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Assistant Professor positions in digital design

Challenge: Contribute to research in high-speed communications and ultra-low power for medical devices
Change: Developing and expanding the use of algorithms and machine learning in microelectronics

3 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand


The Department of Microelectronics has tenure-track Assistant Professor openings in digital system and circuit design. In this function, you will do research on:

  • High-speed communication: Hardware realization of signal processing/machine learning algorithms for use in communication SoCs or other large digital hardware architectures;
  • Ultra-low-power for biomedical applications: Ultra-low-power hardware realization of signal processing/machine learning/control algorithms for use in smart sensors and biomedical implants.
  • Generic platforms (FPGA) and emerging technologies (neuromorphic computing) are of interest.

Your contribution in this position is intended to strengthen our research lines in Health & Well-being, Next Generation Wireless Communications, and Autonomous Sensor Systems.

The Department of Microelectronics, headed by Professor Kofi Makinwa, has a strong interdisciplinary research and education programme in the areas of microelectronics and digital design, signal processing, microwave systems and radar. With 11 IEEE Fellows among the staff, an excellent microfabrication infrastructure, electrical and physical characterization facilities, and a strong international academic and industrial network, the department provides high-level expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire system chain. Microelectronics is fundamentally a multi-disciplinary field of research, exploring the physics, materials and chemistry required to make devices work. It is also multidisciplinary with regard to its wide variety of applications, as it plays a crucial role in all fields of innovation, ranging from advanced health care to telecommunications and smart grids. The ever-increasing demand for processing power, sensing capabilities and miniaturisation makes microelectronics a highly innovative research field.


  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related disciplne, with outstanding academic credentials.
  • Several years of working experience as a Postdoctoral Researcher in an academic institution.
  • An excellent academic track record reflected by publications in leading international journals.
  • Good communication skills in verbal and written English.
  • Affinity with teaching and mentoring is considered an advantage.
  • A motivated, results driven team player with ambition to be a future scientific leader in one of the mentioned areas


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact professor Kofi Makinwa, head of the department ME and chair of the section EI. e-mail: k.a.a.makinwa@tudelft.nl.