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RF Electronics Engineer

ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

Dwingeloo, Drenthe 7991 PD
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  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Electronics Engineer
ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
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Do you have a solid understanding of RF/Microwave circuit design and like to research new directions? Do you have an applied research attitude and want to work in a dynamic and international environment? Then this is the job you are looking for!

As an RF Electronics Engineer at ASTRON you will work on the research and development of RF/Microwave electronics for the next generation of radio telescopes. Your primary activities will be a combination of electronics design and applied research into novel technologies and concepts. Your responsibilities include a contribution to the research program of the R&D division through studies, publications and collaboration with national and international universities and other research groups. You will get the chance to work on cutting edge technologies and scientific instruments.

The RF Electronics Engineer we are looking for has:

  • a PhD in Electrical Engineering,
  • experience with the design, layout and testing of discrete component RF/Microwave circuit designs,
  • the ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines, in particular antenna design, and
  • is able to independently define and execute technology research.
  • A few years of working experience after PhD is preferred.

Our offer:

  • We offer a contract for two years, with a possibility of an indefinite contract
  • Besides a pleasant and challenging work environment, we have a good package of benefits like a pension plan, group discounts on individual insurances and travel expenses.
  • We offer flexible conditions of employment, tailored to your personal situation.
  • We offer generous relocation expenses and support with finding accommodation.


The organization:

ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, is located just outside Dwingeloo. Our mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen. We are a world-wide leader on the development of array antennas for radio astronomy. We have developed and built phased arrays of 100,000+ elements operating between 10 and 250 MHz (LOFAR), and L-band phased array feeds for the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. Our research and development aims at continuously improving the performance and cost-effectiveness of this technology for future telescopes, such as the Square Kilometre Array.



For more information about ASTRON check our website More information about this vacancy please contact Richard Melessen, Senior HR Officer, phone: +31 521 595 100 or e-mail:



You can apply for this job by sending a short video introducing yourself and your motivation, a curriculum vitae and a portfolio of research/design highlights and how you approached them to ASTRON by e-mail: (reference number 2016-07-017). The deadline for submission is March 19, 2017. Candidates will be considered until the position has been filled. Internal and external recruiting will be executed in parallel.

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