Assistant/Associate Professor - Secure Hardware Architectures for Edge Devices

Assistant/Associate Professor - Secure Hardware Architectures for Edge Devices

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15 Jul 11 Jan Eindhoven

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Would you love the opportunity to contribute to scientific innovations and break-throughs, especially for secure by design hardware architectures at the edge?

Job description

Europe portrays itself as the citizens' first continent. Security, safety, and privacy should therefore be considered an integral part of any smart embedded edge device. Treating security as a first-class citizen when designing hardware components and future computer architectures requires novel design methodologies. This enables explicit trade-offs between low-power, real-time, safety and
security aspects in the hardware architecture. You will have the opportunity to research design methodologies to create secure hardware components and computer architectures for future edge devices. Additionally, you will be creating the embedding of these security features in the hardware abstraction layer through which the secure hardware connects to the software security stack.

As a newly appointed faculty member, you will be working in the Electronics Systems Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Next to your research quality, your educational skills are very important as you will develop and teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate level in English.  You will be involved in supervising Bachelor, Master, PDEng, and PhD candidates.

Electronic Systems Group

The Electronic Systems (ES) group consists of eight full professors, two associate professors, seven assistant professors, several postdocs, approximately forty PDEng and PhD candidates, and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its design automation and embedded systems research.  The group aims to provide a scientific basis for design trajectories of electronic systems, ranging from digital circuits to cyber-physical systems. ES research is organized in three sub-programs that cover the engineering, system and circuit perspectives: Model-driven engineering, smart electronic systems, and digital nano-electronics. ES has strong collaborations with industry, research institutes and other universities. Thirteen of its staff members have a second affiliation besides their TU/e-ES affiliation. The group is a multi-cultural team, with staff members of eight different nationalities and students from all over the world.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Electrical Engineering or, any other relevant program from a leading university and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience in management of professionals, aimed at developing people and creating synergy.
  • Strong academic and industry network; research interactions on the national and international level, proven by joint collaborations, projects and publications.
  • Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning in your own discipline.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group.
  • Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English. 

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • A Development Track of five years with the prospect of becoming Associate Professor. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research, or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Female candidates are eligible for the Irene Curie fellowship.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as is a tax compensation scheme (the 30% Facility) and Partner Career Support.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V36.5789


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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