Postdoc Position in the fields Maintenance, Infrastructures and Optimization (Full-Time)

The faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology invites applications for Postdoctoral fellows on Smart Data-Driven Predictive Maintenance for Resilience of Interconnected Infrastructure Systems Field: Maintenance, Infrastructures, Optimisation.

The Eindhoven University of Technology is a smart data-driven optimization framework that combines learning and updating methods with decision models to support predictive maintenance planning for interconnected infrastructures under uncertain operating conditions. Extrapolating knowledge from alarms, sensors, process logs data, and maintenance data through AI techniques will improve the learning of the system’s current and future behavior. A result is a dynamic approach to maintenance planning based on an accurate assessment of the current system state and reliable predictions of the future conditions.  Due to the dependencies within the system, decisions shall leverage systems engineering approaches to effectively represent the system’s architecture and the interactions across its elements and processes.

A challenge is to deliver robust here-and-now maintenance decisions, and accurate second stage wait-and-see decisions based on the “realization of reliable predictions”. The first group of decisions includes for instance (i) allocation of “budget” for renewal and maintenance activities to different assets, (ii) long-term/high-level maintenance policies (e.g. determining relevant thresholds on assets conditions triggering maintenance, or the frequency of scheduled maintenance visits) and the planning of maintenance resources (e.g. personnel and equipment).


  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactic, and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children’s daycare and sports facilities.
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Job Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Has a Ph.D. in Operations Research or a comparable domain.
  • Has sufficient knowledge of infrastructure systems and quantitative analysis.
  • Is a team player and is able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary context.
  • Has the ability to conduct high-quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant Ph.D. thesis and publication(s).
  • Has the ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Note that there is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Has an excellent mastering of the English language, good communication, and leadership skills.
Application Process

Interested applicants should send the following documents electronically to the link below

  • Cover letter describing applicants’ motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including lists of their publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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