Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

Assistant/Associate Professor Biochemical Sensors for Autonomous Microsystems

2022-10-02
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Assistant/Associate Professor Biochemical Sensors for Autonomous Microsystems 

Delft, 38-40 hours a week
Challenge: Develop sensor systems for climate monitoring and agricultural applications.
Change: Drive high-yield, low-emission food production.
Impact: Climate resilience, precision farming, sustainable agriculture.

Job description
As the world’s population increases and our climate changes, more efficient and sustainable agricultural methods are needed. To accelerate innovation, the large-scale monitoring of key chemical and biological parameters such as CO2, methane and ammonia levels, soil pH, moisture and nutrient levels is crucial. At the TU Delft, you will be working at the forefront of research into robust, low-cost autonomous sensor systems that will integrate everything from sensors, energy scavengers and packaging to interface electronics, microprocessors and wireless communication systems.
As an Assistant/Associate Professor you will conduct scientific research, developing your vision and your scientific domain. You will grow your team to three or four PhD students whom you’ll be supervising to completion. For your research you’ll build your network of industrial partners and attract funding. You’ll be increasingly involved in teaching and supervising master’s students and possibly bachelor’s students. And you’ll develop academically challenging courses, helping us continuously improve our curriculum.
You’ll join our highly motivated, supportive and cohesive team of professors, teachers, technicians, PhD students and master’s students in the Electronic Instrumentation (EI) and Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM) groups. At EI and ECTM you’ll find a welcoming and open atmosphere. We have a track record of nurturing talent at various academic levels and will give you all the support you need to evolve in your tenure-track position, including a generous start-up package. Sharing a drive to contribute to the fields of sensors, interface electronics and packaging, we are proud of our ground-breaking research. Our world-class facilities include the fully equipped EKL and Kavli Nanolab cleanrooms, as well as dedicated labs for micro-system assembly, biochemical measurements and sensor characterization

Requirements
You thrive on generating and realising ground-breaking research, which you may demonstrate by e.g., peer-reviewed publications or patents. You’ll leverage your communication skills to connect with colleagues throughout the faculty, helping us to strengthen our faculty as a whole. You also have the ability to build relevant networks and attract funding. In addition, you enjoy teaching and supervising students.
You also have:

  • A PhD in electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science or applied physics.
  • Demonstrable research experience in one or more relevant fields, such as sensor physics, CMOS-compatible sensors, biochemical sensors, electrochemical sensors, gas sensors, and a drive to work and learn in this multidisciplinary domain.
  • An excellent command of English, as TU Delft is an internationally diverse community.


If you feel this role would be a perfect match, but you cannot yet tick all the boxes, we’d still really like to get to know you, as you can learn and grow on the job!

Conditions of employment
A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we will decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.
At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.
Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.
Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Additional information
If you would like more information about this role, please contact Prof. Dr. Ir. Wouter Serdijn, Chairman of BE, email: W.A.Serdijn@tudelft.nl, or Dr. Massimo Mastrangeli, email: M.Mastrangeli@tudelft.nl.

Application procedure
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before October 2, 2022, via the application form.

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. Detailed CV.
  3. Recent teaching evaluations (if available).
  4. Teaching statement.
  5. Two research papers (published or unpublished).
  6. Names and contact information of at least three relevant references. We will not contact references without your consent.


After the first selection, video interviews will be held on October 24, 2022. The interviews at TU Delft will take place in November 2022.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.


Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Job details

Title
Assistant/Associate Professor Biochemical Sensors for Autonomous Microsystems
Location
Mekelweg 5 Delft, Netherlands
Published
2022-07-28
Application deadline
2022-10-02
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