Ihre 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 20 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 01.02.2015.

In the frame of the European GNSS Evolutions Programme, the European Space Agency is running a programme of advanced research and development on GNSS systems and technology, with the objectives of fostering the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of the European industry and research institutes in the fields of positioning, navigation and timing in preparation for the future evolution of EGNOS and Galileo.

The GNSS Evolution Programme and Strategy Division, within the Directorate of Galileo and Navigation Related Activities, is responsible for managing the activities of the European GNSS Evolutions Programme. See also: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/GNSS_Evolution/About_the_European_GNSS_Evolution_Programme

The opportunity will focus on one or several of the following areas:

  • GNSS monitoring with field measurements using GNSS receivers and general instrumentation equipment
  • GNSS performance evaluation, i.e. using and further developing existing service volume simulation analysis tools
  • analysis and assessment of novel GNSS system concepts: system architectures with inter-satellite links,  innovative GNSS constellations

Applications received until 7th September 2014 will be considered.

Ihre Qualifikation:

  • 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 an engineering or scientific discipline
  • candidates must be fluent in English or French, the official languages of the agency
  • knowledge on GNSS will be an asset

Ihr Start:

Freuen Sie sich auf einen Arbeitgeber, der Ihr Engagement zu schätzen weiß und Ihre Entwicklung durch vielfältige Qualifizierungs- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten fördert. Unser einzigartiges Arbeitsumfeld bietet Ihnen Gestaltungsfreiräume und eine unvergleichbare Infrastruktur, in der Sie Ihre Mission verwirklichen können. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen bevorzugen wir bei fachlicher Eignung.

German Trainee Programme

February 2015

12 up to 24 months

attractive scholarship


Contact person :

Larissa Seidlez

Strategy and International Relations

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