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Senior Engineer / Researcher Robot Lab

Geplaatst: 28-06-2024
Sluitingsdatum: 18-08-2024
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Onderzoek / Lector 
min. 0.6 fte, max. 0.8 fte 
max. 11 (€4.361,31 - €6.114,87) 
Stafdienst (algemeen) 



Location             Amsterdam (in person)

Salary              €3.896,- to €5.636,-

Employment   Part-time (24 to 32 hours)

Contract          Temporary contract 


Are you skilled in industrial software and hardware, with a knack for technology? Are you passionate about industrial robot arms and smart factories and want to help us implement innovative production processes to upcycle wood, and build impactful applications with circular timber? If so, the ROBOT LAB / Digital Production Research Group at the AUAS Faculty of Technology is looking for you!  

Where else than at AUAS …

  • Can you contribute to research in the field of upcycling wood through digital design and production.  
  • Are you making a contribution to the development of the next generation of professionals that the world of tomorrow needs.
  • you have the opportunity to work in a highly equipped Robotlab.

Do you want to know if this job is right for you? Call or send a WhatsApp message to Bob Logeman at 06 – 18944137, or send an email to b.j.logeman@hva.nl to schedule a (teams)call.


Here's how you will make a difference

We are looking for a talented and versatile senior engineer to join our team at the Robot Lab, who can contribute to our research in the field of upcycling wood through digital design and production. You will be involved in cutting-edge applied research that explores smart industry solutions for a circular economy, helping to meet Amsterdam circularity goals and address urgent sustainability challenges.  

Help us to make a new table out of old doors and window frames, or left-over wooden parts from manufacturing, by means of computational design and robotic production technologies! You design and execute technical developments for research projects; conducting tests, experiments, and building proof-of-concept setups to validate solutions. You will focus on automation to develop smart robotic wood-processing set-ups in our lab to saw/mill/process wooden parts of random size and shape coming from batches of reclaimed wood. For example on our project Circular Wood for the neighborhood.   


You will work in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, industrial control (PLCs, ProfiNet, TIA portal, electronics installations etc.), and software engineering, to integrate various industrial hardware components and create automation solutions. You will develop reliable solutions for the projects that can be of general use in the Lab, which will involve you instructing and supervising their implementation by junior team members and (graduation)interns. See the lab in action


Together with the Project manager and other team members you will ensure all the research goals are met. You will promote knowledge sharing and collaboration within the team, and maintain connections with industry partners. You provide technical advice to shape upcoming research, and co-develop a long-term vision for technology advancement of the Robot Lab, in coordination with other Lab developers and the Robot Lab lead.


Your other perks 

  • Your activities will be part of the organizational function of researcher 3 (VSNU profile) and is remunerated at salary scale 11.
  • A gross monthly salary between €3.896,- and €5.936,- (based on 40 hour working week). Your salary will depend on your level of education and experience.
  • The post will involve a temporary appointment for 12 months and can be extended based on your performance and developments within the Digital Production Research Group.
  • An end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a holiday allowance of 8% of your gross annual salary. 
  • 428 vacation hours per year based on a 40-hour working week.
  • Plenty of development opportunities, e.g. via our own AUAS Academy and the online courses of Good Habitz.
  • A strong focus on your job satisfaction, work-life balance and vitality.  For example, you can participate in various sports activities for AUAS staff or via the USC sport centre. You can also visit our (career) coaches and use various online tools to benefit your mental health.
  • A good pension scheme via the ABP pension fund.
  • A laptop and smartphone. A nett monthly internet allowance of €50,-.
  • Last but not least: a chance to work in a dynamic and pleasant environment with wonderful colleagues. You and your colleagues can also get together outside work, e.g. in one of our communities such as HvAPride, HvA Alumni, HvA United, JongHvA and FEM IT.


Take a look at our employment conditions here and learn more about the tailor-made opportunities we offer.


What you bring to the table

At the AUAS Digital Production Research Group |  Robot Lab, no two employees are the same. No matter who you are, you are sure to be a valuable addition to our team. 

You have the ability to develop and test concepts quickly while also building robust solutions suitable for lab environments. Your communication skills are excellent and you have a collaborative approach to teamwork. Your organizational skills are well developed as well as the ability to work in a structured manner. You are proactive and take ownership and responsibility for projects. 


You also possess:

  • Technical background with a bachelor/master degree and a creative mindset for finding solutions. 
  • Proficiency in working with industrial hardware and quick adaptation to new technologies and necessary technological skills related to robotic production. 
  • Experience in research is a plus, willingness to learn and experiment is more important. 
  • Minimum basic Dutch (or willingness to learn) and good English speaking and writing skills. 
  • Some basic knowledge of Python, Docker and Tia portal can come in handy.

Become our new Senior Engineer / Researcher

  • Upload your CV and letter of motivation via the application button before August 19.
  • We will get back to you within one week, so keep an eye on your inbox. 
  • Interviews will be held on August 28 (first round) and August 30 (2nd round).
  • The position will start immediately (Sept 2024)
  • For more information about the application procedure, you can send an email to vacatures@hva.nl. 


Creating tomorrow at the Faculty of Technology

At the Faculty of Technology, students, lecturers, researchers and external partners work together closely to develop solutions for pressing social issues. Think of such challenges as the climate, sustainability, housing, transport and health. 

Together with our partners, our education and research make a substantial contribution to the development of technical and technological solutions for the social challenges of today and tomorrow. Driven by their expertise, all our employees contribute to this goal. In doing so, they literally lay the foundation for the developments of the future!


No two of our more than 45,000 students and 4,500 employees are the same! Can you imagine how dynamic that enormous diversity of personalities, backgrounds and perspectives is? It is also important, because we believe it is this diversity that makes us even more valuable as both an employer and as a university of applied sciences of and for the metropolitan region of Amsterdam. We strive to have our staff reflect the rich diversity that Amsterdam has to offer and be an organisation where every employee and every student feels welcome, valued and at home. Whoever you are: you are welcome here!


Working with impact in, with and for the city

Our mission revolves around education, research and innovation. As time goes on, we are transforming from a university of applied sciences into a knowledge and expertise centre. This means you not only get to contribute to the development of the next generation of professionals that the world of tomorrow needs; you also collaborate with colleagues, the metropolitan region of Amsterdam and (international) businesses and institutions.  You can expand your network and make a real impact on the major social challenges of our time: sustainability, digitalization and diversity.

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