For immediate placement, we are currently looking for a Research scientist in modeling and control for flying vehicles (all genders) for the GNC group (Guidance, Navigation, Control).


Your new tasks and responsibilities - challenging and future-oriented:

  • Documentary watch on suitable control methods
  • Application of modelling and system identification methodologies to flying vehicles and their subsystems (actuators, sensors, aerodynamics)
  • Participating in wind tunnel tests and/or free flight tests for data acquisition and control law validation
  • Adopt and extend existing models and control laws, design new control laws for innovative concepts
  • Maintain and update Matlab/Simulink-based tools for control
  • Implement and validate control laws with ISL simulators and experimental means
  • Disseminate scientific work at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals
  • Supervision of engineers, PhD students and interns


Your qualifications – solid and appropriate:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent and PhD in automatic control applied to flight mechanics, signal processing, aerospace engineering, system identification or related
  • Knowledge in the following areas is required:
    • Linear, optimized and robust/H-infinity automatic control
    • Aircraft flight mechanics, modelling of aerospace vehicles
    • Solid experience with the Matlab/Simulink environment is required
  • A first experience involving the application of control methods to complex systems including experimental validations and/or aerospace system identification (based on wind-tunnel or flight data measurements) would be very much appreciated
  • Ideally, you are experienced in the following areas:
    • Guidance of flying vehicles
    • RC model airplane/quadcopter construction and flying
    • System identification for control
  • Good communication skills: You like to work in a team, take initiatives, are a good organizer adapting easily to new situations.
  • Very good command of English. A good command of French and/or German would be an advantage.


Our offer:

  • Fixed-term contract of 5 years, possibility of conversion to permanent contract
  • Attractive remuneration, flexible working time and balanced working-private life
  • Various possibilities of advanced training
  • An international and modern working environment with about 400 colleagues
  • Career development opportunities
  • The position is open to people with disabilities

If this challenging description fits your profile, we are looking forward to receiving your complete application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae in tabular form, school certificates, university degrees with detailed examinations, work references and other relevant documents), mentioning the following keyword: “GNC-S”.  


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Published on 26 July 2023

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