Senior Strategic Advisor Research Projects
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands
11 dagen geleden

Job description

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE & IS) has identified cross-disciplinary research themes that are both scientifically challenging and socially relevant.

These themes were selected, involving the scientific staff of the entire department, building on the current strengths of research, and taking into account the possible synergies between all groups and the growth of funding.

These four research themes are :

  • Logistics and its interfaces
  • Sustainability
  • Value of big data
  • Humans and Technology
  • These four research themes are aligned with the Strategic Areas of the TU / e and with two research centers via joint road mapping and subsidy applications.

    The themes are also aimed at multidisciplinary and cross department collaboration. In this way, they are also in line with the new cross-

    disciplinary research themes of the TU / e.

    The Project Development Office (PDO), consisting of four project officers and one senior strategic advisor, facilitates the acquisition of externally funded research within the Department of IE&IS.

    The team supports the academic staff in obtaining funding for the realization of scientific ambitions. The PDO is the spider in the web of our activities with external partners.

    The activities include (acquisition)strategy development, support with application processes and negotiations with funding institutions and the organization of project and program management.


    As Senior Strategic Advisor Research Projects, you are responsible for setting a strategic roadmap for the PDO. You are facilitating and optimally supporting the acquisition of large projects and partnerships, and setting priorities in project acquisition and support.

    You have a strong base of support among academic staff and other stakeholders. In this function you are also responsible for a few major programs and themes.

    As Senior Strategic Advisor Research Projects you :

  • Act as a partner and strategic advisor for the theme leaders of the department;
  • Formulate a departmental strategy that gives direction to future efforts in raising funding;
  • Make plans for acquisition and establish partnerships with national and international funding bodies, other departments, the TU / e Innovation Lab and the business community;
  • You set the right priorities, which is needed because of the spider in the web position of the PDO;
  • Set up acquisition processes and adjust your department accordingly;
  • Are the supervisor of the four Project Officers ;
  • Together with the team you are responsible for :

  • The gathering of information from a wide range of stakeholders, such as internal TU / e entities, policy makers, the business community and funding institutions, in order to convert this information into the acquisition policy;
  • Managing acquisition processes and setting up project management of the own department together with other divisions of the TU / e;
  • The role of linking pin between the PDO and the TU / e Innovation Lab and other departments and services;
  • Providing management information;
  • Job requirements

    As Senior Strategic Advisor Research Projects you :

  • have extensive and demonstrable experience with successfully raising funds (second and third flow projects);
  • are familiar with the coordination of complex projects and processes between the university, (national and international) funding institutions and / or the business community;
  • act as a driving force for the team;
  • inspire your team members and you get the most out of their talents;
  • ensure coherence and cooperation with other departments and projects;
  • organize your decision making in such a way that everyone can make a contribution and there is a good basis for support;
  • are organization-sensitive and an acknowledged spokesperson;
  • communicate effectively with experts, decision makers and other stakeholders, both verbally and in writing, in English as well as in Dutch.
  • We offer :

  • a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious group and department;
  • a full-time appointment;
  • a gross monthly salary in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), depending on experience and knowledge;
  • a yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary;
  • a yearly end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary;
  • a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).
  • What else do we have to offer?

  • There is plenty of room for personal development and growth;
  • You will work in an academic, international and dynamic working environment.
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