Researcher in the area of material science - vision systems

University of Antwerp
September 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Faculty of Applied Engineering is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Electromechanics for a

Researcher in the area of material science - vision systems.

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A short summary of the project can be found following this link.

Job description

  • Optional: You are willing to prepare a doctoral thesis in the area of active thermography for material inspection.

  • You contribute to research in the field of implementation of active thermography for automatic material inspection in industry.

  • Part of your job will be the organization and management of project applications within the field of material inspection and vision systems and the search for external funding.

  • You will also co-ordinate some service tasks, both internally at the department and externally (mainly with interested companies).

  • You co-supervise graduate students and other team members next to which you will also fulfill a (small) educational task/lecturing duty”.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a Master degree in engineering, IT or physics.

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply.

  • We encourage foreign candidates to apply.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university's policy.

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

  • Your English language skills are very good (both written and oral) and you are intending to spend time learning Dutch.

  • You have programming experience and the interest and/or expertise in camera control.

  • Experience with active thermography for NDT is seen as a significant asset.

  • You are enthusiast of working on a valorisation aspect and with the application in close sight.

We offer

  • a contract for a period of two years;

  • the date of appointment 1 December 2017;

  • a full time gross monthly salary as assistant ranging from € 3.272,69 - € 5.538,41;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Please send your application, accompanied by your CV and cover letter, to, until the closing date 15 October 2017.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.

  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Gunther Steenackers,

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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