Biomedical algorithm engineer

  • Aanbod € 50,000 - € 60,000
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 9576700
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Via YER, In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche High Tech

Over deze vacature

Electronic systems are coming closer and closer to the body: smart garments, smart health patches and other wearables will revolutionize the way we live and interact with each other and with the digital world. These systems will also blur the boundaries between medical and consumer devices, and will thereby give us tremendous new insights into our health and wellbeing. The technologies and functionalities that Holst Centre is developing will enable devices that allow for unprecedented medical and health condition monitoring. For example it is possible to build shoe inlays that measure in detail foot pressure distribution and clothing that can detect your movement and posture. `These devices do not work without an algorithm that translates raw sensor data into meaningful human vital sign information. For this role we are looking for an ambitious biomedical algorithm engineer.


  • You design and develop algorithms to estimate physiological parameters from raw sensor data - e.g. heart rate, walking patterns, body movement
  • You create techniques to evaluate the performance of sensors and algorithms
  • Develop and evaluate algorithms to estimate the physiological parameters in real-time, using signals from wearable sensors, like Accelero, Gyro, ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG, PPG, GSR, and BioZ
  • You implement these algorithms in various applications that are under development at Holst Centre, often in close collaboration with leading international industrial companies
  • You act as a pro-active counterpart towards the other team members that develop the wearable devices
  • You play a pro-active role in growth of this expertise at Holst Centre


TNO/ Holst Centre, Eindhoven, NL


This position is based being employed for 1 year via YER and hereafter you can start working directly at TNO.


  • MSc or PhD degree in biomedical engineering, electronics, embedded systems, computer science, or comparable technical field
  • Analytical, result-oriented, creative and a good communicator..
  • Good understanding of English language is required, knowledge of Dutch is preferred
  • 1 - 5 years of relevant working experience (this experience may come from academic projects)
  • Experience in developing and implementing biomedical algorithms
  • Experience working with ECG, PPG, GSR, BioImpedance, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and GSR signals
  • Experience in handling and analyzing large data set with MATLAB, Excel, or similar data analysis tools
  • Experience with Matlab and/or Embedded C programming in micro-controller environments
  • Experienced with solid software engineering methods & tools is preferred
  • Experience working with hardware / sensor counterparts is a plus