Researcher Fraunhofer Project Center

Vacancy details

General information

Organisation

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.   

Reference

2020-23  

Publication start date

08/10/2020

Publication date

08/10/2020

Publication end date

31/10/2020

Vacancy category

Standard

Minimum contract hours

40

Maximum contract hours

40

Position description

Category

Academic staff - Reserach, development, innovation

Job title

Researcher Fraunhofer Project Center

Minimum salary

2790

Maximum salary

4402

Job description

We are looking for a Researcher who likes to develop new approaches, methodologies and solutions in the domain of industry 4.0. You are industry focused, which means that you know and understand the customers in your specific domain. You understand their challenges, needs and you can establish a good relationship with them. Design proposals for industry and work on these projects. Depending on the number of projects you work on, we expect you to attend events, initiate own events and develop your own network. The projects you will work on will vary from short projects (order of weeks) to projects that run over a couple of years.
Responsibilities
a. Be the technical expert in the field of machine learning, vision technology and human technology interaction ;
b. Approach and interact with industry;
c. Make frameworks and proposals or new potential projects connected to the technical field you are working in;
d. Represent us at different occasions: workshops, conferences, network events etc;
e. Develop knowledge and competencies in the specific domain that will be part of your technical involvement;
f. Will be delivering high quality project management at least for own projects;
g. Will be guiding students link to their technical challenge. 

If you have the ambition to promote on one of the topics above this is also a possibility.

The projects you will work on will vary from short projects (order of weeks) to projects that run over a couple of years.

Profile

• You hold a master’s degree in engineering.
• Main skills (in order of importance) are:
• Information management;
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning;
• Data driven approaches;
• Data acquisition / data logging;
• Sensor technology;
• Hardware-software coupling;

Additional Skills (plus points):
• Experience in MES and production planning is prefered;
Basic concepts of quality control;
• Vision Technology & image analysis;
Proficiency in multiple languages: C++, Python, Java.

• You are very much hands-on and have the mentality to get things done;
• Capacity to manage priorities and tight deadlines
• Proactive and solution minded
• Excellent communication skills
• You are fluent in English and Dutch. German language skills are a plus.

We offer

We offer a challenging position in an inspiring multidisciplinary industrial-academic environment, at a university that is continuously improving its cooperation with industry and startups.
• Fulltime position for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
• The gross salary is based on Fraunhofer Project Center framework and is between € 2.790,-  and € 4.402,-  per month.
• A holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
• Minimum of 29 holidays in case of fulltime employment;
• Facilities for professional and personal development.

Information and application

For more information about this vacancy you can contact Chantal Boomkamp- Eppink (c.boomkamp@utwente.nl) or dr. Muhammad Niazi (m.s.niazi@utwente.nl).
You can submit your application, including a recent CV and motivation letter, before October 30th 2020 using the link below.

About the department

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, a German organization consisting of 72 institutes world-wide is a leading applied research organization in the field of advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0/Smart Industry. In 2017, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, opened a project center at the University of Twente. The Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente (FPC@UT) is an alliance between the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Germany, the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. It is a young, fast growing environment fully focused on Industry 4.0/Smart industry technologies and solutions for production.
Our mission is to reinforce the competitive strength of the industry in a field of production and high-tech systems. Our customers are multinationals involved in developments of the next generation production processes and systems as well as smaller innovative, technology-based companies. Our focus is on the practical solutions for the current production processes, production equipment, digital manufacturing and manufacturing value chain organization.

Position localisation

Job location

Nederland, Enschede, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB

Location

Drienerlolaan 5 7522 NB Enschede

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4. Master

Scientific area

Engineering