Postdoc Dynamic Regulation of Photosynthesis in light-Acclimated Organisms DREAM

Eindhoven University of Technology


June 30, 2022


Postdoc Dynamic Regulation of Photosynthesis in light-Acclimated Organisms


The Control Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering Department in Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening for a Postdoc position for 1+1 year in the project Dynamic Regulation of Photosynthesis in light- Acclimated Organisms (DREAM).


(Post-doctoral) Researcher


Electrical Engineering



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Job description

The DREAM is a PATHFINDER research project involving several academic partners, research institutes and industrial partners. DREAM is going to introduce disruptive technologies for measuring, monitoring and enhancing lighting efficiency in controlled environments to improve plants and enable their parsimonious cultivation. To this end, kinetic information and dynamics of photosynthetic regulation will be studied via multisinewave and fluctuating illuminations.

The research in the DREAM project at Control Systems Group will focus on the frequency domain data driven linear/nonlinear modeling of dynamic behavior of conditioned algae/ plants subjected to fluctuating illumination (lighting). The candidate will closely collaborate with SONY, CNRS, Jülich Institute.

Job requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following skills

  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical /Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related disciplines.
  • Interest and knowledge in topics: Data Driven modeling, System Identification, Nonlinear Modeling.
  • Strong publication records.
  • Is proactive, highly motivated, and independent.
  • Has affinity with giving lectures, has good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • A team player who enjoys coaching of PhD and Master students in multicultural teams.
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and presenting).
  • The position is embedded in Control Systems Group in The Electrical Engineering Department. The research mission of the Control Systems Group is to master complexity present in mechatronics, automotive systems, and industrial processes. The group focuses on fundamental research in model reduction, spatial temporal system, Lyapunov methods for real-time control and distributed systems and system identification. Furthermore, many industrial projects are being carried out in the areas of automotive, process control, power systems, High tech systems. The group actively participates in the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). For more detailed information of the group please check https://

    Conditions of employment
  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for 1 year, with the possibility to extend up to 2 years
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility', which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.
  • Information and application

    For more information about the project contact dr. Leyla Özkan,

    For information about terms of employment, click here or contact

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    We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page. The application should include a:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • Contact information of two academic referees.
  • We look forward to your application. All applications received by June 30, 2022, will be given full consideration.

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