ESA is looking for a Materials’ Physics and Chemistry Engineer.
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer in the Materials Physics and Chemistry Section, Technical Reliability and Quality Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
The Materials Physics and Chemistry Section provides functional support to ESA projects and carries out technological research (R&D) in the fields of Materials Physics and Chemistry, associated processes and environmental effects.
The Section supports project-specific activities in the selection, characterisation, verification, approval and application of metallic and non-metallic materials & processes for ESA programmes with a focus on the process and environmental verification. Environmental verification covers the ground as well as the space environment.
General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape
Project support experience in technical domains covered by the position
Spacecraft systems knowledge and materials engineering aspects for space missions
Hands-on laboratory experience with characterisation techniques aimed at evaluating physical and chemical properties and environmental effects on materials and related processes
Proven experience in establishing and executing complex test plans as well as setting up and performing predictive modelling and correlation analyses, this also requires experience in discussing with customers their needs and in translating them into test requirements and goals
Experience in the preparation of procurement activities for technology development and innovation (statements of work, proposal evaluation, etc)
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews
Experience with materials & processes engineering and quality standards, possibly including their preparation and implementation
A Master’s degree in materials science or engineering, materials physics or chemistry, applied physics or similar field related to the position is required.
Understanding of how materials and their associated processes are affected by the environment (ground and space) and how test methods are developed to characterize such effects is required.
Familiarity and knowledge of environmental modelling software like SPENVIS is an asset.
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The closing date for applications is 16 July 2021.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at email@example.com.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
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