Project Leader Research Grants (m/f) 1.0 fte (V36.3332)

Project Leader Research Grants (m/f) 1.0 fte

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Faculteit Electrical Engineering


Are you passionate about building a sustainable future for our global society through Electrical Energy?  Do you have a University Master's degree in the field of electrical engineering, applied physics, or equivalent? Please, read our vacancy for a Project Leader Research Grants.

Welcome to the Brainport technology region
Eindhoven and the Brainport technology region are a hotbed of cross-pollination and creativity where pure science is given real world meaning. The university’s culture of curiosity breaks down barriers between disciplines so that breakthroughs are celebrated as one and challenges are confronted from all angles. Your location at the heart of a thriving community of engineers from some of the world’s most innovative companies keeps you grounded and ensures streamlined, relevant solutions.

As a Project Leader Research Grants you will work at the Department of Electrical Engineering and you will evenly divide your  contribution between the Center for Electrical Energy Technology and Systems (CEETSe) and the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group (EPE).  As Project Leader Research Grants you will be responsible for initiation, execution and reporting of research projects. You will support the scientific staff with organizational aspects and (develop) a strategic view on efficient fund raising and project execution.  

Your colleagues at the CEETSe focuses on the manipulation and application of Electrical Energy in a sustainable way. The Center is organized as a lean support organization within the faculty of Electrical Engineering. You will support Prof.Ir. C.G.E. Wijnands who has been appointed recently as a director of the center. The center strengthens the cooperation between the different groups with respect to research, funding and valorization.  

One of those groups is the EPE group, chaired by Prof.dr. E.A. Lomonova. The mission of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group is to carry out fundamental research on enabling energy conversion theory, methods and technologies on which future developments are depending.

As Project Leader Research Grants your main functions and responsibilities will include:

  • Participation in the preparation and writing of proposals for submission to European, national and international grant agencies (ECSEL, MC, ERC Etc.);
  • Traveling within Europe to join board and consortium meetings;
  • Assembling and editing of periodic and final project reports;
  • Carrying out communication and dissemination activities for projects;
  • Arrangement of NDA, consortium and grant agreements in cooperation with the legal department;



University Master's degree in the field of electrical engineering, applied physics, or equivalent.

Experience and competencies:

The experience required for this post is

  • Demonstrated experience, preferably in international research environment or consulting company, in research grant programmes and EU funding schemes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and writing of research project proposals as well as management of research projects. 

The technical competencies required for this post are

  • Project Management: management and administration of EU projects.
  • Knowledge of EU regulations: including EU framework programmes.
  • Text editing and proof-reading: preparation of reports, presentations, Gantt graphs, and other documents.
  • Use of Office software packages: Microsoft Office and web publishing tools such as SharePoint. 

The behavioural competencies required for this post are

  • Managing self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
  • Achieving results: delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs.
  • Communicating effectively: providing others with timely information.
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships. 

The language competencies required are

  • Spoken and written English: Ability to draw-up technical specifications documentation and/or scientific reports. Very good communication skills
  • Command of Dutch (written and oral) language is an asset, due to the many local industrial partners.


A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university and a stimulating internationally renowned research institute.

Temporary appointment (1.0 fte or part-time eg. 0.5+0.5 fte) for initially 1 year, with possibilities for prolongation.

Competitive wages and benefits are offered, depending on knowledge and experience. In addition to the monthly salary we offer holiday pay, fixed end year payment and 41 holidays (based on fulltime employment).

An extensive package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, the possibility of child care and excellent sports facilities).

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If interested, please upload a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work by the button "apply now" at the top of  this page.

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