Doctoral Scholarship in Applied Engineering
University of Antwerp Faculty of Applied Engineering

Doctoral scholarship holder Applied Engineering – Electronics, with a focus on biomedical signal processing, machine learning and applied artificial intelligence for signal analysis.

Department : Electromechanics

Regime : Full-time

The Department of Electronics-ICT in the Faculty of Applied Engineering, in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, is looking for a full)time (100%)

Doctoral scholarship holder in the field of Applied Engineering – Electronics, with a focus on biomedical signal processing, machine learning and applied artificial intelligence for signal analysis.


  • You work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis. Your work will be focussed on biomedical signal processing using advanced signal estimators, machine learning and deep neural networks. The primary focus will be a project on automatic lung sound analysis for early detection of pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia in humans and animal models.
  • You will publish articles in journals and international conferences, where you will also present your research results
  • You carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the faculty of applied engineering.


  • You hold a Master degree in electronics engineering, signal processing or artificial intelligence, or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have a strong interest in biomedical signal processing
  • You are interested in working in interdisciplinary teams consisting of engineers, physicians, biomedical researchers and physiotherapists
  • You can apply and validate theoretical signal processing concepts in simulation as well in real-world prototypes

 What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-year period.
  • The planned start date is 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for contract research staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

 Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until 11 August 2020. Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter, your academic CV
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Jan Steckel,,  497 86 38 95

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth wherever possible. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability. We encourage everyone to apply, especially members of under-represented groups.


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