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Research within the Sensor Engineering research group of Maastricht University is focused on developing innovative sensor technologies for implementation in diverse fields ranging from medical diagnostics to food safety assessment. For this position we are looking for a motivated education and research engineer with a solid background in electronics, data processing, electro-mechanics or equivalent. The candidate will work in a multicultural, interdisciplinary team consisting of engineers, chemists and biomedical scientists. The research group has developed extensive expertise in combining sensor technology with chemistry and biomedical engineering to acquire knowledge and streamline applications for use in real life settings.
Our research focuses on the development of biosensor applications. This interdisciplinary research domain combines electronics with mechanical engineering (3D printing, microfluidics…), chemistry and life sciences. As an engineer, you will mainly work on the electronic readout of the sensors and the design of mechanical components. You have the liberty to work on your own research projects but will also assist your colleagues when they need to support in your field of expertise. As a postdoc, you will be the direct link between the management team and the researchers working in the lab, assisting in the supervision of the PhD students in the team.
You will also participate in education, research and supervision of PhD students. You will be enrolled as a tutor in electronics and engineering classes and will closely with the lecturer and the course coordinator. You will also supervise electronic lab students where you will help students build circuits, explain to them how the circuit functions and assist them by troubleshooting and correcting any mistakes in their circuits. You are also stimulated to obtain your UTQ and evolve towards a more independent teaching role, which will enable you to coordinate educational tasks and give lectures in the future. Furthermore, safety is an important part of your job description.
Applications are invited for a 1.0 FT position. Potential candidates will work in a young, ambitious team consisting of researchers trained in various scientific disciplines. This stimulating, interdisciplinary and multicultural environment requires a candidate that has outstanding knowledge of scientific English both in speaking and in writing. The candidate should have a PhD degree in engineering (biomedical, electronic, electromechanical…) with a strong background and affinity for electronics or equivalent. A valid driver’s license is a pre.
Fixed-term contract: Temporary, fixed-term, 1 years (with option to prolong).
The position is offered for one year with the possibility of an extension after a positive evaluation.
The salary will be set according to the salary scale of the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities and will vary between €2,960 and €4,670. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.
In addition to good primary employment conditions, UM also offers an attractive package of secondary employment conditions.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, more than half of our students and nearly half of our academic staff come from abroad. Together they represent more than 100 different nationalities. The university hosts six faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Research at the Sensor Engineering Department is very diverse given the interdisciplinary nature of biosensor research and combines chemistry with physics, biology and engineering. Within the group, we focus on the development of novel sensor technologies that could contribute to significant advancements in diverse fields in healthcare as well as the industry.
Maastricht University (UM)
Duboisdomein 30, 6229 GT, Maastricht
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