Research Technician
The TU Delft School of Civil Engineering

Job Title: Research Technician
Faculty: Faculty Civil Engineering 
Working hour::38-40 uur per week
Contractr: Temporarly one year, with the prospect of permanent
Salary: 2579 - 3445 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)




Faculty Civil Engineering 

This role is embedded in the

GSE Laboratory of the Department of  Engineering


The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management



GSE laboratory is seeking a highly skilled technician who is ready to take on challenging specialized technical support to research groups in the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and installation of scientific instruments and research laboratory or field equipment.

Typical duties include managing of equipment and assisting scientific staff (PhD, Postdoc and professors) in their plans of realizing state-of-the-art development of scientific instruments and experimental setups. This includes supporting staff with component design, electronic prototyping, programming and testing. The ability to thrive and actively participate in a fast developing collaborative research environment is key.



The candidate should have a profound background in mechatronics, or willingness to develop one. An engineering degree in a closely related field and affinity with electronics and programming are required. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate experience in developing and maintaining embedded control software solutions for multi-agent system applications and experimental testing, such as the use of customized, or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components.

The following qualifications are needed:

HBO or equivalent engineering degree.

Good understanding of electrical and mechatronic design concepts.

Practical knowledge of experimental laboratories.

Practices, such as 3D printing and development and/or willing to learn and develop these practices.

Familiarity with design software such as SolidWorks, Zemax, among others, and/or willing to develop these software skills.

Experience and knowledge of programming languages Labview, Matlab/Simulink Real-Time, Python, Java, C/C++ will be beneficial.

Excellent communication skills in Dutch and in English.

Ability to prioritize, plan and work in a team.


Terms and Conditions


This position has an amount of 38-40 working hours per week (1,0 fte). It is a temporary employment contract for a period of 1 year with the prospect of permanent. The salary is based on scale 8 with a maximum of €3445,- gross per month on a fulltime basis. You will be classified on the basis of knowledge and experience. Besides of course the holiday allowance in May, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December. You can also compile a part of your terms of employment package yourself with the help of the Individual Terms and Conditions package, including buying and selling leave hours. An International Children's Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Dr. P.L.J. Zitha, Director GSE Laboratory, email, tel: +31152788437.

Please e-mail your detailed CV along with a letter of application in one single PDF entitled Lastname_CITG19.23.pdf by 15 July 2019 to


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