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Assistant Professor Biomedical Signals and Systems with research focus in human movement analysis during daily-life

Do you want to operate at crossroads of different disciplines and perform research on the edge of technology and medicine? Then this position as Assistant professor could be the right one for you!

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 32 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,974 - € 6,181
  • Deadline 21 Aug 2022

Within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), the Department of Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) is looking for a highly motivated Assistant Professor (f/m) with advanced expertise in the analysis of (multi-modal) signals and dynamic systems, with a focus on ambulatory movement analysis and its application in the clinic and daily life (e.g. eHealth, transition of hospital/rehabilitation care to home). You will work on the challenges of reliably measuring and analyzing human movement quality during daily-life using sensor fusion principles in order to enable assessment and prediction of disease progression as input for clinical decision making and on-body feedback. Your teaching will include dynamics and feedback control of physiological functions, addressed from an engineering perspective.

The mission of the BSS department is to enable improved diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic diseases involving the neuromotor, cardiopulmonary and/or endocrine systems in the home/self-care as well as clinical setting. Our research is embedded in the Technical Medicine (TechMed) and Digital Society (DSI) Institutes of the University of Twente (UT). Our teaching contributes to the Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and CreaTe curricula.

Your profile

  • You hold a PhD in electrical engineering, mathematics, biomedical engineering or similar;
  • You have advanced expertise in the analysis of (stochastic) physiological signals, sensor fusion and physiological control systems, and expertise in daily-life human movement analysis. Experience in working in clinical environments and multidisciplinary teams is an asset;
  • You have excellent communication skills and experience with academic teaching;
  • You are a great teammate, but also have a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Our offer

  • We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with hardworking colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
  • You will be appointed fulltime for 12-18 months at the UT, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. A parttime position of 32 hours is negotiable.
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:
  • A starting salary between € 3.974 (scale 11) to € 6.181 (scale 12) gross per month, based on your experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • The possibility to save up leave days for sabbatical leave;
  • Professional and personal development programs.
  • We are also a family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.

Information and application

Please send your application before 22 August 2022 using the 'Apply now' button, and include:

Please contact prof.dr.ir. P.H. Veltink if you have any questions (p.h.veltink@utwente.nl).

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About the organization

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

About the faculty EEMCS

Curious about what the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) stands for? Check out the EEMCS website for more information.

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Step 2

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

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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Veltink, P.H. (Peter)

Veltink, P.H. (Peter)
Full Professor

Veltink, P.H. (Peter)
Full Professor

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