Senior Researcher in Thermal Imaging for Autonomous Shipping

University of Antwerp Faculty of Applied Engineering


Department: Electromechanics
Regime Full-time

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The Department of Electromechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Engineering is looking for a

full-time (100%) senior researcher in the field of “Thermal imaging for autonomous shipping”


  • You will assist in ongoing research projects in “Thermal camera digital twins for autonomous shipping” and the activities of the InViLab research group. More information on the research project that you will execute can be found through the following link:  
  • You will help coordinate project proposals in the field of “Thermal imaging” and contribute to attracting external funding.
  • You will assist in the supervision of PhD students and other team members.
  • You will fulfil a limited number of teaching activities (maximum 2 hours per week).


  • You hold a PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics (or you will have obtained it by the time you start work).
  • You have expertise in image acquisition and/or image processing or in building 3D simulation models (in software like Unity, Blender, etc.).
  • You have at least intermediate programming skills in Python or C++.
  • You are proactive and you can work independently.
  • You can speak and write fluently in English. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • Your teaching competencies are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.

What we offer

  • We offer a full-time contract as a senior researcher for a period of two years.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scale for a principal research fellow in the Contract Research Staff category (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, a group insurance, an income protection insurance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • The planned start date is 1st May 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will do most of your work at Groenenborger Campus 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 up to and including 4th March 2024(by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure.
    • a motivation letter
    • your academic CV
  • 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. Steve Vanlanduit (

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