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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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant or Associate in the Electrical Energy Management Group within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The Group's research explores the challenges of high efficiency electrical energy conversion systems for applications...
University of Bristol, Bristol (England), 27 January 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
Specifications Location Enschede Function types Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2427 - EUR 4462 Education Doctorate Job number 712516 Job description You initiate,...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 26 January 2015
Under the supervision of the coordinator of the transdisciplinary research project "Begleitforschung Bodenrehabilitierung" and in close cooperation with project partners, the successful applicants will be responsible for contributing to the success of the overall project as outlined above, in...
Institute Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Potsdam, 26 January 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede PhD positions Engineering 38.0 hours per week EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 University Graduate 711624 Job description The MiniSens project aims to measure unconstrained 3D full human body movements using a...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 26 January 2015
Job description The main aim of this project is create a model based surface design method for multi-layered metal sheet based on fundamental physical insights to realize optimal frictional behavior in sheet forming processes. Microscale contact and friction models will be developed for complex...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 26 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types Postdoc positions Scientific fields Engineering, Economics, Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2476 - EUR 3908 Education Doctorate Job number 711823 Job description This research position is part of the EU Horizon 2020...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health, Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 Education University Graduate Job number 711238 Job description eNHANCE aims to assist the users in...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 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), 23 January 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), 23 January 2015
Fields of teaching and research: Business Technology Information Systems Strategic IT Management Complexity Management in Business Organizations The appointed professor will be responsible for teaching in these fields in English speaking undergraduate and graduate programs. The appointed...
Reutlingen University, Reutlingen, 22 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 above mentioned position is located in the Department of Applied Mechanics, Marine Technology research group and Advanced Steel Structures focus area, see the following webpage: http://appmech.aalto.fi/en/research/advanced_structures/steel_structures/ The Department of Applied Mechanics...
Aalto University, Espoo (Finland), 21 January 2015
You are expected to support and strengthen our research activities in the area of security and privacy in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and vehicular networking. In addition, you may contribute to topics like high-speed networking and physical-layer security. You will work in ongoing projects,...
Ulm University, Ulm, 20 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
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 funds...
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna (Austria), 19 January 2015
to be appointed as soon as possible. The salary will consist of a base salary according to the 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...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Garching, 15 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
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
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
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