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Lab Manager for the laboratory of the Power Electronics and Electromechanics

Lab Manager for the laboratory of the Power Electronics and Electromechanics

We are looking for a Lab Manager for the laboratories of Electromechanics and Power Electronics Group, at the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Position
Other academic staff
Irène Curie Fellowship
No
Department(s)
Electrical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Date off
12/02/2023
Reference number
V36.6004

Job description

Introduction
Eindhoven University of Technology offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.

The Electromechanics and Power Electronics group is one of the nine research groups of the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e. The group is the main center for research in electromechanical power conversion and power electronics in the Netherlands. The research is aligned with the three main strategic research themes of the Eindhoven University of Technology, i.e. Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. The four research tracks of the EPE group are high-tech motion systems and robotics, power electronics systems, smart mobility and advanced modeling. Furthermore, the group is one of the founders of the High Tech Systems Center in which all mechatronic knowledge of the TU/e will be bundled.

Vacancy
We are looking for a Lab Manager for the laboratories of Electromechanics and Power Electronics Group, at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Responsibilities
The position includes dealing with technical laboratory activities, management and technical support in education and research processes.

The candidate is:

  • Managing full operation and maintenance of the power lab and its equipment’s (mechanical, electronics, electromechanical and electromagnetic equipment’s);
  • Responsible for the selection and buying of components and equipment;
  • Managing licenses of administrating design software;
  • Managing the laboratory infrastructure and equipment’s (research and educational laboratories) and keeping updated of developments in the field of Electromechanical and Power Electronics;
  • Responsible for defining Health and Safety procedures and ensuring to keep them operational;
  • Supporting the Group (researchers and scientific staff) on lab educational and research activities, contributing with designing, advising on choice of software, parts, equipment and materials, assembling and testing of a variety of lab setups;

Job requirements

For the Electrical Engineer position, candidates are expected to have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • Bachelor, Master of PDEng degree in the field of electrical engineering, mechatronics or applied physics or Diploma HTS-E with knowledge of digital techniques and proven affinity with electromechanics and power electronics;
  • Experience in designing, assembling and experimental validation of electrical circuits and electrical machines;
  • Practical experience with laboratory instruments (such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, sensors, function generators, power analysers, wattmeters and multimeters);
  • Required experience in the following topics:
    • Power electronic converters
    • Electrical machines and drives
    • Wireless energy transfer
  • Experience in programming (microcontrollers, MATLAB, MathCAD, C/C++, PLECS, LTSpice, PSim, modules and data acquisition);
  • Knowledge of and experience in these fields is a big plus:
    • High precision amplifiers and/or motion systems
    • Serial communication protocols (like CAN, SPI, RS232)
    • Basics of control theory
    • Basics of thermal and noise phenomena’s
    • Basics of cryogenic and superconducting equipment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills;
  • A desire and drive to work on demanding technical problems, and the ability to come up with creative solutions to these problems;
  • Ability to share concepts, ideas and solutions with peers in a clear and concise manner without omitting the essentials;
  • Organisational skills, e.g. time management and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Good command of English and knowledge of Dutch or German are a plus.

Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging job in an ambitious research group for 1 year, with the possibility of permanent contract after this year. As an employee of the University, you will receive a competitive salary as well as excellent employment conditions. The gross salary lies between
€ 3.098,- and € 4.670, depending on experience and knowledge (salary scale 9 or 10).

Moreover, an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year allowance is provided annually. Assistance for finding accommodation is available. The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities. Depending on the type of appointment, TU/e also provides opportunities for personal development by offering short courses.  

Information and application

About TU/e

TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of close to 4,000 employees and 12,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact prof.dr. George Papafotiou, g.papafotiou[at]tue.nl.

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact Karen Beerens, HR advisor, via k.beerens[at]tue.nl.

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Application

If you are interested, please use 'apply now'-button at the top of this page. You should upload the following:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact information of at least two references;
  • Copies of diplomas.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!