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    Job Description
    TitleScience Didactics Expert
    Job codeNL-SC-2897
    Job posted on26/11/2015
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Science Didactics Expert to support our customer in the Netherlands.

    Science Didactics Expert

     Key Tasks and Responsibilities                  

    As part of the STEM Education and Outreach Unit at ESTEC, and with a specific focus on secondary level education, you will have the following responsibilities:


    • Design and deliver teacher training modules (on-site and, when needed, off-site) that use space science as a teaching and learning context for secondary-level curricular subjects; in particular, whenever applicable and in close collaboration with the ESERO (European Space Education Resource Office ) Science & Project Coordinator, coordinate with the ESA ESERO national offices for the design, co-production and delivery of such training modules to the benefit of ESA Member States;
    • Design and produce classroom resources/activities on the subjects covered by the above teacher training modules
    • Update existing teacher training modules and classroom resources/activities when required;
    • Contribute to the design, and manage the implementation of ESA challenges and competitions on the subject of sciences for secondary schools at European level;
    • Contribute to the procurement actions for material items and services needed to implement the activities;
    • Collaborate with the ESERO Science & Project Coordinator for the promotion of the teacher training sessions to the benefit of the whole network;
    • Support the outreach, promotion and dissemination of ESA primary and secondary education activities, through appropriate channels and in compliance with ESA Education outreach guidelines;
    • Contribute in general to the design and implementation of ESA STEM informal education projects at secondary school level, also addressing role modelling, STEM/space careers and gender issues;
    • Support the evaluation of education activities against Key Performance Indicators;
    • Respond to the direct contacts and external requests from education partners and the European education community.

    Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

    • Masters degree, or equivalent, in Engineering or Science;
    • Knowledge of European STEM school curricula, with a focus on Sciences;
    • Experience in the design and development of didactic content on scientific subjects applied to secondary school curricula;
    • Direct teaching experience and/or teacher training experience;
    • Sound knowledge of ESA and the space field;
    • Project management skills and experience;
    • Capability of establishing and maintaining interfaces within and outside ESA;
    • Capability to respond and adapt to the needs of the European education community;
    • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.


    This job is located in Noordwijk.We welcome applicants who are available from December 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

    If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Karina Specht at, quoting job NL-SC-2897before 11-Dec-15.

    An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

    Contact information
    CompanyHE Space Operations BV
    Contact nameKarina Specht
    AddressHuygensstraat 44
    2201 DK
    Phone+31 71 341 7500
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