Senior researcher dynamic systems & control

13 November 2018

You develop advanced controllers for smart and interconnected systems (machines, robots and vehicles). 

Develop advanced model predictive, learning and robust adaptive control algorithms

  • Set up research projects in advanced control technologies and
  • tackle challenges in multicontext adaptive control,  robust control, learning control,  control of systems of systems, interconnected systems,… ;
  • for a wide scala of industrial applications (e.g. collaborative robot, autonomous vehicle, forklift, weaving machine, agricultural robot, 3D printer, suspension in a car, hybrid drivetrain…).

As an expert in dynamic systems & control, you:

  • Question the industry challenges;
  • Set up a dynamic model of the plant system and propose a control strategy (system approach);
  • Develop and implement the new controller (Matlab, Simulink, C++);
  • Validate the results in cooperation with validation engineers;
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team (sensing, actuation, validation…).

Experienced engineers will also coach young researchers and lead projects.


You have

  • A Master or PhD in Control Engineering or another relevant domain (Mechanical, Electronical, Electrical, Automotive, Modelling & Simulation, Mechatronics, Robotics, …);
  • Strong theoretical background in the field of modelling, simulation and control;
  • Practical experience in at least two advanced control technologies on dynamical systems;
  • Track record in research (in academy or industry) where you applied theoretical concepts on practical case problems.

You are

  • An expert user of modeling software (Matlab, Simulink).
  • A conceptual thinker inspired by research problems and technological innovation;
  • A good listener and communicator who can build sustainable relationships;
  • Pro-active and taking initiative;
  • Enthusiastic about developing new project ideas;
  • Open minded and a team player.


Creative flexible work environment

  • 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.

Flanders Make is working on projects in Leuven and in Lommel, with a new base in prospect in West Flanders as well. Depending on your place of residence or preference, you can work on one of our sites (flexible workplace policy) or from a satellite office in Kortrijk.


Stand key in solving high tech challenges

Examples of Flanders Make projects:

Movie SITcontrol:

Movie iCOMPOSE :


Develop pre-competitive technological research and yourself

Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. Our mission is to strengthen the long-term international competitiveness of the Flemish manufacturing industry. That’s why we work together with SMEs and large companies on pre-competitive, industry-driven technological research, resulting in concrete product and production innovation in the vehicle industry, the manufacturing industry, and production environments.


Because of our unique position between industry and research, our teams combine application and system proficiency with technological and scientific knowledge. We focus on 4 key competences, all based on modelling and virtualization:

1.            Sensing, monitoring, control and decision-making for products and production

2.            (Co)design and optimization of products and production

3.            Motion product specification, architecture, and validation

4.            Flexible assembly specification, architecture, and validation


We operate from our offices in Leuven and Lommel and from research facilities at the Flemish universities.


To apply, go to   Please fill in the online application form and upload a motivation letter and cv.