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PostDoc position for 1 year INSPEC

The Control Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department in Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening for a:Postdoc position for 1 year in …

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de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


The Control Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department in Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening for a:
Postdoc position for 1 year in the project `Integrating Sensor Based Process Monitoring and Advanced Process Control' (INSPEC).

Project description:
The INSPEC is a research project in cooperation with Radboud University Nijmegen (www.ru.nl), the Institute of Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT, ispt.eu), DSM (www.dsm.com) , FrieslandCampina (www.frieslandcampina.com) , CORBION (www.corbion.com) and Huntsman (www.huntsman.com). The goal of the project is to integrate quantitatively information from state-of-the-art Process Analytical Technology, process measurements and dynamic process models (data driven or physics-based) into Advanced Process Control.

The research in INSPEC project at Control Systems Group concerns the alignment of rigorous models with actual process behavior with a predefined level of accuracy. The aim is to develop techniques for online calibration of dynamic models to actual process behaviour. The relevant research areas include identifiability of processes and parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, optimal sensor location and selection of measurement. It is also the objective of the project to implement and analyze the developed technology on case studies provided by the industrial partners.

The post-doc position is for 12 months and the work is going to be executed at TU/e collaborating closely with Friesland Campina in the analysis, modeling and control design of downstream processing of a lactose crystallization process including dryers and sieves. It is also expected to author and review technical reports and publications in internationally acclaimed journals, present research results both internally and externally.

Group Description:
The research mission of the Control Systems Group is to master complexity present in mechatronics, power systems, automotive systems and industrial processes. The group focuses on fundamental research in model reduction, spatial temporal systems, Lyapunov methods for real-time control and distributed systems, and system identification. Furthermore, many industrial projects are being carried out in the area of automotive, process control, wireless sensor networks, power systems. The group actively participates in the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). For more detailed information on the activities of the group please check http://tue.nl/cs/.


The ideal candidate is pro-active, highly motivated, and independent.The candidate has also affinity with giving lectures and has good written and oral communication skills in English. We are looking for candidates that match the following profile:

  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with excellent grades
  • Good publication record.
  • A team player that enjoys coaching of PhD and Master students in multicultural teams.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and presenting).
  • Arbeidsvoorwaarden

    We offer an exciting job in the group Control Systems of the Eindhoven University of Technology:
  • A full time appointment for 1 year at Eindhoven University of Technology www.tue.nl/en/
  • Gross monthly salaries and conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), scale 10 (between € 2588,00 and € 4084,00 depending on your experience).
  • More information on employment conditions can be found here: www.tue.nl/en/university/working-at-tue/working-conditions/
  • Interesting cooperation with the high-tech and process industry in- and outside The Netherlands.
  • An attractive package of benefits, including end-of-year allowance, and excellent sport facilities.
  • Additionele informatie

    For more specific information about this position please contact: vacancies.cs@tue.nl.
    For information concerning employment conditions, you can contact:
    Mrs. Tanja van Waterschoot, e-mail: T.A.M.v.Waterschoot@tue.nl .

    Interested candidates with a background in systems and control, (applied) physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply using the 'apply now'-button. You should upload the following:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work.
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • A list of publications and key achievements in research project(s)).
  • Contact information of two references.
  • Copies of diplomas with course grades.

  • Please keep in mind; you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each.