Post-doc position on Test Automation (Efficient Testing of Control Software)

AnSyMo (Antwerp Systems Modelling) in Antwerp, Belgium has a vacant position for a post-doctoral researcher with relevant expertise on test automation. Belgium is centrally located in Europe, and the lab is well-connected with other research teams worldwide. A postdoc period in our groups is an ideal stepping stone for an independent research career in academia or industry. Our teams host researchers of various nationalities, hence the working language is English.

The position is part of the EFFECTS project (Efficient Testing of Control Software) which will transfer state-of-the-art research on test automation into the verification & validation processes of software teams producing real-time systems. This is a joint project between the University of Antwerp (an YUFE connected university), Flanders Make (a research centre on Industry 4.0), Televic Rail (communication technology), Vero Duco (ventilation and sun control systems) and Siemens (real-time simulation). As a post-doc we expect you to work among others on mutation testing for simulink models, with an emphasis on real-time faults. The project will last for 24 months. 

Interested applicants should reach out to Prof. Serge Demeyer ( before officially applying. We will conduct formal on-line interviews in the week of August 16th.

Official applications should be submitted by August 5th (earlier is better!) to and should include:

  • Earliest available starting date. The expected starting date is 1 September 2021 but is negotiable.
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications and previous positions held. We prefer terse CVs that focus on quality rather than quantity.
  • A digital copy of the Ph.D. dissertation.
  • A digital copy of one to three (co-)authored publications demonstrating expertise on test automation and mutation testing.
  • Contact details (including e-mail address and phone number) of two academic referees that we may contact.