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Postdoctoral position on organisational behavior in predictive maintenance

The Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente is currently seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in the multi-disciplinary area of asset management & maintenance engineering on organisational behavior in the application of predictive maintenance. The research is part of the Dutch national NWO project.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,877 - € 5,090
  • Deadline
    15 Apr 2024

The Position

The position contributes to research and education in the chair of Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering. In realising the university’s motivation to contribute to a sustainable society, asset management and maintenance engineering plays important roles as they link engineering research and education to the areas of life cycle management of products and capital assets. The postdoctoral position will strengthen the chair’s research profile by focussing on the organisation and application of predictive maintenance strategies by development of relevant theories, methodologies and tools. The tasks involve working on the intersection of asset management and maintenance engineering with a strong emphasis on research with industrial partners.

Job Description
The department is looking for a promising and passionate postdoctoral candidate.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you seek to support our research programme in Primavera and inside our research chair. Furthermore, you will contribute significantly to knowledge transfer in the broad field of maintenance engineering and life cycle management. Your main research focus will be on the multi-disciplinary field of organisational behavior in predictive maintenance.

The postdoctoral researcher will be partly involved in existing undergraduate and graduate courses as well as the development of new courses, and will aid in the supervision of doctoral, master, and bachelor students. These activities will mostly take place at the University of Twente, but on occasion also at other knowledge institutions or industrial partners.

Your profile

  • You have a doctoral degree and expertise in a relevant field;
  • You have experience and a passion for working closely with industrial partners;
  • Be an inspiring mentor and coach to junior researchers;
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue and aid in the development of the existing research line of the chair;
  • Excellent communication skills and command of English.
  • You have a broad interest in the research fields of Asset Management and Maintenance Engineering.
  • Desired knowledge for this position includes: Asset Management and maintenance concepts, methods and techniques such as RCM, FMEA, CBM, safety, and application of advanced maintenance strategies in industrial environments.

Our offer

  • An inspiring multidisciplinary and challenging international and academic environment. The university offers a fun and dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues where cooperation with other researchers is stimulated;
  • A full-time position for 18 months as a postdoctoral researcher with a gross salary between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- per month (depending on experience and qualifications) and a solid pension scheme;
  • Excellent research facilities and the possibility to work with departments;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3%;
  • A minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment, and possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Professional and personal development programmes.

Information and application

Please submit your application, including your CV and a list of publications. The application deadline is April 15, 2024. Applications will be considered by the recruitment committee and preliminarily shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited for informal conversations with the University, after which a formal shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview and campus visits.

For more information on this position please contact dr. A.J.J Braaksma (email: a.j.j.braaksma@utwente.nl).

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About the organisation

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

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Braaksma, A.J.J. (Jan)

Braaksma, A.J.J. (Jan)
Associate professor/ manager Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering

Braaksma, A.J.J. (Jan)
Associate professor/ manager Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering

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When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

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1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

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2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer. If applicable, we will sign you up for screening.

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