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Opportunity Experienced Thermal & Flow Technologist


Description Experienced Thermal & Flow Technologist

Your challenge
End-to-end responsibility for thermal management and thermal dynamics in high-performance mechatronic systems. PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Applied Physics (preferably thermal, flow or dynamics(/control) specialization), interest in the thermal/flow field is a must.

Your responsibilities
You will be responsible for the thermal management in Mechatronic development projects. Your activities range from thermal design studies with Matlab and flow network modeling in the concept phase to the optimization of the desired performance by thermal, thermo-mechanical and CFD modelling in Ansys (FEM) in the detailed engineering phase. Additionally experimental validation of the predicted thermal/flow behavior in our customers’ systems is a crucial aspect of your contribution. Multi-disciplinary cooperation within project teams is vital for success.

Your team
Philips Innovation Services has a wide range of disciplines and know-how to serve our customers in bringing their innovations to market. The Mechatronics department, with approximately 150 employees, is unique in its system design approach which has led to many practical solutions for our customers. We are active in equipment as well as sub-system design, prototyping and testing. Next to that a lot of our mechatronics solutions are applied in consumer products and healthcare systems. You will be working in multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled technical experts from both Philips Innovation Services and its customers.
The Mechatronics Technology group within the Mechatronics department is a group of over 30 specialists in the field of Control, Dynamics, Acoustics, Smart Sensing, Tribology and Thermal management. Each day brings new challenges as we work in many different projects for a variety of customers, from small and medium enterprises to complex industries like semiconductors and solar power.

Our offer

  • An inspiring work environment that is internationally and multidisciplinary oriented, with a variety of customers and projects.
  • A project-based environment where people have both advanced theoretical knowledge and the capability to put that knowledge into practice - fast.
  • Training and guidance to become an independent thermal & flow technologist
  • Extensive opportunities for growth in technical and personal development.
  • Stimulating challenges across a wide range of application domains
  • Job satisfaction and the chance to broaden your experience.


We are looking for

  • A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Applied Physics (preferably thermal or dynamics(/control) specialization) is a must.
  • 3 – 5 years of work experience is a must.
  • Knowledge of FEM (e.g. Ansys/Comsol) is highly desired;
  • Customer centric attitude, interested in executing R&D projects for customers.
  • Solid analytical attitude combined with interest and skills for experimental validation;
  • Knowledge of modelling in Matlab/Simulink is required;
  • Understanding of mechatronic systems, control theory and actuation principles is preferred;
  • Knowledge of Fluid Dynamics and CFD software (e.g. ANSYS CFX/Fluent) is preferred;
  • Ability to translate technological considerations into concrete recommendations for designers.
  • Excellent communicative skills, professional level of written and verbal communication in English;
  • Motivated to operate in multi-disciplinary teams, working on complex mechatronic research and development challenges.
  • Willingness to travel globally and regularly

If you recognize yourself in this profile and would like to take this challenge, we invite you to apply!



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