Are you interested in rocketry? Would you like to get more hands-on experience in engineering next to your study? Then join DARE!
Members of our society hold one or more technical or organisational positions within the several projects we have, and learn new skills while contributing to some of the most advanced rockets students have ever built. Open recruitment occurs on at least three occasions during the year: at the start of the academic year in September, near the end of November, and near the end of the academic year in May-June. Outside of these periods, applications are still possible if there is an open vacancy. These vacancies are listed at the bottom of this page. Finally, you can sign up for our recruitment mailing list to stay informed of recruitment events and new vacancies.
In case you have any specific questions about joining DARE, or would like to make an unsolicited application, feel free to contact email@example.com.
First year Bachelor’s students are encouraged to apply via the Small Rocket Project.
Small Rocket Project
As many new members joining DARE have little to no experience with rocketry, we organise an educational program called the Small Rocket Project in the third and fourth quarter of the academic year. During the project, you will build a small rocket in a team of 5-6 people, with the goal to bring an uncooked egg to an altitude of 1 km, and return it safely. Simultaneously, you will get presentations from experienced DARE members, follow machining courses, and get all the experience you need to continue in other DARE projects. Interested? More information can be found here!
While many members join through the Small Rocket Project, we regularly have several open positions, which usually require prerequisite knowledge on certain topics. For these positions, everyone with the right skills can apply, and once accepted you will be invited for an interview. Open positions will be listed below. At the bottom of this page you can sign up for our recruitment mailing list to stay up to date on our vacancies.
Flight Simulation Software
The DARE Structures team currently has two open vacancies in the Flight Simulation Software project. The project consists of developing a flight simulation software that is able to accurately predict the path and apogee of a n-stage rocket along with other necessary variables required to design a stage separation system.
The ideal candidate for the 1st vacancy should offer:
- Experience with big projects Python
- Expert with object and structured programming
- Knowledge and experience with parallel computing
- Familiar with numerical methods to solve differential equations and computational modelling
The ideal candidate for the 2nd vacancy should offer:
- Basic Python experience
- Good knowledge of numerical methods to solve differential equations and computational modelling
- Good knowledge of supersonic and subsonic aerodynamics
- Familiarity with solid and hybrid propulsion
To apply for these positions, send a motivation letter and CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Flight Simulation Software Application”.
Carbon Composite Combustion Chamber
The DARE Structures team currently has three open vacancies in the Carbon Composite Combustion Chamber project. Techniques to reduce weight are one of the main research fields in rocket engineering. With DARE aiming to go higher with every mission, developing the next generation combustion chamber is vital. This year, the team will carry out the final phase: Manufacturing the flight version of the ICARUS motor for Project Aether and lay down bases for future booster engines.
This position is recommended for students studying an MSc in Structural Engineering or Material Science. The ideal candidates should offer:
- Availability for the duration of the project from October 2018 to May 2019
- 12 hours per week minimum commitment
- Any level of experience working with Abaqus
- Extensive experience with manufacturing of composites
To apply for these positions, send a motivation letter and CV/Resume to email@example.com with the subject “Carbon Composite Combustion Chamber Application”.
Recruitment Mailing List
If you would like to stay informed of DARE recruitment events or newly posted vacancies, you can sign up for our recruitment mailing list with the form below.