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Soete Laboratory is hiring!

Soete laboratory of Ghent University is an important scientific player in fracture mechanics and tribology and is active in both experimental and numerical research on fatigue, fracture, friction, wear, lubrication, reliability and durability of machine parts and mechanical constructions.


In accordance with the assignment of Ghent University, Soete Laboratory provides Bachelor and Master education in Engineering at Ghent University, and is responsible for a large number of courses related to mechanical construction, machine construction and production techniques.

In addition to education and fundamental research, we are also committed to industrially oriented research and industrial applications. In this way Soete Laboratory acquired an international reputation with its research on test samples with large-scale dimensions. The laboratory is active in a wide range of industrial sectors such as metal constructions, machine building, offshore structures, oil and gas, agriculture, etc. In these sectors we offer various services, including design and engineering, innovation, numerical simulations and large-scale testing.

Due to rapid increase of activities in Soete Laboratory, we are looking for:

  • Business Development Manager (Ph.D.)

  • Project Manager Industrial services (MSc. / Ph.D.)

  • Project Engineer industrial services (MSc.)

  • Mechanic/technician

  • 2 Post-doctoral researchers

  • 6 Ph.D. researchers

  • 1 Ph.D. research assistent


Are you fascinated by engineering, technology, machines and metal constructions and are you looking for an innovative environment? Then have a quick look at our website: