This is a PhD project in which you will work closely with industry on advancing the state-of-the-art in software engineering.
Architectures for software-intensive systems are described using notations such as SysML and UML. Such architecture-representations are often created in the early phases of development. The correspondence between the architecture and the system implementation is extremely hard to maintain during the development and evolution of the system.
The overall objective of this project is to develop automated tooling that can be used to keep the architecture and the implementation consistent with each other. We will consider consistency from two perspectives: structural & behavioural.
You will be working in an attractive working environment, where we encourage openness, diversity, fairness, humour, and aim for a healthy work-life balance.
In this project, you will perform research by dividing your time across
Your responsibilities include designing, executing and reporting on research in the area of Software Engineering. For a small percentage of your time, you will be asked to support CS courses and supervise M.Sc. thesis projects.
For item 1) you will be expected to significant spend time on-site at the industrial partner.
The candidates will be subject to security screening (of both TUE and ThermoFisher)
Additional meritorious criteria are:
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:
For this position, we expect the PhD candidates to split their time across the offices of Thermo Fisher and the TU Eindhoven (ideally around 50-50%).
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. The ThermoFisher Mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them.
Collaboration for this project is via the Thermo Fisher site in Eindhoven where the software and system-development for Electron-Beam Microscopes is done. This is part of a multi-site development group with locations in Brno (Czech Republic), Hillsboro (USA) and Bordeaux (France). The research is done in close collaboration with the key software architects and lead developers of Thermo Fisher.
The candidate is encouraged and supported to share his/her research results at international conferences and to regularly publish intermediate results.
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.
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