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Research Support Technical Engineer in Electromechanics and Power Electronics (V36.4194)

Research Support Technical Engineer in Electromechanics and Power Electronics

Position
Other academic staff
Department(s)
Department of Electrical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Date off
12/01/2020
Reference number
V36.4194

Job description

Introduction
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.

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.

Eindhoven University of Technology combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them.

Our campus is in the centre of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.

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 Technical Engineer (Research and Education Support) for the three laboratories of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group, at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Together with a small team, he/she will be responsible for supporting the PhD/MSc/BSc students and researchers working in the lab, with diverse responsibilities and tasks.

Responsibilities
The Technical Engineer (Research and Education Support) position includes not only laboratory management responsibilities, but also technical support in education and research processes.

She/he will be responsible for different tasks such as:

  • Maintaining the diverse laboratory equipment and administrating design software;
  • Designing and testing of electronic circuits and digital measurement setups;
  • Maintaining and expanding signal processing equipment and magnetic materials measurement setups;
  • Designing PCBs;
  • Programming DSPs, FPGAs, microcontrollers, dSpace and Triphase systems;
  • Supporting the education process by preparing assignments, giving instructions and checking reports of educational projects (for undergraduate and graduate level);
  • Supporting the research by contributing with selecting, designing and testing research setups, equipment and materials;
  • Performing measurements, writing measurement and safety reports.

Job requirements

For the Technical Engineer (Research Support) position, candidates are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc or PDEng degrees obtained from the Applied University or Technical University in the field of electrical engineering, (micro)electronics, mechatronics, electrodynamics, mechanical engineering or applied physics;
  • Working experience of minimum 5 years and practical skills (assembling and prototyping of electrical circuits, testing of electrical drives);
  • Practical experience with laboratory instruments (such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, sensors, function generators, power analysers, watt-meters and multi-meters);
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills;
  • A desire and drive to work on challenging technical problems, and the ability to come up with creative solutions to these problems;
  • Organisational skills, e.g. time management and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Good command of English and Dutch language (German is a plus).

Knowledge of and experience in the following fields is a big plus:

    • Knowledge of serial communication protocols (like CAN, SPI, RS232);
    • Basic knowledge of control theory, and Matlab/Simulink, LabView software;
    • Basic knowledge of thermal and noise phenomena;
    • Basic knowledge of cryogenic and superconducting equipment;
    • Basic knowledge of high precision amplifiers and/or motion systems.

Conditions of employment

  • Challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university and a stimulating internationally renowned research environment.
  • Full-time temporary appointment for 1 year with the possibiltiy of an extension.
  • Gross salary between € 2835,00 and € 3895,00 per month depending on experience and knowledge.
    Moreover, an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year allowance is provided annually. 
  • An extensive package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, the possibility of child care and excellent sports facilities).

Information and application

Information

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

Application

  • 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;
     

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