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 HGF MPG Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology invites applications for a full-time research scientist position. Our team has laboratories at the MPI for Marine Microbiology and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research. We seek excep­tional candidates to...
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 18 September 2014
The School of Engineering invites applications for visiting professors of various ranks for the departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated academics, able to develop...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Director of Studies plays a students centered role in the School of Engineering education. He/she is responsible for student recruitment, admission, academic progress, pastoral care and provides oversight on the organization and effectiveness of the student mentoring system. In these tasks the...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
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
More detailed information about vacant positions can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, 18 September 2014
commencing at the earliest opportunity. The junior professorship will be financed for five years through a group of donors and will be incorporated into the research field of lightweight design. The app­li­cant has a background in Engineering with proven scientific research experience. A solid...
Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), Cottbus-Senftenberg, 18 September 2014
Salary group W 3 - tenured Civil Servant in the field of Automation Technology Advertisement No. P 237/14 Candidates having outstanding scientific qualifications in research fields addressing electrical energy grids, in particular of relevance to the "German Energy Revolution", are invited to apply....
Universität Bremen, Bremen, 18 September 2014
The Industrial Engineering Department within the Faculty of Management and Business Sciences invite applications for the position of a Professor (salary grade W3) for the area: Process Management commencing at the earliest opportunity. As part of the expansion plan, we are looking for an...
Aalen University of Applied Sci­ences, Aalen, 18 September 2014
to be appointed as soon as possible. The initial appointment will be for 6 years; the salary will be composed of a base salary according to the Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, initial pay-scale grade W2). The appointed professor will also lead a research group at DLR's Remote...
Technische Universität München (TUM) / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Munich, 17 September 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 an excellent candidate with high potential who should have established an interna­tional recognized...
Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, 17 September 2014
IPODI Fellows will receive: o A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L), o A yearly travel allowance, o A...
International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI), Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 15 September 2014
Topic of this professorship is electrical measurement. Experience in photonics such as optical measurement incl. sensing, laser measurements and optical communication is appreciated. The position is within the »Information Technology« department which provides the Bachelor programs »Electrical...
Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, 11 September 2014
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of rail vehicle and transport systems. The starting date is July 1st, 2016. Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: The main research areas adress various challenges in rail vehicle technology....
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the domain of machine design.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research potential, who is able to teach courses related machine design, machine...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical  Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Mechatronics.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver courses in mechatronics and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in the area of chemical reaction engineering, including the area of process integration.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent background in teaching and...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time full Professor position in the area of Petroleum Engineering. The emphasis in the present position lies in novel exploration and production technologies, well engineering and management, and 3-D reservoir modelling. In...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering invites applicants for an associate professor position in the field of Power Systems, with expertise in the area of smart grids, power distribution, sustainable power generation and power electronics.    Required Qualifications:  a Ph.D. degree...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position in Industrial Engineering, with a focus on project management, operations management and/or technology management.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Engineering Geology, with research focus in problems in mining and oil-gas industries.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the Environmental Engineering, and specializing in air pollution monitoring and control. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of CAD/CAM.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record, who is able to develop curriculum and deliver high quality courses related in...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time Full Professor position in the area of Nano materials science, with a strong background in materials synthesis and analytical techniques.  We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research record,...
Nazarbayev University, Astana, 4 September 2014
Your responsibilities Active engagement in finalizing the build-up of the bachelor study program of Business Engineering Sustainable Energy Systems, as deputy program director Lecturing undergraduate students of Business Engineering Sustainable Energy Systems, in the field of ecology, various...
Hochschule Luzern (HSLU), Lucerne (Switzerland), 27 August 2014
The endowed professorship is funded by MTU Aero Engines and is part of the Institute of Aircraft Propulsion Systems (ILA). The professor's main topic will be the structural mechanics of turbojet engines in research as well as in teaching. Design and certification of aircraft engines with regards to...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 21 August 2014
Faculty of Georesources and Materials Technology We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of structural and functional noncrystalline matter as bulk or composites and theoretical as well as applied aspects of the associated processes. The starting date is summer...
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 21 August 2014
We seek to fill the position of a programmer/modeller in the plant-atmosphere interactions group, based in KIT's Atmospheric Environment department in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (http://imk-ifu.fzk.de/). Main tasks include: to further develop and evaluate the process-based dynamic vegetation...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 21 August 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
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
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