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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Physics Salary: Circa £29,000 Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1180 To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of antimonide based nanostructured materials for the development of novel mid-infrared LEDs using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The...
Lancaster University, Lancaster (England), 12 March 2015
Applications are invited for a Research Associate (Postdoc) at Newcastle University, to work on a project funded by EPSRCs Bright IDEAS Award for a fixed-time period of 2 years, starting 1 May 2015. The project will investigate how iron-bearing clay minerals can be used to sustainably produce...
Newcastle University, Newcastle (England), 11 March 2015
Ref 6/15 The University of Agder invites applications for full-time 1-2 permanent positions as Professor/Associate Professor in Industrial Robotics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. The positions are currently located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable. The University of...
University of Agder, Grimstad (Norway), 18 February 2015
Physics Salary: Cira £29,000 Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1179 To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of gallium antimonide based quantum dot materials for the development of novel solar cells using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The research...
Lancaster University, Lancaster (England), 12 March 2015
Ref: 2735-14 The Division of Space Technology is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Polar Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an...
Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna (Sweden), 7 February 2015
on a fixed-term contract for 36 month, full time, at our facilities in Einbeck, Germany. Responsibilities: Concept development for local weather data management integrating global weather data for R&D purposes Implementation of this concept, including organizational changes and systems ...
KWS Services Deutschland GmbH, Einbeck, 5 February 2015
including the membership in the Executive board of the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units. The field of teaching includes lectures about application-related software technology for the operation of production systems and the associated technical and...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 27 March 2015
Specifications Location Function types Scientific fields Hours Salary Education Job number Enschede Postdoc positions Health, Economics, Behaviour and Society 38.0 hours per week EUR 2977 - EUR 3908 Doctorate 723503 Job description Combining people and freight flows creates...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 26 March 2015
The successful candidate has a PhD in any or all of the following: Visual ecology, theoretical and empirical analysis of light in natural environments, animal pigmentation, colour vision, bio-optics or neuroanatomy. The candidate is expected to develop a high-profile research programme, teach in...
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, 23 March 2015
to be appointed as soon as possible. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Cyber Trust and to develop TUM's scientific profile in security and reliability of ICT systems further. Organizations and corporations are...
TUM Department of Informatics, Garching, 20 March 2015
at the Institute of Avionic Systems to be filled at the earliest possible date. The Institute of Avionic Systems is working on new systemand software-approaches for highly integrated fault-tolerant avionic systems. The approaches are generative and platform based. The objective is a largely...
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 19 March 2015
for paleo proxy records in ice cores with a focus on stable water isotopes and impurities. The full offer for this position can be retrieved from http://www.awi.de/de/aktuelles_und_presse/stellenangebote/ The position is a tenure-track position and initially limited to two years, with the option...
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, 19 March 2015
The Department of Engineering Design and Materials in the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant Professorship/Associate Professorship in engineering design and materials. The Department has at...
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim (Norway), 16 March 2015
The Department of Engineering Design and Materials in the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant Professorship/Associate Professorship in engineering design and materials. The Department has at...
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim (Norway), 16 March 2015
salary scale 13 TVöD, fixed term contract for 2 years full time / suitable for part-time Job summary: The department "Safety of Structures" at Federal Institute for Materials research and testing (BAM) seeks for the group "Mechanics of materials" a post doctoral fellow to participate in...
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, 13 March 2015
The Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) is a community of 20 outstanding academics from different research institutions across Germany. They have been acknowledged by the Hector Foundation for their excellent performance and their merit in research and teaching within the natural sciences, informatics,...
Hector Fellow Academy gGmbH, Germany, 13 March 2015
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Networks and Optimization research group for a talented PhD student, on the subject of Refined Models and Coordination Mechanisms for Network Games Specifications Location Amsterdam Function types Technical, Laboratory positions,...
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 13 March 2015
Teaching occurs mainly in the Bachelor and Master programs "Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Physics Technology". In the basic engineering education mainly the areas of Machine Dynamics, Transmission Kinetics and Engineering Mechanics, and in the advanced engineering education the areas of...
University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, Merseburg, 12 March 2015
DTU Nanotech is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level. Two PhD scholarships are available to be conducted in the Optofluidics group at DTU Nanotech, as part of the HemoPOC project. HemoPOC is a...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen (Denmark), 12 March 2015
MCC’s Applied Sustainability Science (APSIS) Group is offering a Post-doc position focused on data analytics and visualization applied to policy-relevant research in the fields of global commons and climate change. The successful candidate is expected to contribute prominently to the...
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, 10 March 2015
Your Job: Focus: CO2 and H2O isotope fluxes in terrestrial systems Isotope-specific measurements of H2O and CO2 fluxes in soil-plant-systems with the latest infrared laser absorption spectrometer technology, with special emphasis on depth-dependent oxygen isotope exchange between H2O and CO2 in the...
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, 6 March 2015
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a W3-Professorship for Integrated Systems. The future occupant of the position Integrated Systems is to perform research in this area and shall represent this area...
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 5 March 2015
More detailed information on the vacancy can be found on the website of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences on:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, 5 March 2015
The positions are within the KIT/IMK-IFU's division "Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions" and contribute to the DFG-funded project "Climate feedbacks and benefits of semi-arid forests (CliFF)". In this project, micrometeorological and eco-physiological research will be combined to investigate the role...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 4 March 2015
(fulltime positions, salary scale 13 TV-L) Positions in the Research Training Group are initially limited in time for a period of 36 months with potential for contract prolongation depending on a positive project development. The tenure is based on the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher...
University of Siegen, Siegen, 4 March 2015
(fulltime position, salary scale 13 TV-L) Positions in the Research Training Group are initially limited in time for a period of 36 months with potential for contract prolongation depending on a positive project development. The tenure is based on the Act on Temporary Employment in Higher Education....
University of Siegen, Siegen, 4 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members at Assistant, Associate and Full Pro­fes­sor ranks to join its rapidly growing program in Robotics and Mechatronics in the School of Science and Technolo­gy. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical,...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 4 March 2015
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members at Assistant, Associate and Full Professor ranks to join its rapidly growing programs in Robotics and in Computer Science at the School of Science and Technology. Successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree from a...
Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan), 2 March 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), 26 February 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), 26 February 2015
The "Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships" will be awarded to outstanding senior scientists and scholars who are qualified by their achievements in research as well as in teaching. The "Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships" will be awarded to highly promising younger post-doctoral scholars. Through the...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
Um ein Alfried Krupp Senior-Fellowship können sich durch her­aus­ragende Leistungen in Forschung und Lehre ausgewiesene Wissenschaftler/-innen bewerben. Die Alfried Krupp Junior-Fellowships werden an beson­ders quali­fizierte promovierte Nachwuchswissen­schaftler/-innen vergeben. Das Alfried Krupp...
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Greifswald, 26 February 2015
commencing in April 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), Garching, 19 February 2015
Job description The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in areas including, but not limited to: Access control, including use of new technologies and improved use of existing technologies Trust models and mechanisms, including, but not limited to trust in hardware and software...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik (Norway), 14 February 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
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 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
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