Senior Research Engineer

Would you like to work on the latest generation of composites and combine research with application development in a close relation with industry? Then the TPRC might be the right place for you.

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You will work in various projects that involve the development of thermoplastic composites processing technologies for our industrial partners. These projects usually require experimental research using our well-equipped laboratory combined with modelling and design. In your role, you will act both as a specialist and as a project manager.


  • A PhD or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science or an equivalent study;
  • A teammate experienced with the management of projects within the composites manufacturing industry;
  • Ability to implement academic knowledge in engineering solutions;
  • Knowledge of (thermoplastic) composite properties and production processes involved;
  • Experience with the manufacturing and testing of composite parts, with a hands-on mentality;
  • Proactively seeking collaboration with partners, suppliers and other research institutes;
  • Affinity with giving presentations, workshops and training to industrial partners;
  • Good interpersonal skills, proficient English in word and writing;
  • EU citizenship required.


We offer an exciting position in a dynamic and international environment with a growing team of enthusiastic colleagues. At the TPRC, you will find yourself working on industrial topics using TPRC’s scientific background, modelling tools and fully equipped laboratory. Our conditions:

  • A position for 32 – 40 hours/week for 1 year, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence combined with team work;
  • The freedom to become an expert in a rapidly growing market by learning on the job;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A competitive salary based on your experience and education;
  • A holiday allowance, year-end bonus and excellent secondary conditions in terms of holidays and pension package;
  • A family-friendly center that offers flexibility, parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.

Bedrijfsprofiel ThermoPlastic composite Research Center

TPRC is a research center based on a consortium of industrial and academic partners active in the thermoplastic composites industry. We believe in thermoplastic composites as the material for lightweight manufacturing of high-performance structures such as aircraft. Our primary aim is to enable a more widespread use of thermoplastic composites by eliminating technological barriers.


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