Postdoctoral Fellowship in Smart Motion Systems at Ghent University in Belgium

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

To increase the technological basis of motion systems combined with data analytics, Ghent University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong track record in motion systems within mechanical engineering/mechatronics applications, having knowledge on electromechanical physical models, optimization techniques, control methods and data analytics technology.

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The mission of the candidate is to intertwine the hardware of manufacturing industries and their behavioral physics-based models closely with smart data-driven software to increase their operational efficiency, performance and reliability.

Value: Ghent University offers-

  • A 2 year period postdoctoral position with a competitive salary.
  • The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art tools and facilities, a network of Flemish companies active in the manufacturing industry, and the possibility to collaborate with other research groups.
  • The candidate will be directly embedded in an international research group of +20 people that work together as a team and will have the possibility to collaborate with many other people active at UGent both associated with Flanders Make and IMEC.
  • The research group is situated in Ghent, a lively city at the heart of Europe (https://visit.gent.be/en/HOME).
  • Starting date: as soon as possible, but flexible.

Degree Level: Postdoctoral Research

Study Field: Research Fellowship in Smart Motion Systems.

Award Provider : Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. The University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium.

Place of Study: Belgium

Number of Fellowship: Not Known

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are open to international students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria-

  • You hold a PhD, or should be expecting a PhD in the near future.
  • You have experience in or understanding of electromechanical/mechatronic systems.
  • You have experience in the modelling of dynamical systems, optimization techniques, control methods.
  • You have experience in or understanding of data-driven models and data analytics.
  • You have minimum 4 years or more experience in a highly renowned research institution.
  • The required skills are: working with electromechanical models, data-driven models, sensor data, motion control, dynamic systems. Experience in artificial intelligence would be a plus.
  • You have a team player mindset, a strong personality and work in a result-oriented manner.
  • You are creative, willing to work in a multidisciplinary context.
  • You are proficient in oral and written English and have strong communication skills.
  • You are able to extend your network and able to talk on technical matters.

English Language Requirement: Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; English Language proficiency.

Application Procedure: Please send your CV, containing a list of publications, a summary of past research, contact information of 2 or 3 referees, and a motivation letter to Prof. Guillaume Crevecoeur () and dr. Jeroen De Maeyer ().

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