Assistant Professor Model-Driven Design of Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems

Updated: about 5 hours ago
Deadline: 29 Sep 2024

This vacancy is part of the Irène Curie Fellowship and is currently only open to female candidates.


Assistant Professor

Irène Curie Fellowship



Electrical Engineering

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Job description

Are you inspired to develop model-driven approaches to automate the design and operation of embedded and cyber-physical systems in a systematic manner? Then this could be your next exciting new career opportunity!

Leading competitive and effective high-tech industry moves towards model-driven design methods and design-automation solutions to reduce time-to-quality. This process requires development of novel methods, models and algorithms to support automation of the entire product life-cycle, from the design phase to operational phases. This position will be devoted to research that supports the various facets of model-driven design with an application to cyber-physical systems (for instance supervisory control) and embedded (data processing) systems. We envision the need for compositional methods that focus on extra-functional aspects, such as performance, resource budgets, security, or energy, pursuing hybrid, knowledge-driven and machine-learning-based, approaches.

As a newly appointed faculty member, you will be working in the Electronics Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The group aims to provide a scientific basis for design trajectories of electronic systems, ranging from digital circuits to cyber-physical systems. You would contribute to our research on model-driven engineering.  Next to your research expertise, your educational skills are very important as you will develop and teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate level in English.  You will be involved in supervising Bachelor, Master, EngD, and PhD candidates.

Electronic Systems group
The Electronic Systems (ES) group consists of six full professors, three associate professors, five assistant professors, several postdocs, approximately 40 EngD and PhD candidates, and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its design automation and embedded systems research. Our research is organized in three sub-programs that cover the engineering, system and circuit perspectives: Model-driven engineering, smart electronic systems, and digital nano-electronics. ES has strong collaborations with industry, research institutes and other universities. Several of its staff members have a second affiliation besides their TU/e-ES affiliation. The group is a multi-cultural team, with staff members of seven different nationalities and students from all over the world.

Job requirements
  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Computer or Electrical Engineering or any other relevant program from a leading university
  • Affinity with modelling techniques and algorithms.
  • System-level thinking capabilities.
  • Hands-on experience with development of research and/or educational prototypes in HW and SW.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrated by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English. 

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • With sufficient experience, we offer a permanent contract.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • As an Irène Curie Fellow , you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.  
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 11 (min. €4332, max. €5929).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support .

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

We believe that diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education. Our Irène Curie Fellowship aims to advance talented female researchers, in order to thrive and be successful in top positions in science, contributing to the societal goal of promoting equal opportunities. The program addresses the aspirations and needs of women in industry, academia, and research institutes in order to support their ambition to become a professor at our university.

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Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager Sander Stuijk, [email protected] .

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Hella Ploegmakers, Senior Recruiter, [email protected]  or +31 643559625.

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We invite you to submit a complete application. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.


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