Postdoc in Physiology

Catholic University of Leuven


(ref. BAP-2023-544)
The work will be performed within the research division Micro- and Nanosystems (MNS) in collaboration with the STADIUS lab at the Deparment of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university (Reuters). MNS comprises about 30 researchers (postdocs, PhD students and technicians) from eleven different countries and is led by Prof. Michael Kraft. MNS offers a dynamic, thriving and interdisciplinary environment and works on a wide portfolio of research projects, including high-precision physical microsensors, resonant based sensors, bio-medical and bio-chemical sensors, neuro-probes, energy harvesting, micromachined ultrasound transducers and interface circuits. The project involves a close collaboration with the STADIUS group at the same department (


This job opening covers a research position (1 year, with possibility for extension) for a postdoctoral or senior researcher in the frame of an ERC project on next-generation wearable neuro-technology and neuro-sensor networks.  The candidate will take the lead in the discrete electronic design of a highly miniaturized and low-power wireless EEG sensor node, as well as the validation and integration within a brain-computer interface use case. For the latter, the candidate will interact with PhD researchers working on software/hardware aspects within the ERC project, and will have the opportunity to coordinate the integration process towards a working prototype.


Candidates should have a strong expertise in electronic design, as well as experience with the recording of weak electrophysiological signals (preferably for EEG, although this is not a strict requirement). 

Additional research/development experience in any of the following topics is a plus:


  • hands-on experience with recording EEG signals
  • hands-on experience with wearable sensor design
  • hands-on experience in design and testing of low noise analog circuits (preferably for recording physiological signals)
  • hands-on experience with embedded systems, hardware design, and firmware development (using commercial chip sets)



Candidates should be motivated, independent, critical, and should have strong team-player skills. Excellent proficiency in the English language is also required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.



  • An exciting interdisciplinary research environment at KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university(Reuters: )
  • The opportunity to improve leadership skills (including supervising PhD students).
  • The possibility to participate in international conferences and collaborations
  • A contract for at least 1 year (with the possibility to extend it with 1 extra year) with a competitive monthly stipend.





Interested applicants should submit:
- a brief motivation letter with a statement of skills and research interests
- a curriculum vitae
- the names and contact information of 2 references
The application deadline is 30 September 2023, but earlier applications are encouraged and will be considered as soon as they are received. The position can be closed earlier in case a suitable candidate has been found.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Alexander Bertrand, mail: or Prof. dr. Michael Kraft, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than September 30, 2023 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: September 30, 2023
  • Tags: Elektrotechniek
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