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Assistant Professor Job in Mechanical Design is available for Ph.D. degree candidates in mechanical engineering or related field at Biomechanical Engineering (BE) department, University of Twente, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 year
Salary: € 3,821 - € 5,943/month

Department of Biomechanical Engineering

University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

You will:

  • Extend your specific expertise in mechanical design and develop an interdisciplinary biomedical oriented research line.
  • Perform ‘research by design’ or ‘design by research’ with a genuine interest in creating original engineering solutions and engaging clinicians and patients.
  • Extend our research by acquiring external research funding, assisting in coordination of large projects and engaging students
  • (Co)-teach and coordinate courses on statics, dynamics and mechanics of materials in our Bachelor mechanical engineering program.
  • (Co)-teach and coordinate courses in our Master programs including mechanical engineering, industrial design engineering, biomedical technology and technical medicine.
  • Contribute in supervising MSc and PhD students with a focus on design.

Candidates we seek

  • Show vision and ambitious drive in developing your research line within the BDDP team.
  • Hold a PhD degree in mechanical engineering or related field and have experience in research, which is apparent from your track record and recommendations.
  • Have taken the lead in a variety of design projects, ideally resulting in patent applications.
  • Active participation in networks to create public-private collaborations and raise funding.
  • Have the ambition and experience in working closely with companies and clinicians.
  • Have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring) in mechanical engineering courses at an internationally accredited university.
  • Possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English.
  • Possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or be willing to acquire this.
  • Have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for an assistant professor that has a strong profile in design of mechanical systems to join our growing Biomechanical Engineering (BE) department at the Faculty of Engineering Technology. More specifically within the chair of Biomedical Device Design and Production (BDDP), we have the passion to really get novel biomedical engineered solutions into the clinic or patient. Therefore, we apply various methods including design engineering, experimental research, human factors, ergonomics, biomechanical modeling, CAD design, prototyping (including 3D-printing) and testing in simulated surgical settings. But, we are always open to embrace new approaches! Together with industrial leaders and SME and an extensive network of clinical institutions, we cover the entire trajectory from idea to clinical evaluation including verification of Medical Device Regulation demands. This is facilitated by the TechMed Centre.

We are looking for a dedicated Assistant Professor who pursues a research line in mechanical and integrated design for biomedical applications. This involves mechanism design as well as human-instrument interface and a tissue-instrument interface design. Involving students in the research and design projects should raise your motivation to apply! This position is funded by a national program to expand university lecturers in engineering. So, if you have original ideas how to address the healthcare challenges from your mechanical engineering background, please join our multidisciplinary and inclusive BDDP team.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Applications must include

  • A video pitch (2-minute max) describing you and your plans regarding research and education in mechanical design.
  • A cover letter (2-page max).
  • A CV.

Please, only apply via the web platform before May 16, 2022 and not via email since only the former will be considered.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Twente invites candidates for an assistant professor position to complement, extend and strengthen the department's competence in biomedical oriented mechanical design.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • We offer a 1 year contact with a prospect for permanent position (1,0 FTE).
  • The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.821,- and € 5.943,- per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Assistant Professor.
  • The University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Possibilities for a sabbatical leave.
  • Professional and personal development programs.
  • Well equipped labs.
  • Technical support staff and electromechanical workshops

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Contact details

For questions about this position, you can contact Prof. Gabrielle Tuijthof ([email protected]).

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