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Department: Department of Physics
Regime Full-time

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Together we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The University of Antwerp’s Physics Department of the Faculty of Science is looking for a full-time specialist staff member - expert in the field of electromechanical engineering


The position includes the following tasks:

  • You will be a member of the Einstein Telescope (ET) Collaboration that envisages the construction and operation of a 3rd generation gravitational wave interferometer by 2035
  • You will join the particle physics group of the university of Antwerpen
  • You will participate in the construction and commissioning of the ETpathfinder R&D laboratory, located in Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • You will install, test and maintain specialized electromechanical systems that contribute to the ETpathfinder R&D facility
  • You will work in an international research context with specialists in various fields
  • You will be both responsible for the technical and organisational aspects of various sub-projects within the ETpathfinder context

In your role, you take instructions and regulations into account with a view to achieving predefined objectives.


  • You have an academic degree in electromechanical engineering or equivalent competences gained through prior work experience
  • You have good oral and written knowledge of Dutch and English
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation
  • You have strong skills in planning and organisation
  • Additional skills in the field of CAD design, computing,  electronics design and simulation are highly appreciated

What we offer

  • We offer a temporary contract for a period of two years, possibly extendable to longer duration
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary within pay band 5.1-7.1 of the pay scales of the Administrative and Technical Staff. Your entry-level grade depends on your relevant professional experience. If you work part time, your salary is calculated proportionally on the basis of your employment percentage.
  • You will receive meal vouchers, ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, group insurance, an income protection insurance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • We offer flexible working hours.
  • You will have 40 days of annual leave and collective leave for 1 week when the university is closed, between Christmas and New Year.
  • Regular travels to the ETpathfinder R&D lab in Maastricht, will be required, or you can opt to be permanently stationed in Maastricht
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this job through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including September 28 2023, 23:00 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply for job', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: cover letter, and your extended CV
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next step(s) in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following dates: October 10 2023, decision of the selected candidates and invitations for interviews.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact dr. Nick van Remortel, University of Antwerpen, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

The University of Antwerp is a sustainable, family-friendly organization which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.