AIV and Calibration Scientist / manager (f/m)

  • AIV and Calibration Scientist / manager (f/m)

    For one of our customers we are currently recruiting an AIV and Calibration Scientist / manager for their location in Groningen.

Job overview

The companys mission is to bring about breakthroughs in international space research. Therefore it develops pioneering technology and advanced space instruments, and uses them to pursue fundamental astrophysical research, Earth science and exoplanetary research.

As lead of the SAFARI AIV team you will define the calibration and verification philosophy in close collaboration with the international system team. You will define the verification activities and tests required to verify the performance as well as to qualify the instrument. With your team you will define, develop and use the required test setups. You will organize the analysis of the results and present the conclusions.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of up to 12 engineers throughout the design of test equipment as well as calibration and test of a space instrument;
  • Implement within your team: A System AIV philosophy and plan, including qualification, calibration and verification;
  • Implement the verification procedures and structure for the project;
  • Design and purchase of two test cryostats simulating the relevant space environment;
  • Tests to show compliance with the instrument requirements;
  • Provide technical input for the satellite AIT to JAXA and ESA;
  • Author scientific publications and present your work at international conferences.


  • PhDin a discipline related to (FIR) instrumentation e.g. (Applied) Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Astronomy;
  • Experience in development and verification of space instrumentation;
  • Experience with Systems Engineering;
  • Good communicator and listener;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (in English);
  • Team player, works well as part of a diverse team;
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment;
  • Ability to identify the major issues, obtain relevant technical information from the team and formulate solution;
  • Innovative;
  • Focused on collaboration;
  • Responsibility;
  • A global player;
  • Flexibility.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.