We are looking for a scientific and funding officer who can support the scientific director of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institutes in implementing faculty policies and managing scientific network (0.
2 FTE). She / he will take the lead in identifying funding opportunities and building partnerships for the staff of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (0.
4 FTE). Depending on background and experience, he / she will support the scientific coordinator in tasks such as PhD coordination, coordination of multi-disciplinary faculty networks or enhancing the visibility of the institute.
She / he will be part of the Kapteyn office under supervision of the director of the institute and the scientific coordinator.
Main tasks include :
University of Groningen
Conditions of employment
Fixed-term contract : 24 months.
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities :
Faculty of Science and Engineering
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success : the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to marine biology.
Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.
The position we offer will be embedded in the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute. The mission of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is to perform front-line research in astronomy, astrophysics and related fields, aided by the presence of NWO-institutes ASTRON and SRON, and to provide an excellent educational environment for both graduate and undergraduate studies.
The Institute’s mission and its policy and strategy are closely linked to and partly define the mission of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy, NOVA.
The excellent reputation of the Kapteyn Institute has made it possible to attract promising, high quality astronomers to the University of Groningen.
The facilities that the Kapteyn Institute offers, such as world-class observing facilities make the Kapteyn Institute a very attractive institute for astronomical research in the world.