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Postdoc position Sensor Engineering

Postdoc position in sensor engineering within the Sensor Engineering group of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maastricht University (1.0 fte, 12 months plus possible prolongation)

3 maanden geleden


Minderbroedersberg, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2709 - € 4274 per maand


Research within the Sensor Engineering research group of Maastricht University is focused on developing innovative sensor technologies for implementation in diverse fields ranging from the healthcare sector to the food industry. We are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral with a strong background in biomedical or electrical engineering or equivalent. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team that combines chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science and biology. The strategy of the research group aims at combining smart sensing technology with chemical and biomedical engineering to acquire knowledge and streamline applications for use in real life settings.

The Sensor Engineering research group has extensive expertise in electrochemical and thermal biosensing and has recently develop a sensor platform that is able to detect bacteria by means of synthetic receptor layers. Although the sensor platforms based on these receptors are very promising and are the topic of numerous publications, limited knowledge exists on their practical application in an industrial environment. The goal of the PhD project is to translate the sensing principle to an industrial application for inline bacteria detection in the food industry.

The research project will be part of a larger European private-public cooperation (Interreg Va Flanders-the Netherlands project: AgrEUfood) which aims at investigating the potential application of biomimetic sensors in the agrofood industry. The candidate will collaborate with researchers at both universities and industrial partners and will be an essential part of the consortium’s network.



Applications are invited for a full-time postdoc position. Potential candidates will work in a young, ambitious team consisting of researchers trained in various scientific disciplines. This stimulating, interdisciplinary and multicultural environment requires a candidate that has outstanding knowledge of scientific English both in speaking and in writing. The candidate should have a PhD degree in engineering (biomedical, chemical and electrical) or equivalent. A valid driver’s license is a pre as the project will be part of a cross-border collaboration.


The full-time research position is offered for one year, after a positive yearly evaluation the position can be extended (3 year project). The salary will be set in the Researcher 3 salary scale of the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities and will vary between €2.709 and €4274. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance. The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labor Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Employees relocating from abroad may be eligible for the Dutch ‘30% ruling’, a tax advantage which results in a significantly higher net salary. Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees

Additional information

For more detailed information you can contact Dr. Bart van Grinsven, Dr. Kasper Eersels or Debby Hewitt: bart.vangrinsven@maastrichtuniversity.nl or kasper.eersels@maastrichtuniversity.nl or debby.hewitt@maastrichtuniversity.nl