Postdoc Position - Soft Robotics

Postdoc Position - Soft Robotics

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13 Jul 31 Aug Enschede

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Job description

We are looking for a talented scientist in the field of Soft robotics or Medical robotics for the Robotics and Mechatronics group of the University of Twente.
The project aims to use soft robotic techniques to develop MR-compatible robotic phantom to simulate respiratory motion in liver.

You will play a role in projects in the Medical Robotics Research Line. The group has been working in medical robotics for many years, and has been involved in the Technical Medicine Education track right from the start. This combination has created an internationally unique ecosystem between technical and clinical developments and innovation. You will play a coordinating role and you will scientifically contribute to many developments such as: MRI compatible robotics, robotic steering of flexible instruments and soft robotics. You will support us in writing research proposals for the acquisition of projects and you will participate in the educational activities of the group.

For more detailed information please check the group web site:


University of Twente (UT)


We are seeking candidates that hold a PhD in robotics, soft robotics, biomedical engineering or a related field of expertise. You preferably have experience in engineering and in realizing complete systems.

As a researcher we expect you to be inventive and result oriented. You are a conceptual thinker and need excellent collaboration and communication skills. You keep yourself updated on the latest developments in your field of expertise and you stay in touch with your network. You are invited to send your application via email to Dr. ir. Momen Abayazid ( Your application should consist of: your resume and a short motivation letter (please mention your relevant experience in the field of expertise and your personal motivation for this position).

Information about the position and research can be obtained Momen Abayazid via e-mail:

Conditions of employment

The University of Twente offers a stimulating and inspiring work environment in a large international scientific community. As a researcher, you will be offered an employment contract for the duration of 18 months or 1,5 year. In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) the gross monthly salary will start from € 3.111,- and will depend on experience and qualifications. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, an 8% holiday allowance, and an 8,3% end of year bonus.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €3111 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 919457


University of Twente (UT)

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