest and experience in the field of material adapted design and construction of statically and dynamically highly loaded...
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 9 October 2014