4TU.ResearchData Communications Advisor

4TU.ResearchData Communications Advisor

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24 May 27 Jun Delft

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Job description

4TU.ResearchData is a repository for research data and software in the technical and exact sciences, open for use by all researchers. It boasts around 8,000 datasets and research software, from aerospace engineering to nanotechnology to zoology. The repository has a broad community of users and supporters who advance FAIR data practices.

4TU.ResearchData is run by a consortium of four technical universities in the 4TU.Federation (TU Delft, Twente, TU Eindhoven and Wageningen University & Research) and is hosted by TU Delft. In addition, 4TU.ResearchData is part of several national partnerships, including Research Data Netherlands (RDNL), the Thematic Digital Competence Center for Natural and Engineering Sciences and the National Programme Open Science (NPOS).

As the 4TU.ResearchData Communications Advisor your main task will be to oversee and lead on all communications tasks of 4TU.ResearchData. We are thus looking for an all-round colleague: eager to engage and lead on the hands on tasks (writing copies of articles, reports, yearly highlights, preparing social media campaigns and videos), but also coordinating and executing more complex projects and endeavours (e.g. re-branding, coordinating the organisation of multi-stakeholder events), all the way through strategically advising 4TU.ResearchData on its communication strategy (e.g. increasing the uptake of 4TU.ResearchData by specific communities, profiling 4TU.ResearchData nationally and internationally etc.).

In addition, you will also lead / coordinate the RDNL communication working group, where, in collaboration with others, you will oversee the organisation of the RDNL/National Programme Open Science FAIR Data Prize event in the Autumn of 2022.

4TU.ResearchData is a small, enthusiastic and dedicated team. You will work closely with all team members and see a lot of opportunities to take the lead on tasks and to stimulate your own growth and development.

Your main task is to lead and oversee communications activities of 4TU.ResearchData. In particular, you will:

  • Produce communications copies such as articles, reports, yearly highlights
  • Oversee 4TU.ResearchData’s social media presence, such as Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Maintain branding, style and manage content of various web platforms: our corporate website & Community Platform (in collaboration with the Community Manager), the RDNL website.
  • Prepare and deliver promotional campaigns, including social media campaigns
  • Coordinate and execute complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Advise 4TU.ResearchData on strategic communication
  • Act as day to day supervisor of two student assistants who help you with your work (Web Editor and Events Coordinator) managing website content and creating and promoting (virtual and live) events.
  • Liaise regularly and align on communication strategies with communications advisor from 4TU.ResearchData partner institutions
  • Lead the activities of the RDNL Communications Working Group and oversee the organisation of the RDNL/NPOS FAIR Data Event
  • Help promote the use of 4TU.ResearchData nationally and internationally


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who:

  • Have experience in a communications role, ideally within the academic sector
  • Have a good understanding of the role that data plays within contemporary research
  • Have excellent communication and people skills
  • Have excellent writing skills and enjoy writing
  • Enjoy innovation and experiment with innovative use of media and design for effective communications
  • Have excellent command of English and, ideally also Dutch
  • Have the ability and willingness to work effectively in a dynamic and rapidly evolving context

Conditions of employment

  • Duration of contract is 1 year with prospect of permanent.
  • A job of 32 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 10 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 2.846,- and a maximum of € 4.490,- gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


University Corporate Office - TU Delft Library

TU Delft Library is the largest technical-scientific library in the Netherlands, a physical and virtual meeting place. The Library helps to find valuable knowledge needed for education and research, and to publish and store the knowledge generated at TU Delft. We believe it is important that knowledge is easily accessible and freely available to everyone. In this way, knowledge can flow freely and TU Delft's knowledge can become valuable to others. The Library is also a place where everyone can study in peace and quiet. This fits in with our inclusive organisation. The Library has chosen three strategic themes to guide its daily activities. 1) Open Science. We make an important contribution to TU Delft's broad strategic programme "Open Science - Research and Education in the Open Era". 2) Visibility and impact. With our expertise and tools in the field of research data management, research intelligence and publishing, we increase the findability, visibility and impact of TU Delft knowledge. 3) Inspiring learning and working environment. Through stimulating programming, we show how freely available and reliable knowledge makes life richer. This makes the Library a place where you can find new ideas and insights.  



  • Marketing and communications
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD02341


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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