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Secretary / Management Assistant (0.5 fte)

Secretary / Management Assistant (0.5 fte)

The Research group Polymer Performance Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for the position of Secretary / Management Assistant (0.5 fte)
Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Irène Curie Fellowship
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
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Job description

Join our dynamic Research group Polymer Performance Materials as a part-time Management Assistant! We are seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to support the day-to-day operations of our team by providing 0.5 FTE of administrative support.

Polymer Performance Materials (SPP)

At the new TU/e group of Polymer Performance Materials, started in 2020, we aim at developing new fundamental concepts in macromolecular chemistry and polymer materials. Guided by structure-property relationships, we improve existing polymeric materials and design novel polymers, in both cases focusing on performance with respect to materials properties as well as circularity. This includes the development of novel synthetic methodology to allow the conversion of existing and novel polymers into recyclable materials. We combine polymer synthesis with detailed molecular, morphological and property characterization, to expand our knowledge base of fundamental polymer science and to advance new technologies. Of particular interest are new polymerization strategies for the creation of novel polymers for industrially relevant high-performance applications. We maintain a truly interdisciplinary approach and encourage collaboration between academia and industry. At Polymer Performance Materials, we strive to teach our students the essence of academic research. We hope to inspire them to excel in an independent scientific research career, with a mission to provide a lasting contribution to society.

Research at Polymer Performance Materials is organized in the following themes:

  1. Novel high-performance polymers
  2. High-performance organic aerogels
  3. Circular polymer materials

Job description
Are you looking for a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting work environment? Then look no further! We are seeking a skilled Secretary/Management Assistant to join our SPP group and provide support in all administrative and organizational activities.

As the central contact point of the group, you will play a vital role in keeping our team running smoothly and efficiently. You will be the face of the group, answering all inquiries from staff and students with a smile, and welcoming guests and visitors with warmth and hospitality.

You will be managing the agendas of the staff members, processing emails, preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes, creating correspondence and texts, arranging appointments, and supporting business travels. Your excellent communication skills, both in English and Dutch, will come in handy as you keep the group informed and connected.

Your role also includes planning, preparation, and support of group and consortium meetings and social events, keeping the group archive up-to-date, and maintaining the internal and external website. You will be in charge of collecting and processing management information and ensuring the registration of personnel and publications (InSite, Pure, Hora Finita) is current.

If you're ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role in a dynamic environment, apply now and become a key player in our successful SPP group!

Job requirements

Join our team as a dynamic and highly-skilled Secretary/Management Assistant! We are seeking an enthusiastic and flexible individual who is an expert in organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. If you have a HAVO/VWO level education and secretarial training, along with several years of experience in a similar role, we would love to hear from you!

Fluency in both English and Dutch, both spoken and written, is a must for this role, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, and other TU/e-related tools. A passion for technology and a willingness to learn and use new software tools is also essential. If you're ready to take your skills to the next level and be a key player in a fast-paced and exciting work environment, this is the opportunity for you!

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
  • Parttime employment of 0,5 fte.
  • appointment will be for one year, initially with the possibility for a permanent appointment according to performance and unchanged conditions.
  • a salary is offered between € 2.402.- and 3.336,- gross per month, depending on knowledge and experience (based on salary scale 6/7, CAO of Dutch Universities).
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Information and application

About TU/e

TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of close to 7,000 employees and 13,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact prof.dr. Zeljko Tomovic (SPP), z.tomovic[at], + 31 40 2475294

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Leo van Houten, l.v.houten[at] or +31 40 247 8269.

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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Extensive curriculum vitae
  • Contact information of at least two references.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

Internal and external recruitment will take place simultaneously for this vacancy. In case of equal suitability, internal candidates have priority over external candidates.