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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A Joint Degree Programme by the United Nations University and Technische Universität Dresden. BACKGROUND United Nations University (UNU) was established in 1973 and currently it is comprised of over 15 Research Institutes and Programmes in 13 countries around the world. Even though postgraduate...
United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), Dresden, 17 April 2014
Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS), School of Biological Biomedical & Environmental Sciences The University wishes to appoint a Reader in Applied Estuarine and Marine Sciences to work in the Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS, see http://www.hull.ac.uk/iecs). The...
Hull University, Hull, 16 April 2014
We are undergoing rapid development and are investing heavily in the development of smart energy meters and systems for wireless metering, enabling utility companies to regulate energy and water consumption and balance production. Our aim is to be the best in the field, and we require a Senior...
Kamstrup A/S, Industrivej 28, DK-8660 Skanderborg, Skanderborg, 3 April 2014
Luleå University of Technology is in an expansionary phase and is strengthening research and education within atmospheric science. One part of the effort is the recruitment of a chaired professor with the tasks to lead the topic and building a strong team.               The focus of the research...
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, 6 March 2014
The Dependable Computation and Communications (DCC) research group at Luleå University of Technology, seeks to hire a graduate student to work on Software for SmartGrid and Datacenters Automation. The Ph.D. position is appropriate for industrial automation and control engineers with knowledge of...
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, 22 April 2014
at the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering to be filled by 1st November 2014 for an initial period of six years. The appointment may be converted to a permanent position. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research. Research is focused on the...
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, 22 April 2014
This position is initially limited in time and will end on 30th June 2015 with potential for contract prolongation depending on a positive project development. The tenure is based on the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher Education.Your tasks:We are looking for a talented researcher with focus on...
Universität Siegen, Siegen, 17 April 2014
A researcher position is available at Technical University of Denmark, DTU Wind Energy, the Section of Composites and Materials Mechanics. Adhesive bonds play an important role in the substructures of wind turbine blades. The design, the quality of the bondlines and the mechanical properties of the...
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, 15 April 2014
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Haldor Topsøe A/S (HTAS) are seeking a candidate for a PhD position in analysis of fracture in porous ceramic steam-reforming catalysts by use of X-ray tomography. Responsibilities and tasks The PhD...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 10 April 2014
for its Automated Reasoning and Nonlinear Arithmetic research area. The area is coordinated by Thomas Sturm and forms part of the Automation of Logic Group, which includes 17 researchers from several countries worldwide. Our working language is English. The group collaborates with several major...
Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, 10 April 2014
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) is seeking a specialist for Bacterial Genome Engineering group.  The CFB is a research center at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aiming at designing next generation of cell factories using advanced metabolic engineering...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 9 April 2014
Description: The German University in Cairo is looking for highly capable and motivated applicants wishing to join the Architecture and Urban Design Program. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates are expected to be strongly committed...
The German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, 8 April 2014
The Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University is primarily a research organization, with ~160 employees working in environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. A major research focus of the biogeochemistry unit lies in...
Stockholm University, Stockholm, 7 April 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible.We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Scientific Computing with a strong emphasis on Computational Sciences and Engineering. The successful candidate will...
Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, 7 April 2014
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be appointed as soon as possible. We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Discrete Mathematics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and...
Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, 7 April 2014
Pay-scale grade W3, commencing in April 2015. We are looking for a scholar of distinction with a high international reputation in soil mechanics and foundation engineering, rock mechanics and tunneling. The successful candidate will have demon-strated an internationally recognized research program...
Technische Universität München, München, 4 April 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity The Endowed Professorship is part of the Institute of Power Engineering. It is assumed that the applicant has an engineering education, was employed in the industry for several years and can prove managerial experiences and outstanding scientific research...
Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus - Senftenberg, Cottbus, 3 April 2014
The Kühne Logistics University (KLU), named after its founder and donor, Klaus-­?Michael Kühne, is a private, independent, international and state-­?recognized business school. With a strong emphasis on logistics and supply chain management research and education, KLU has a very young faculty which...
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, 2 April 2014
provides openings of 10 PhD positions in summer 2014 in a Munich-based programme jointly held by 10 leading research groups at Technische Universität München (TUM), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Walther-Meissner-Institut (WMI),...
Technische Universität München (TUM), München, 28 March 2014
The Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab) is one of Europe’s largest academic research groups in cyber security.  NISlab covers a large part of the cyber security field, including crypto, critical infrastructure protection, cyber defence, and computational forensics, biometrics,...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik, 27 March 2014
Deadline for application: 05. May 2014
Hochschule Coburg, Coburg, 25 March 2014
Application closing date: May 15, 2014. 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 the opportunity to...
Universität Kassel, Kassel, 21 March 2014
to be filled until October 1, 2015. The professorship represents the field of Experimental Physics in research and teaching with a focus on Atomic and Molecular Physics. The appointed professor will be expected to bear an appropriate share of the teaching duties of the faculty as well as of the...
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 17 March 2014
The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) at McMaster University seeks an outstanding candidate for a three-year (renewable) faculty position in biostatistics at the Assistant Professor rank (or associate professor rank) in the Special category. The successful candidate...
McMaster University, Hamilton, 14 March 2014
Reference number SU FV-0790-14. Deadline for applications: April 30, 2014.   The Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) at Stockholm University is an interdisciplinary department focused on two research themes: contaminant science, and atmospheric science & biogeochemistry. We are a...
University of Stockholm, Stockholm, 13 March 2014
For the Department of Chemical Engineering the School seeks to appoint an experienced head of department.  The head of department supervises the teaching and research activities of the academic staff and the teaching assistants, he assigns tasks and is responsible for appraisal, promotion and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014
The School is seeking to appoint Vice Dean (Teaching and Learning) - an experienced and enthusiastic individual able to lead the School to its continuous growth and fulfill the aspiration to become the leading School of Engineering within the Central Asian region and beyond. The Vice-Dean (Teaching...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 12 March 2014
MICMoR is an interdisciplinary and international graduate program for doctoral students in the field of climate change research. Its research focus is to understand climate change processes in mountainregions through research at the interfaces of the atmosphere, biosphere, pedo- and...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), MICMoR Research School, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 7 March 2014
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald aims to appoint 3 to 5 "Alfried Krupp Senior Fellows" during the academic year 2015/16. The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is an independent institute for advanced study situated in the center of the historic city of Greifswald on the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 27 February 2014
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald aims to appoint 5 to 8 "Alfried Krupp Junior Fellows" during the academic year 2015/16. The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald is an independent institute for advanced study situated in the center of the historic city of Greifswald on the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 27 February 2014