Eindhoven University of Technology

Research Engineer in Mechanobiology

2024-07-14 (Europe/Amsterdam)
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Are you passionate about high quality research and eager to join a biomedical engineering team conducting research? We are searching for an expert in tissue biomechanics/mechanobiology interested in supporting our team, our lab and helping to guide our students.

Position Other academic staff

Irène Curie Fellowship No

Department(s) Biomedical Engineering

FTE 0,8

Date off 14/07/2024

Reference number V50.7538

Job description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology aims at research and education on the edge between biology and engineering, with a focus on the human body. High end research is performed in our shared state-of-the-art laboratories and students are challenged to work in these laboratories.

We are searching for a research engineer with an affinity for training who will work in the Laboratory for Biomechanics, Biomaterials Processing Laboratory and the Laboratory for Cell & Tissue Engineering. The current tasks of this position will be divided between supporting research and laboratory infrastructure/processes. The focus will be on advanced mechanical testing platforms, uCT, custom bioreactors and additive manufacturing platforms and their use with natural tissues and tissue engineered constructs. In the labs, you will be responsible for specific equipment maintenance, supervision and training and some general lab management. The research will span across topics in orthopaedics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology, nervous and other soft connective tissues. You will be embedded in the orthopaedic biomechanics group but be active across all groups in the Regenerative Medical Engineering cluster and work with the academic staff, support staff, post-doctoral fellows, PhD candidates and master’s and bachelor’s students in our department. Your responsibilities are expected to combine laboratory management and equipment support (0.5-0.6 fte) and research support (0.2-0.3 fte).

Job requirements

  • PhD in biomedical engineering or equivalent with research experience focussed on tissue biomechanics/mechanobiology and/or material science/additive manufacturing.
  • Experience in conducting/supporting research in an academic setting
  • Affinity with education, preferably in an academic setting, shown by experience or assistance in teaching, with focus on experimental and technical skills
  • Good English communication skills
  • Flexible and independent attitude and hands-on mentality
  • Well-developed common sense  

If you are concerned that you don’t meet all the requirements sufficiently, but the job does excite you, then be sure to respond, we would love to look at your profile.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the trainees, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • An initial contract at 0.8 fte for one year will be offered, with an outlook to a permanent position
  • A gross monthly salary of minimum € 3.377 to maximum € 5.090 for a full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 9 to 10 of the collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

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 over 4,000 employees and more than 12,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.  

About the Biomedical Engineering labs

The laboratories of Biomedical Engineering are all shared, highly specialized, facilities to be used by the full department. Research and education are intertwined in our labs and we educate our future researchers in a master-apprentice fashion to work collaboratively in this interdisciplinary setting.

As our new colleague you will be working within the laboratories for Cell and Tissue Engineering as well as the Laboratory for Biomechanics:


More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact: prof. Keita Ito, k.ito@tue.nl or +31 40 247 4350 (secretary).

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact Sascha Sanchez van Oort, HR advisor BmE, s.j.m.g.sanchez.van.oort@tue.nl or +31 40 247 7310.

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


If you are interested, please use the ‘apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

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!

Job details

Research Engineer in Mechanobiology
De Zaale Eindhoven, Netherlands
Application deadline
2024-07-14 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam)
2024-07-14 23:59 (CET)
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