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Job Record #16250
TitleResearch Engineer
CategoryContract Work
Employervon Karman Institute
LocationBelgium, Rhodes-Saint-Genèse
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateWednesday, January 15, 2020
Job description
We are seeking a full-time Research Engineer to join the von Karman 
Institute in the Department of Turbomachinery and Propulsion. The position 
is initially a fixed-term for one year, that could be turned into a 
permanent position at the end of the first year.
As part of a team investigating advanced technologies for future aero-engine 
turbomachinery, you will support the experimental research programs of the 
Turbomachinery and Propulsion Laboratory at the von Karman Institute. The 
Research Engineer will be responsible for the design, execution and 
management of a measurement test campaign for the investigation of the 
aerodynamics of novel turbine designs enabled by advanced additive 
manufacturing techniques. The project will experimentally study several 
turbine geometries in a low-speed linear cascade using state-of-art 
intrusive and optical measurement techniques. The final goal of the research 
is to quantify the performance benefits brought by the new designs and 
unveil the flow physics behind these improvements.    
As the technical leader of this project, you will be responsible for:
•	Project planning and management,
•	design of the experiments,
•	part and instrumentation procurement,
•	rig upgrade operations,
•	development and implementation of measurement techniques, 
•	processing and analysis of all measurement data.
The successful candidate is also expected to organize the research data and 
report results and findings to colleagues and external research sponsors. 
You are expected to contribute actively to the dissemination of the research 
findings through conference participation and peer-reviewed articles. The 
candidate will also mentor graduate and post-graduate students involved in 
the research project.

You will have a PhD in Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerospace or related 
engineering field. 
Experience is required in the field of experimental fluid dynamics. The 
successful applicant is familiar with experimental techniques for testing of 
turbomachinery. The job requires multitasking skills, capability to work 
under tight deadlines, and predisposition towards teamwork while liaising 
closely with faculty, student and staff members.
A background in one of the following subjects is a valuable asset: 
turbomachinery flows, measurement techniques for wind tunnel testing, 
experimental data analysis and processing. Familiarity with optical 
techniques (laser techniques such as PIV and/or LDV) is also an asset. 
Knowledge and experience in turbomachinery CFD is an asset, but not a 
requisite. Fluent knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory.
Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, hardworking and team players. 
We ensure a high-level of interaction in a world-known international 
research center specialized in fluid dynamics for aerospace, environmental 
and propulsion applications.
Working conditions
The appointment is fixed-term for 1 year with possibility to turn the 
assignment into a permanent position. The salary and benefits are dependent 
on skills and experience. We maintain a very friendly and international 
working environment, which will provide easy adaptation for the selected 

Selection process
You will be required to upload a covering letter, CV, publication list and 
the contact of two referees as part of your application. Please apply at 
Short-listed candidates are called for an interview with the search 
committee at the von Karman Institute. The selected candidate must comply 
with the internal procedures of the von Karman Institute and receive 
clearance from the Institute Board of Directors before she or he can begin 
to work. The von Karman Institute reserves the right not to appoint a 
candidate if no suitable candidate is found.
Further information on the position and informal enquiries may be addressed 
to Assistant Professor Sergio Lavagnoli (

Contact Information:
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NameHiring Manager
Email ApplicationNo
AddressChaussée de Waterloo 72, 1640 Rhodes-St-Genèse, Belgium
Record Data:
Last Modified16:09:16, Friday, November 08, 2019

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