Internship | Adaptive Optics Market Research – TNO – Delft

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About this position

TNO has developed a new Hybrid Variable Reluctance (HVR) Deformable Mirror (DM) technology for use in Adaptive Optics (AO) applications. This technology may be useful to improve the seeing of new and existing telescopes, and improve beam quality of laser applications through atmospheric turbulence, such as for laser communications.

What will be your role?

The assignment will be to help study and quantify the potential markets for TNO’s Adaptive Optics technology. This includes use cases in various fields from astronomy to laser applications. The intern will work with a TNO Business Developer to understand the potential for technology transfer of the technology.

What we expect from you

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to perform market research in high technology. This should include performing background internet research, learning the needs of end-users, gathering survey information, arranging and joining informational phone conferences and meetings, and writing a report of conclusions. The candidate should have some educational background (bachelors/masters) in scientific instrumentation, such as for space, astronomy or optical communication; and ideally will have some knowledge of (adaptive) optics or other opto-mechatronic instruments. A willingness to learn can substitute for background knowledge. Strong English language skill is necessary for the assignment, and CVs should be submitted in English.

What you’ll get in return

You want an internship opportunity on the precursor of your career; an internship gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Furthermore, we provide:

  • A highly professional, innovative internship environment, within a team of top experts.
  • A suitable internship allowance ( euro for wo- and hbo-students, euro for mbo-students, for a full-time internship).
  • Possibility of eight hours of free leave per internship month (for a full-time internship).
  • A free membership of , where you can meet other TNO professionals and join , such as sports activities, (work-related) courses or the yearly ski-trip.
  • Use of a laptop.
  • An allowance for travel expenses in case you don’t receive an OV-card.
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