Assistant Professor Biomedical Signals and Systems
University of Twente, Department of Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS)

Within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), the Department of Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) is looking for a highly motivated Assistant Professor (f/m) in the area of clinical technology, with expertise in signal analysis and physiological control systems. In this position, you will strengthen our collaboration with the Ziekenhuis Groep Twente (ZGT) in your research and contribute to teaching in the biomedical signals and systems field.The mission of the BSS department is to enable improved diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic diseases involving e.g. the endocrine, motor and/or cardiopulmonary functions in a clinical and home/self-care setting. Our research is embedded in the Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre of the University of Twente (UT). The regional hospital Ziekenhuis Groep Twente (ZGT) is among our preferred partners in research. Our teaching contributes to the Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering curricula.

Your profile

  • You have a PhD in the field of technical medicine or biomedical engineering on a relevant topic in endocrine, motor or cardiopulmonary (dys)function.
  • You have proven expertise in the advanced analysis of (stochastic) physiological signals and physiological control systems and experience in working in clinical environments.
  • You have excellent communication skills and experience with academic teaching.
  • You master the Dutch language both in speaking and writing. This is required for the clinical technological research you will be involved in and for undergraduate teaching in the Technical Medicine curriculum.
  • You are a great team player, but also have a high degree of responsibility and independence


Please send your application before 25 January 2020 using the 'Apply now' button, and include:
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications;
  • a research and teaching statement.
Please contact prof.dr. M.M.R. Vollenbroek - Hutten or P.H. Veltink if you have any questions ( /

Our offer

Do you want to operate at crossroads of different disciplines and perform research on the edge of technology and medicine?

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with hardworking colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.You will be appointed for two years at the UT, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. For your research, you will work both at UT and ZGT in close collaboration with Prof.dr. Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten. You will perform your teaching under the guidance of Peter Veltink.The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:
  • A starting salary between € 3.637 to € 5.656 gross per month, based on your experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • The possibility to save up leave days for sabbatical leave;
  • Professional and personal development programs.


The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.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+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

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