The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering has a current enrolment of approximately 2,400 students, making it one of the largest faculties of TU Delft. The faculty is one of the highest-ranked internationally and is unique in Europe. Although the faculty’s primary focus is on the development of aerospace systems, the application of such systems plays an equally important role. Research explores subjects ranging from earth observation to wind power and other sustainable energy technology. The working atmosphere at the faculty is friendly, open-minded and dedicated. The Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials is dedicated to research into and development of structures and materials for aeronautical and space vehicles. The department consists of multiple groups that together cover the range from fundamental material science to full-scale structural component testing. Applicants should have an MSc in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or in Applied Physics. An affinity for composites is required; knowledge of cryogenic systems is an asset. Willingness to also perform practical tasks such as prototyping and testing is a key criterion. Proficiency in English is required; knowledge of Dutch as well is preferred.