Vacancy: JADS EngD


Job description

Are you already working in a data-related job and do you want to become a professional data scientist? Do you want to improve your technical and professional skills?
Are you passionate about data science and artificial intelligence, and about problem solving? Do you have the business acumen to spot data science opportunities and transform them into actionable results?

Then have a look at the EngD Data Science program!

Short Description

The two-year interdisciplinary EngD program Data Science combines statistics, computer science, mathematics, and design theory with the business acumen to explore data sets, gather actionable insights, visualize results, and communicate meaningful findings taking into consideration underlying legal and ethical contemplations. Graduates make sense of data and have the ability to articulate their discoveries and recommendations to those not schooled in the world of data in the frame of industrial and business design and decision processes. Successful completion of our educational program leads to Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree. EngD Data Science program is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology and is located at Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS). JADS is a joint initiative of Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University, located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Job Description

The learning environment of the first year offers a wide range of training opportunities. Trainees are expected to actively steer their development through lectures and workshops offered by our EngD program, electives offered by the Graduate School of TU/e, and through external sources. The mandatory curriculum of the first year is a blend of technical lecture blocks, workshops on professional skills, and training projects in real-life setting. In the elective part (about 30% of the first year) trainees are expected to refine and personalize their development through online courses, electives offered by TU/e, and data challenges. The backbone of first year learning environment are the training projects, which are used by trainees to integrate knowledge and skills elements by solving real-life challenges.

The focus of the second year is the graduation project (up to 12 months), which is conducted for a company or government organization. The project is related to a real-life problem and is constrained by time planning, project planning, and project deliverables. The trainee is coached by experienced design engineers and academic staff during the graduation project. The graduation project closes with the public presentation and defense in a close session with the examination committee. After a successful defense the graduate is entitled to the degree of “Engineering Doctorate”.

Learn more about the EngD Data Science program on our official page. Read the perspective of Ravi Thakkar and Eelke Bakker on our program.

Job requirements

  • A master’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or in a relevant application field of Data Science such as Econometrics and Bioinformatics. The MSc-degree is from an accredited institution comparable to the Eindhoven University of Technology or Tilburg University.
  • A design-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team and interested in collaborating with the industrial partners.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with a close relationship to industry.
  • A full-time employment for two years.
  • To support you during your EngD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for EngD trainees.
  • The salary is in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, salary scale TOIO € 2009,- gross per month based on a fulltime employment.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes. For more information about our terms of employment, we refer to our website Conditions of employment TU/e | Working at Eindhoven University of Technology (
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

About JADS

We do cool things that matter, with data. The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is a unique collaboration between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Tilburg University (TiU). At JADS, we believe that data science can provide answers to society’s complex issues. We offer innovative educational programs, data science research, and support for business and society. With a team of teachers, students, scientists and entrepreneurs – from a wide range of sectors and disciplines – we work to create impact with data science. We do this by connecting people, sectors and industries: in the past 5 years we have worked with 300+ organizations on data-related projects. Our main drivers? Doing cool things that matter with data. Our location in the former monastery Mariënburg in Den Bosch houses a vibrant campus entirely dedicated to data science.

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Denie Maas or Femke Korst (Management Assistants), DPdatascience[at]

For information about terms of employment, please contact Liesbeth van den Akker , HR-officer, hr[at]

Please visit to find out more about working at TU/e!


For the complete application procedure, visit the EngD application page.

Application page

Do you want to do cool stuff that matters?

At JADS, you work in an ambitious team of professionals to meet the challenges of tomorrow together. We do cool stuff, that matters. We provide talent opportunities for both scientific staff and support staff. JADS is a human-centered organization; we pay attention to your personal development and value a good work-life balance.

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Any questions about working at JADS? Get in touch with HR!

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