Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

Assistant Professor Biomedical Circuits and Systems for Organs on Chip

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38-40 hours a week

Challenge: Embedding circuits and systems into microfluidics and organs on chip. 
Change: Seamless integration of transducers, driving electronics and readout. 
Impact: Personalised disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Job description 
Functional and realistic tissue models on chips advance the study of diseases and early-stage assessment of the efficacy and safety of drugs under development. Working at the forefront of research into these microfluidics and organs on chip at TU Delft, you will contribute to disease prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment technology, and help enhance patient wellbeing. You will focus on the seamless integration of transducers, ranging from micropumps and microelectrode arrays to electro-chemical sensors and ultrasonic stimulators, with their driving and readout electronics.

As Assistant Professor Biomedical Circuits and Systems for Organs on Chip you will conduct scientific research, developing your vision and your scientific domain. You’ll grow your team to three or four PhD students whom you’ll be supervising to completion. For your research you will 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 our Bioelectronics (BE) and Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM) groups. We will give you all the support you need to evolve in your tenure-track position, as we’re used to growing talent at various academic levels. At BE and ECTM, you’ll find a welcoming, friendly and open atmosphere. And we are proud of our ground-breaking technological contributions to the field of organs on chip and human disease models! Our facilities include the fully equipped EKL cleanrooms and dedicated sensor, chemical, in-vitro, biosonic, CAD, assembly and measurement labs.

You thrive on generating and realising ground-breaking research, which you may demonstrate by e.g., publications or patents. Leveraging your communication skills, you’ll connect with colleagues throughout the faculty, helping us make our faculty as a whole stronger. 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.
  • Demonstrable research experience in one or more relevant fields, such as biomedical circuits and systems, biosensing, physiological recording, 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 as yet tick all the boxes, we’d 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’ll 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:, or Dr Massimo Mastrangeli, email:

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

  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 in October 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

Assistant Professor Biomedical Circuits and Systems for Organs on Chip
Mekelweg 5 Delft, Netherlands
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