PhD candidate Information Management

Research / Academic
We are looking for a PhD candidate who likes to develop new approaches, methodologies and solutions in the domain of industry 4.0. You are industry focused, which means that you know and understand the customers in your specific domain. You understand their challenges, needs and you can establish a good relationship with them. Design proposals for industry and work on these projects. Depending on the number of projects you work on, we expect you to attend events, initiate own events and develop your own network. On an academic level you make a research plan, budget proposal plan, plan rollout, supervise support staff (students), reporting and write your thesis. The projects you will work on will vary from short projects (order of weeks) to projects that run over a couple of years. 

  1. Be the technical expert in the field of information management;
  2. Approach and interact with industry;
  3. Make frameworks and proposals or new potential projects connected to the PhD topic;
  4. Represent us at different occasions: workshops, conferences, network events etc;
  5. Develop knowledge and competencies in the specific domain that will be part of your technical involvement;
  6. Will be delivering high quality project management at least for own projects;
  7. Will be guiding students link to their technical challenge;
Work on PhD (scientific part).  The projects you will work on will vary from short projects (order of weeks) to projects that run over a couple of years.


• You hold a master’s degree in engineering.
• Main skills (in order of importance) are:
- Information management;
- Data acquisition / data logging;
- Sensor technology;
- Hardware-software coupling;
- Digital twinning;
- Data driven approaches;

Additional Skills (plus points):
- Experience in MES and production planning; 
- Basic concepts of quality control;
- Proficiency in multiple languages: C++, Python, Java.

• You are very much hands-on and have the mentality to get things done;
• Capacity to manage priorities and tight deadlines
• Proactive and solution minded 
• Excellent communication skills
• You are fluent in English and Dutch. German language skills are a plus.


For more information about this vacancy you can contact Chantal Boomkamp- Eppink ( or dr. Muhammad Niazi (
You can submit your application, including a recent CV and motivation letter, before March 1, 2020, using the link below.

Salary Benefits:

We offer a challenging position in an inspiring multidisciplinary industrial-academic environment, at a university that is continuously improving its cooperation with industry and startups.  • Fulltime position for a period of 4 year, with the possibility of extension.
• A starting salary of € 2.325,- in the first year and a salary of € 2.972,- in the last  year gross per month;
• A holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
• Minimum of 29 holidays in case of fulltime employment;
• Facilities for professional and personal development.
Work Hours:

40 hours per week


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