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Secretary / Management Assistant (1.0 fte)

Secretary / Management Assistant (1.0 fte)

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Chemical Engineering and Chemistry


Inorganic Materials and Catalysis

We are a vibrant research group focusing on the fundamental and applied aspects of catalyzed reactions relevant to a clean and sustainable future. Our main interest lies at the interface of heterogeneous catalysis and materials design with a strong emphasis on the elucidation of the mechanism of catalytic reactions. By combining a wide range of synthetic, spectroscopic, computational modeling, and reaction engineering approaches, we study nanoscale aspects of the chemical transformation of molecules on catalytic surfaces. By understanding nanoscale structure-performance relationships, we aim for rational design and synthesis of optimum catalytic sites for relevant reaction chemistry. Research projects target current industrial chemical processes as well as desired chemical processes that contribute to a more sustainable future based on sustainable sources of energy and renewable chemicals.

The IMC team consists of 6 scientific staff members (2 full professors, 3 assistant professor, one research fellow), 4 supporting staff members, ~30  PhD students and postdoctoral research fellows as well as master and bachelor students. We see ourselves as passionate scientists, working together in teams to produce meaningful insights for the improvement of society. Our group has a very international character and we regularly host guests from all over the world. We value diversity and welcome and support all identities in our research group.

Job description

The fulltime secretary / management assistant will provide support and assistance to the members of the IMC group in administrative and organizational activities. (S)he will act as the central contact point of the group. English is the day-to-day language.

Among the activities are managing and monitoring the agendas of the staff members; process the received (e)mails and, if necessary, to take actions independently; prepare meeting agendas and take meeting minutes; prepare correspondence / emails and other texts mostly in English and Dutch; arranging and organizing internal and external appointments; providing support for planning business travels and process travel permits and expense claims of all group members.

Day-to-day activities will also comprise answering all kinds of questions of staff and students; the receipt of guests and visitors, and if necessary, help to arrange (hotel)accommodation and TU/e administrative procedures; provide practical information and assistance to guests, visitors and staff members; taking care of the registration of leave requests, illness and recovery reports (My TU/e).

Furthermore planning, preparation and support of group meetings and gatherings, as well as social events of the group are part of your work, as well as collect and process management information and maintain the group archive; keep up to date of the registration of personnel and publications (Pure) and maintain the internal and external website of the group.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, accurate, pro-active and flexible new colleague with a professional working proficiency with a preference for a HAVO/VWO background with additional secretarial education and several years of experience in a similar function. We welcome a good organizational, communication and interpersonal skilled person with the ability to establish priorities. A very good command of the English and Dutch language is imperative. Digital proficiency is necessary (good command of Microsoft Office is a must).


  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
  • a fulltime employment.
  • 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 € 2.300.- and 3.196.- 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 broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.

Informatie en sollicitatie

If you are interested in this position and you would like to know more? Please contact E.J.M. (Emiel) Hensen, e.j.m.hensen[at] or +31 40 247 5178

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.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.