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Research Coordinator (fulltime)

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Job description

The University of Twente has published a unique vision (Shaping2030) which focuses on entrepreneurship and a pioneering approach, with innovative solutions to societal challenges achieved through collaboration between high-technology disciplines and social sciences. To a large extent, the development of this strategy and its translation into practice is realized in the different faculties.

The goal of your work is development and implementation of ITC’s research portfolio and activities as laid down in the domain plan and SEP-research audit. Optimization of success rate of research proposal submissions and optimization of efficiency of PhD projects. Stimulate joined research initiatives within UT, ITC and external partners.

Your tasks

Development and advice:

  • Contribute to and advice on development of the faculty research-strategy, vision and mission
  • Align departmental research plans with the Faculty research portfolio
  • Investigate and interpret national and international developments relevant for Research at ITC
  • Investigate societal needs to strengthen ITC’s research portfolio
  • Prepare vision, strategy and policy documents on research, together with the Portfolio holder Research and Dean
  • Prepare ITC’s domain plan, together with the Portfolio holder Research and Dean
  • Prepare KNAW-SEP audits, together with the Portfolio holder Research

Research quality:

  • Strengthen quality of ITC’s research portfolio with proposal submissions such as to NWO-NWA, NWO-GO-SRON and H2020
  • Develop and implement quality control protocols for personal grant proposal submission including NWO-VVV and ERC proposals
  • Further develop quality control protocols for PhD research to optimize success rate and efficiency
  • Develop KPI’s research and allocation parameters for PhD supervision
  • Develop and manage effective communication on procedures for all research policies and methodologies to researchers
  • Manage the faculty research database

Coordination and communication:

  • Coordinate ITC’s research portfolio
  • Coordinate personal grant proposal submissions. Liaise to S&B on personal grant proposal submissions.
  • Moderate research initiatives between ITC and UT research institutes
  • Coordinate ITC’s excellence programme
  • Represent the faculty in relevant networks and organisation linked to research such as SENSE and TGS

Administration and others:

  • Manage ITC Research website
  • Monitor the PhD-SIS registration
  • Be the secretary of ITC’s Academic Board
  • Contribute to the UT-Ethics committee

In the position of Research Coordinator you report to the Portfolio holder Research and the Dean/Faculty Board.

Your profile

You have:

  • A clear vision on geo-science research and research strategy
  • A track record in the field of research policies and strategies
  • Extensive research experience including scientific and applied research
  • Extensive experience with PhD-research projects
  • Proven management and coordination skills
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) in Dutch and English
  • Relevant relations within UT and research networks
  • A Doctorate
  • Ample work experience at the UHD or professor level


INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

For more information you can contact Prof. Alfred Stein, Portfolioholder Research (e-mail: a.stein@utwente.nl).  You are also  invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 28 September 2020 (choose “apply now” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter and (ii) a detailed CV. Applications that do not include both will not be considered.

Our offer

We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be fulltime employed for 4 years. Prolongation of the contract after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 5,190.- and € 6,317.- (fulltime), depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Associate Professor, level 2).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent facilities for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.

Research Coordinator (fulltime)
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