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Academic assistant in the area of Integrated Product Development.
Posted by: University of Antwerp
Posted date: 2020-Mar-05
The Faculty of Design Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for an academic assistant in the area of Integrated Product Development.
You contribute to teaching and research in the field of applied research techniques, anthropometrics, physiology, integrated electronics, realization of technical-physical systems and physical and digital prototyping, and the integration of the aforementioned techniques in the entire process of new product development.
You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of construction of tools and techniques to deploy digital human models in the process of new product developmentand you are competing in this connection to obtain externally funded research grants.
You support maker facilities (prototyping e.g. 3d printing) within design assignments.
You disseminate your expertise to the educational programs through consultancy for students.
You support research projects, both application and execution, with a focus on the implementation of test setting and the design, construction, validation and iteration of new products.
Profile and requirements
You hold a master degree in Product Development(master students in their final year may also run as a candidate).
You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
You have proven expertise in 3D techniques: scanning, modeling, visualization and printing.
You are strong in the development of products with embedded electronics.
You have a very strong expertise in parametric design methods (e.g. SolidWorks).
You have the ability to interpret mathematical models and translate them for design purpose.
You scout for most recent scientific and technological evolutions and integrate these insights in the development of new products.
You master the necessary software tools to achieve this integration.
You have proven experience in the realization of new products, from rapid prototyping till the realization of small batch pre-final products for validation and/or pilot studies.
Experience in industrial collaboration is an asset.
Executive knowledge and experience on valorization is an asset.
Knowledge of web and app development is an asset.
You are a team player that shares scientific and technical insights within the research team.
an appointment as an academic assistant for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal twice for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
the date of appointment will be 15 September 2020;
a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 3.338,21 to € 5.649,28;
a dynamic and stimulating work environment.
How to apply?
Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 4 April 2020.
Your application must be accompanied by a cover letter.
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on 8 May 2020.
More information about the application form can be obtained from vacaturesuantwerpen.be.
For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. dr. Stijn Verwulgen (stijn.verwulgenuantwerpen.be) of prof. dr. Alexis Jacoby (alexis.jacobyuantwerpen.be).
The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label 'HR Excellence in research'.