Post-doctoral assistant

Ghent University


November 7, 2021


→ Apply until 11/01/2022 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time) → Faculty of Engineering and Architecture → Department EA18 - Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design → AAP temporary appointment - 100% → Number of openings: 1.00 → Reference number: 202110/EA18/DA/027


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of- the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level.
  • You will counsel Master's students in their exercises, work placement and Master's dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.

  • You hold a doctoral degree in one of the following domains: Product Development, Industrial Design, Engineering Technology, Architecture, Engineering, Data and/or Computer Science (Engineering). For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

  • You have already conducted research within the field of Computational Design / Data-Driven Design.

  • You are interested and/or you have experience in research into new models/methods that
  • link (user) data with (CAD) design or digital production;
  • make the link between data interpretation using ‘smart' products.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor's, Master's and/or Advanced Master's programmes.
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.

  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term.
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply.
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term Your appointment will start on 15 February 2022 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

    Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

    Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv' : your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter' : your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma' : a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence' : only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www. For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.
  • Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

    As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


    For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jelle Saldien (, +32 485 271 981) or Prof. Jan Detand (, +32 474 453 276).

    Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ.

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