Postdoctoral position on organisational behavior in predictive maintenance

Postdoctoral position on organisational behavior in predictive maintenance

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14 Mar 15 Apr Enschede

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The Position

The position contributes to research and education in the chair of Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering. In realising the university’s motivation to contribute to a sustainable society, asset management and maintenance engineering plays important roles as they link engineering research and education to the areas of life cycle management of products and capital assets. The postdoctoral position will strengthen the chair’s research profile by focussing on the organisation and application of predictive maintenance strategies by development of relevant theories, methodologies and tools. The tasks involve working on the intersection of asset management and maintenance engineering with a strong emphasis on research with industrial partners.

Job Description
The department is looking for a promising and passionate postdoctoral candidate.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you seek to support our research programme in Primavera and inside our research chair. Furthermore, you will contribute significantly to knowledge transfer in the broad field of maintenance engineering and life cycle management. Your main research focus will be on the multi-disciplinary field of organisational behavior in predictive maintenance.

The postdoctoral researcher will be partly involved in existing undergraduate and graduate courses as well as the development of new courses, and will aid in the supervision of doctoral, master, and bachelor students. These activities will mostly take place at the University of Twente, but on occasion also at other knowledge institutions or industrial partners.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have a doctoral degree and expertise in a relevant field;
  • You have experience and a passion for working closely with industrial partners;
  • Be an inspiring mentor and coach to junior researchers;
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue and aid in the development of the existing research line of the chair;
  • Excellent communication skills and command of English.
  • You have a broad interest in the research fields of Asset Management and Maintenance Engineering.
  • Desired knowledge for this position includes: Asset Management and maintenance concepts, methods and techniques such as RCM, FMEA, CBM, safety, and application of advanced maintenance strategies in industrial environments.

Conditions of employment

  • An inspiring multidisciplinary and challenging international and academic environment. The university offers a fun and dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues where cooperation with other researchers is stimulated;
  • A full-time position for 18 months as a postdoctoral researcher with a gross salary between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- per month (depending on experience and qualifications) and a solid pension scheme;
  • Excellent research facilities and the possibility to work with departments;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3%;
  • A minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment, and possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Professional and personal development programmes.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3877—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1705


University of Twente (UT)

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