Careers at the von Karman Institute: Construct the future together!
For 65 years as international center of excellence in fluid dynamics, the von Karman Institute brings together young engineers and scientists from all over the world to study, improve their skills and perform their research.
Construct the future together! Besides its mission of education, the von Karman Institute gathers the top-level scientists and engineers to work on very challenging projects as the next generation of engines, new propulsion concepts, the new green energy, the safety of industry, solutions for a cleaner space, the Mission to Mars and many other fields of research which can make the difference for the human kind. Those scientists have access to more than 50 wind tunnels and test rigs, some of them unique in the world to help them in their projects.
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“A scientist studies what is, whereas an engineer creates what never was“, Théodore von Kármán
As a scientific laboratory technician, you will be involved in a variety of laboratory-based research. You will assist staff and support laboratory-based investigations by undertaking a range of technical and experimental tasks, operating unique facilities like the Plasmatron (a 1.05MW plasma generator), the Longshot tunnel (a Mach 14 wind tunnel) or any other research facility.
The work is almost entirely laboratory-based and technician may work alone or as part of a team of scientific staff. The role includes supporting scientific investigations and experiments and management of the laboratory equipment, working alongside the scientific staff. More specifically, daily work may consist of:
• Assembling, preparing and mounting of test articles in the test facilities.
Requirements and Qualifications
To qualify for this position, the candidate must possess, or be ready to learn, the following knowledge, training, experience and abilities:
• Hands-on electromechanical experience with laboratory equipment / hardware
Please apply online via the "Apply for" button (below the page). Make sure you complete following fields: