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Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Communications Expertise Center
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“TU/e is a community of scientists supporting staff, students and partners. People are our heart and soul, so it is of great importance to safeguard the distinctive Eindhoven atmosphere, creating a personal, welcoming and vibrant environment that enables everyone to grow professionally and personally” (TU/e Strategy 2030). 

Not only is TU/e a university where students are educated but it is also a place where there is also a lot of groundbreaking and innovative research going on in all sorts of areas. Research that is worth telling the (outside) world about. Our science communications officers play an important role in this. They share academic and scientific knowledge and research results with a clearly expressed target group and communication objective. For example, towards the (international) media as well as professional journals, scientific platforms and via our own website or socials - the choice of platform depends on where the target group is located. Showing who we are and what we do is important. For example, to attract good new academics and scientists or to interest partners in collaborating with our university. Our science officers work on the basis of a well measured research communication strategy. They keep their eyes on current events and respond to them. They invest in a good online presence in Linkedin/Twittergroups and science sites, and also build good contact with a relevant (press) network. They provide solicited and unsolicited advice to our academics and scientists in the form of media training, among other things, as requested. In order to strengthen the team, we are looking for an enthusiastic

Senior Science Communications Officer (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

The department

The Communication Expertise Centre (CEC) is one of the central services of Eindhoven University of Technology. The CEC is responsible for the development and implementation of the TU/e communication policy and also supports departments and services. The colleague we are looking for will work specifically for a number of assigned departments. In this role, you will be an important point of contact for the academics and scientists as well as part of the research communication team.


Job requirements

For this challenging position, we are looking for a colleague who has a university degree (MSc), for example in a technical field with proven experience in editorial/information work or with an MSc in Science Communication. You are able to clearly convey your interest in or knowledge of topics such as Photonics, Artificial Intelligence or Energy. You take initiative, are enterprising and able to easily build an internal network with academics and scientists so that they are keen to share their stories with the outside world. You can work independently and enjoy sharing your knowledge. You have a result-oriented attitude and are flexible. You write Dutch and English flawlessly and are peerless in constructing good texts. Using social channels is natural and logical for you and you are also able to think in terms of image and video.


Conditions of employment

We are looking for a senior colleague with a preference for full-time work (1.0 FTE). Depending on age and experience, the salary is a minimum of € 3.123 and a maximum of € 4.274 gross per month (scale 10). It is a temporary assignment for a period of one year. In the event of good performance and unchanged financial conditions, the appointment may be extended for a further year.

We also offer good fringe benefits, including an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, holiday pay of 8% and excellent sports facilities.

Depending on your CV and professional experience, you may be eligible for appointment via EUFLEX (TU/e's secondment office).

Information and application

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Philip van Lookeren Campagne, CEC Research Communication Team Leader, g.p.v.lookeren.campagne[at]

 If you are interested in this vacancy, please upload your letter of application and CV via the "Solliciteer direct/apply now" button.

Applications can be sent until 31 October 2019.