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Researcher Modelling, Simulation and Control for Smart Machines and Vehicles

You simulate multi-physical models for the design of smart machines and vehicles or develop and validate control algorithms.


Mechatronic systems are becoming increasingly complex, we demand more features and better performances and impose more and more requirements onto systems.

As such, it is more important than ever to use intelligent model-based development methods.

For applications on real-life industrial motion systems, you will:

  • Work together in a research team combining expertise in control, machine dynamics modelling and signal processing;
  • Play a key role in analysis and system identification, the development of multi-physical predictive models and/or the development of control algorithms;
  • Work with different machines and/or vehicles;
  • Work in close collaboration with experts from our industrial partners and have regular contacts with experts from knowledge centres in Belgium and abroad;
  • Trace and present industrial challenges and new research opportunities.


You have:

  • A Master’s or PhD diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Electronical, Electrical, Automotive, Modelling & Simulation, Control Systems, Mechatronics, Robotics);
  • Expertise in modelling, simulating or controlling dynamic systems;
  • A track record in research into topics closely related to research domains of Flanders Make is a major plus;
  • A keen interest in applying theoretical concepts to practical case problems. Any experience with applications on machines and/or vehicles, either in an academic or industrial setting, is a plus;
  • Experience with modelling software (Simscape, Amesim, Matlab and/or Simulink).

You are:

  • Passionate about research and new technologies;
  • A good conceptual thinker;
  • Result-oriented, responsible, self-directing and a team player;
  • A good communicator;
  • Eager to learn.


  • Flanders Make offers you the opportunity to develop yourself in a network of top industry players, universities and research institutes;
  • An energetic, flexible and challenging working environment;
  • A warm and open-minded atmosphere;
  • Top colleagues that are expert in their domains opening doors for fruitful collaborations and learning;
  • An attractive salary with fringe benefits.

This movie shows what you can expect from an industry driven research project at Flanders Make.

  • Location: Leuven, Lommel or Kortrijk


For more information:
at the number: +32 (0)11 790 590
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