Engineering Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Technician

Engineering Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Technician

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17 Aug 22 Sep Enschede

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Job description

You will be the inspiring head of our unique laboratory, in charge of its daily safe operation, the availability of equipment, its optimal use, timely upgrade, and constant improvement of the experimental facilities and instrumentation. You will be able to operate the equipment yourself and instruct users, as well as coordinate test campaigns for research projects of MSc and PhD students, You will initiate design and implementation of new experimental setups, and the instrumentation. You will also be involved in experimental feasibility studies, collaboration with industry, practical teaching, and training of researchers and students. Finally you will support the chair in the adequate financial management of the laboratory and its facilities.


University of Twente (UT)


You preferably have
  • A Higher Vocational Education (HVE/HBO) in Aeronautical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, or Electronic engineering;
  • Keen interest in fluid mechanics/aerodynamics/aeroacoustics.
  • Leadership and project organization skills, and good safety standards;
  • Hands-on experience in:
    • Design, implementation and testing of experimental setups, as well as operating, maintaining upgrading these setups;
    • Laboratory finance management;
    • Electronics for instrumentation, (e.g. PCB design);
    • Programing in LabVIEW, Matlab,
    • Establish and implement laboratory maintenance routines;
    • Supporting researchers as well as (bachelor and/or master) students.
    • Willingness to learn about the laboratory daily instrumentation (CTA, PIV, etc.)
  • You are highly motivated, self-reliant and possess the communication skills and the curiosity to thrive in a multidisciplinary research team. You have good analytical skills and mind-set.
  • You enjoy transmitting knowledge and instructing young researchers and students to do safe experimental research.
  • You can use English effectively. In order to interact meaningful with our industry partners, Dutch language skills are preferred. Non-Dutch speaking candidates will be supported by offering the opportunity of language classes.

Information and application
Information about the EFD research group is available at: and

For more information about this vacancy you can contact prof. C.H. Venner, +31 (53) 4892488, email, or dr. Leandro de Santana +31 (53) 4892587, email:

Please send your application, curriculum vitae, motivation letter, a list with courses (and grades) attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications through the link below, no later than September 22nd. 2017. You can upload a maximum of 3 documents.

Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging technician position in an inspiring multidisciplinary environment. You will be fulltime appointed at the University of Twente. We offer a position for a maximum period of two years with the intention to make this a permanent position after positive yearly evaluations. In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities the gross monthly salary for this position will range from € 2.709,- to € 3.722- , depending on your experience and qualifications. The University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (8%) and an end-of-year bonus (8.3%) and a number of additional benefits.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.


  • Technical, Laboratory positions
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week, permanent
  • €2709—€3722 per month
  • Higher Professional Education
  • 922108


University of Twente (UT)

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