Netherlands: Post Doc position in Networked and Hybrid Systems at University of Twente

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Job description

Hybrid systems are those dynamical systems, which evolve over discrete and continuous time or spatial domains. Network systems are those systems, which are composed of interacting parts. As such interactions can be seen as events affecting the local dynamics of the parts, the field of network systems naturally provides several examples of hybrid systems. Indeed, the network topology inherently introduces discrete aspects into the dynamics. Typical examples include robotic networks, electrical grids, transportation networks, and other “cyber-physical” systems in which the interaction between physical and computational layers is significant.

The candidate is expected to carry out high-profile methodological research on topics of interest for both the group and herself/himself. If desired by the candidate, some teaching activity can be accommodated, but it is not expected.


The successful applicant has obtained (or is about to obtain) a doctoral degree in applied mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related discipline. She/he should have ample expertise in the field of systems and control.

An interview will be part of the selection procedure. Candidates are invited to apply before November 30, 2013. Please include the following attachments in your application as a single PDF file:
-CV (including title and date of your PhD dissertation) ;
-Contact information for at least two academic references;
-Research statement indicating your background and interests and how they align with the position (maximum 150 words).

Conditions of employment

We offer a contract for a period from 2 to 4 years, to be negotiated. The salary will be set according to the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement and will depend on relevant experience of the candidate, but will not be below 2919 € gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus, and a number of additional benefits. The starting date for the appointment will be agreed with the candidate.
The research of the department is part of the multidisciplinary research institute Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).

Contacts: Dr. Jan Willem Polderman and Dr. Paolo Frasca


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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