Makerspace Employee

Makerspace Employee

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24 Oct 1 Dec Delft

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Job description

The idStudioLab is a design research community of the Faculty of Industrial Design. It has about 40 members from staff, students, and guests. This include professors, lecturers, research staff, PhD and MSc students. The IDStudioLab hosts research from different groups at the Department of Industrial Design and aims to promote cross-pollination between projects, between research and education, between making and thinking, between theory and design. In the center of the idStudioLab there is a makerspace with facilities for tinkering with material and interactive technology. This lab also houses the technical staff catering to the technical side of idStudioLab projects.

The position is for a new employee as a member of the technical staff of the idStudiolab. The technical staff provides support for solving problems with technology, aides in the design and realisation of prototypes intended for use in education and research. In addition the technical staff takes care of the daily operation of the makerspace, to eg. keep the equipment operational and the place organised.  


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • The applicant has experience making electronic circuits with sensors, actuators and microcontrollers.
  • The applicant has experience developing code in eg. C++ for embedded applications with microcontrollers.
  • Given requirements, the applicant can formulate a plan for the design of an embedded system and develop a working prototype.
  • Experience with desktop and server oriented systems (Windows, Macos, Linux).
  • The applicant should be willing to acquire more advanced skills in any of the above.
  • Participate in our makers lab, the applicant is willing to participate in organising the lab together with colleagues and students.
  • The applicant has an affinity with Industrial Design, is service oriented, willing to help colleagues and students with technical issues and making when making interactive systems. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Temporary, 1 year with possible extension.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities .


Technische Universiteit Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


Faculty Industrial Design Engineering

The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is the largest and broadest scientific design institute in the world, with over 2,000 students, more than 6,000 alumni and 300 staff (researchers and lecturers, including designers from industrial practice). The faculty aims to contribute to a better living environment and respond to social challenges by combining human values and desires with technological feasibility and economic viability. We are excellently placed to do so, as we ground design methods and skills in scientific knowledge from a wide range of disciplines, leading to concrete solutions.

The department ID is recognized as an international leader in design research and was ranked excellent by an international review panel in 2015. Our research and education focusing on topics like design for happiness, prototyping in design thinking, design aesthetics, future interactions, ergonomics and social design. The department also houses the ID-StudioLab, a unique interdisciplinary design research community that facilitates design-driven research and education. We believe that a professional designer needs scientific knowledge and the skills to use systematic methods, techniques and tools. We teach future designers to conceptualize products and services that are understandable and stimulate meaningful experiences. We develop and improve the knowledge and skills that help designers and researchers contribute to relevant societal challenges and to have an impact.  


  • Technical and laboratory
  • 24—38 hours per week
  • €2709—€4274 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level +
  • ATIO 0794


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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