Technician Delft Planetary Laboratories

Technician Delft Planetary Laboratories

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22 Mar 5 May Delft

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Technician for the Delft Planetary laboratory at Aerospace Engineering

Job description

At the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Delft Planetary Laboratory is newly established and consists of four instruments. These instruments reproduce the conditions on planets and moons in the solar system at very cold temperatures and pressures, representative of asteroids and icy moon surfaces, or at very hot temperatures and high pressures, representative of planetary interiors such as Venus.

Setting up these instruments and maintaining them is an important effort. The technician for this position will centralize the maintenance of the different instruments, help with the further development of set-ups, keep track of the consumables, and ensure safety, support and training when the instruments are used by external users. The different instruments cover large domains of pressures (from vacuum to hydrolic press) and temperatures (from -250 Celcius to thousands of Celcius), as well as a variety of analytical techniques (spectroscopy, mass spectrometry). In this versatile environment, no single day will be the same!


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • Hold an HBO/MBO diploma.
  • Experience in vacuum systems, cryogenics, radiation sources, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy.
  • Additional laboratory and research experience in industrial or academic settings is a plus.
  • Exhibit a passion for teaching, with prior teaching experience being a valuable asset.
  • Showcase strong organizational and time management skills, complemented by excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in both Dutch and English, both orally and in writing. If Dutch proficiency is at a basic level, language courses are available.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary based on scale 9 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 3.377,- and a maximum of € 4.640,- gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.



Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.


  • Technical and laboratory
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3377—€4640 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD05180


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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