Postdoc Fall Prevention in Elite and Consumer Cycling

Postdoc Fall Prevention in Elite and Consumer Cycling

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13 Jul 2 Oct Delft
Combine your passion for cycling with a desire to improve performance, health, and well-being

Job description

Is it your dream to combine your passion for cycling with a desire to improve performance, human health, and well-being? If so, the departments of BioMechanical Engineering at TU Delft want you to help us develop technology to assist in bicycle balance. We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to take the lead in the design and development of the mechatronic devices to assist bicycle balance and to evaluate its performance via simulation and experimental studies. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Arend L. Schwab and Dr. Jason Moore, and in collaboration with the two PhD candidates MSc. Marco Reijne and MSc. Rado Dukalski, the industrial partners, Royal Gazelle and Bosch eBike Systems, and the elite cycling team Sunweb. You will combine multibody dynamics and mechatronics to:

  • design and build a steer-assist system for bicycle balance in consumer cycling;
  • design and build an augmented reality feedback system to guide elite cyclist in fast and safe descending;
  • analyze the safety and potential effectiveness of these systems based on carefully designed human experiments;
  • and contribute with your outcomes to the success of the NWO funded research project “Citius Altius Sanius” incl. many international industry partners.

Department
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the Faculty of 3mE (Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering) was established 50 years ago. Its research program comprises Mechanical Engineering techniques, such as modeling and design, to analyze the interaction between biological and technical systems. This includes Medical Instruments & Bio-inspired Technology; Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics; and Biomechatronics & Human-Machine Control.

The department is also strongly involved in the educational programs of 3mE, including master programs on Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanical Design (a track of the Mechanical Engineering program), and Technical Medicine.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

  • a PhD in mechanical engineering, dynamics and control, mechatronics, or related field by the start date.
  • demonstrate interest in dynamics and control of man-machine systems and designing and building mechatronic systems.
  • proficiency in programming and experience in developing real-time applications.
  • experience in modeling dynamical systems using physics-engine/multibody dynamics simulators.
  • excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: €3.491-€4.402). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Department

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr.ir. Arend L. Schwab, Associate Professor, email: a.l.schwab@tudelft.nl, tel: +31152782701.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: n.vanbenthem@tudelft.nl.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD00328

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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To apply, please submit a letter of motivation and your resume by email to a.l.schwab@tudelft.nl. Interviews are ongoing until the position is filled. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TUD00328.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

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Application procedure

To apply, please submit a letter of motivation and your resume by email to a.l.schwab@tudelft.nl. Interviews are ongoing until the position is filled. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TUD00328.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

Make sure to apply no later than 2 Oct 2020 1:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).