German Trainee Programme (GTP): Engineer Aerospace or similar
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre and the space agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Here, 8000 employees work together on a unique variety of topics in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Their missions range from basic research to the development of innovative applications and products for tomorrow. Cutting-edge research requires excellent
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For our German Trainee Programme (GTP) in cooperation with ESA Headquarters in Paris, France, we wish to recruit a qualifiedEngineer Aerospace or similar Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (STS-FF) Your mission:
Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2019.
In the Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (FLPP), the Technology team is in charge of developing key technologies with various industrial partners all across Europe for enhancing the long-term competitiveness of European launchers and to enabling future space transportation systems. You will contribute to the identification and assessment of a wide range of cutting-edge technologies pertaining to his/hers field of expertise, e.g. materials and manufacturing processes for low cost and low mass structures, technologies for rocket propulsion or advanced avionics, navigation and control)
Joining the Technology team of FLPP, you will,
- assess the needs and potential of new technologies for European launch vehicles and FLPP Integrated Demonstrators
- develop and maintain the FLPP technologies innovation database to contribute to the teams effort in identifying and selecting potential technologies for future projects in FLPP
- conduct surveys of rocket launcher technology activities worldwide with a special focus on the projects aiming at very low cost and reusability
- participate to the preparation of technology development activities with industry and the subsequent industry follow up
- work with a large degree of autonomy, accessing inputs as per relevance and liaison with the FLPP System and Demonstrator teams
- present a progress status every 2 months
- applicants should have a keen interest in rocket launchers and hands-on experience with technology development through student experiments, lab research, or through a prior relevant internship
- German citizenship is absolutely necessary
- applicants should have just completed (conclusion not older than two years) or be in their final year of a university course at Master’s level in a relevant engineering field
- candidates must be fluent in English and the ability to work effectively in an international team environment
- applicants should detain basics of and motivation for project management
We look forward to your e-mail application in English, citing GTP-2019-STS-FF to GTP@dlr.de.
Closing date for this position is 6th September 2018. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for week 45/2018. Please visit the German Trainee Programme page for details of our application procedures. Your application should consist of a motivation letter and your CV only (CV exclusively in Europass format). Unfortunately we cannot consider further documents. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment. If you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Larissa Seidlez: firstname.lastname@example.org.