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You will be employed at the faculty of Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science and working at the MIRA Institute of the University of Twente, a leading institute on Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. You will work at the RAM (Robotics And Mechatronics) group, a group of about 50 people with 300 m^2 lab and production facilities like seven 3D printers, laser cutting, electronic production and phantom production facilities.

We are looking for a talented scientist in the field of medical robotics for the Robotics and Mechatronics group of the University of Twente.

You will support us in writing research proposals for the acquisition of projects and you will participate in the educational activities of the group. You will play a role in projects in the Medical Robotics Research Line. The group has been working in medical robotics for many years, and has been involved in the Technical Medicine Education track right from the start. This combination has created an internationally unique ecosystem between technical and clinical developments and innovation. You will play a coordinating role and you will scientifically contribute to many developments such as: MRI compatible robotics, robotic steering of flexible instruments and robotised biopsy.

For more detailed information please check the group web site:

We are seeking candidates that hold a PhD in robotics or a related field of expertise. You preferably have experience in engineering and in realizing complete systems.

As a researcher we expect you to be inventive and result oriented. You are a conceptual thinker and need excellent collaboration and communication skills. You keep yourself updated on the latest developments in your field of expertise and you stay in touch with your network. You are invited to upload your application through the apply button at the bottom of this page. Your application should consist of: your resume and a short motivation letter (please mention your relevant experience in the field of expertise and your personal motivation for this position).

Information about the position and research can be obtained Dr. ir. F. van der Heijden via e-mail:

The University of Twente offers a stimulating and inspiring work environment in a large international scientific community. As a researcher, you will be offered an employment contract for the duration of 2 years. Your gross monthly salary can vary between  € 3044,- and € 4654,- depending on your background and relevant experience. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, an 8% holiday allowance, and an 8,3% end of year bonus.

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.

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Application Deadline : 30 May 2016


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