Student placement

Support for the EDEN research group - Evolution and Design of Environmentally-Closed Nutrition Sources

Starting date

4 May 2020

Duration of contract

min. 12 months


up to the German TVöD 5

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Within the Institute for Space System’s department System Analysis Space Segment, the EDEN team analyzes and develops concepts and systems for bio-regenerative life support systems for future human space exploration and in particular technologies for plant cultivation in space.
To assist in the various projects and activities, the EDEN team is looking to hire a highly motivated student assistant to be a part of the team.

Some of the tasks the student assistant will be responsible for include:

  • reviews of available components, materials and systems and their suppliers
  • ordering of parts and supplies
  • assisting in the EDEN plant laboratory (e.g. monitoring experiments, plant handling activities)
  • assisting in the EDEN workshop (e.g. 3D printing, mechanical and electrical assembly)

The student assistant will be working closely together with other students, as well as the EDEN team.

Your qualifications:

  • engineering student (mechanical, aerospace, electrical, etc.)
  • strong affinity with human space flight and/or horticultural science
  • good skills with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)
  • excellent English proficiency
  • knowledge of CAD software (especially CATIA) is a plus

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Technical contact

Daniel Schubert
DLR Institute of Space Systems

Phone: +49 421 24420-1136

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