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Physical Sciences Instrumentation Engineer

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, NoordwijkESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for a Physical Sciences Instrumentation Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Life Support & Physical Sciences Instrumentation Section. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism. The deadline for submitting applications is 13 December 2022.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries) and not by ESA. Furthermore, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider.

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Assistance in the provision of engineering support to ESA projects throughout the life cycle;
  • Provision of support in detailed technical specifications of planned R&D activities;
  • Assistance in technical evaluation of technical developments and as well of project designs and implementations;
  • Conceptual planning and implementation of test set-ups in the microgravity laboratory;
  • Planning, setting up of test activities in the laboratory;
  • Support to testing for exploration and microgravity payloads;
  • Analysis, evaluation, reporting and interpretation of data of biological or physiological experiments;
  • Support of Breadboard testing and sample evaluation for Life Support activities.

Job requirements

  • A Master’s degree or Phd in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, or Chemistry with a focus on space science instrumentation;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • At least 3 years of experience in phase C/D payload implementation and MAIT, and possibly related PA aspects;
  • Experience in space-related instrumentation, including MAIT and PA;
  • Experience with optical payloads and/or mass spectrometry;
  • Experience in planetary instrumentation is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of software and electronics is an asset;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.


Netherlands, Noordwijk