Electrical Intern

Engineering and/or Technology
30 Sep, 2019 to 11 Jan, 2020
7 Sep, 2019

General information

3 months

The Qlayers team is looking for a new, enthusiastic team member to help us in supplying the market with new, innovative technology!


Qlayers is a technology that can create structures in existing topcoats on the microscale. The structure is inspired by the skin of sharks and has been proven to reduce friction drag in water and air up to 8%. The technology has been proven for over 50 years. A 'sharkskin' coating has been applied to the sailboat 'Stars and Stripes', winning the America's Cup in 1987. Since then, structured coatings have also been applied to swimsuits and aircraft, to increase top speed or reduce fuel consumption. We believe that costly application methods and ease of fouling have prevented widespread application on yachts. And that's exactly what we're to solving in the coming months with a fully automated, innovative process. You can find more information about Qlayers on our website.


We are looking for students with a passion for electronics, robotics or physics. Your work will be a valuable addition to the development of Qlayers’ technology. You will work in a high-tech, fast-developing start-up with young enthusiastic colleagues which allow you to grow and learn rapidly. 


Intern Assignment

You will be part of the team and proactively assist your colleagues with your expertise.


Your role and responsibilities

Design a circuit to measure the current in a high-voltage (1-20 kV), low current (1nA – 10 mA) DC system. The circuit should be able to measure currents between few nano-amps to few mili-amps. It is desirable that the output signal is acquired to a data file for further processing. Suggest a method for that purpose.



  • Experience with PID control
  • Experience with microcontrollers
  • Experience with Python, C and C++

Experience with high-voltage circuitry will be considered as a plus.



  • Minimum 3 months internship
  • Starting date September/October 2019
  • Internship is compatible with the Erasmus+ traineeship program, check if you would meet requirements. The application deadline is September 1st 2019
  • A living expense contribution is foreseen


Would you like to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then Qlayers could be your next career challenge. Please send your CV and Cover Letter.

Financial compensation


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