Programme Manager / Division Coordinator

Programme Manager / Division Coordinator

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1 Jul 31 Jul Delft

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“Join the quantum revolution, join QuTech!
QuTechQuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.
We are creating the quantum future, and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation. Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet Qubit Research
220 FTE and over 300 curious people work in our divisions and support teams, and we actively search and welcome many more new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm. At this moment we have an open position for a new Division Coordinator for our Quantum Internet Division.
Get a glimpse of QuTech at: and get a view of our latest accomplishment at:
Quantum Internet DivisionA future quantum internet will connect quantum computers all over the world. It will enable to send and receive information using quantum bits that follow the rules of quantum mechanics. In the Quantum Internet division, our goal is to develop technologies to enable quantum communication between any two places on earth.For this radically new technology several major new and potentially game-changing applications have already been identified. One such application is to provide a fundamentally secure way of communication, in which privacy is guaranteed by the laws of physics. Also, quantum processors can be connected into a quantum network in order to assemble a large quantum computing cluster. This approach is called networked quantum computing and offers a natural path towards scalability. Combining a quantum internet and a networked quantum computer allows remote users/providers to perform secure quantum computing ‘in the cloud’.Our goals are to: 1. Develop a full quantum network stack and novel applications for a quantum internet; 2. Perform experimental demonstrations, some of which already compatible with existing telecom infrastructure, that push the frontier of quantum networking and yield new techniques and insights; 3. Develop and exploit multi-qubit quantum processors for use in quantum internet and networked computing, with current focus on diamond-based spin qubits.

Job description

The role of Programme Manager/Division Coordinator
Well positioned between the divisions and central support staff,  you will be the linking pin on matters pertaining to the operation of the division. You will report hierarchically to the Director Operations and functionally to the Division Management Team.

The Division Coordinator is responsible for the operational and financial planning in the division. This is a crucial role within the Division and asks the most of your coordinative  skills. Furthermore, depending on profile and interests, the Division Coordinator can take on extra tasks as programme manager of various projects and/or as project developer.

Responsibilities and tasks

The Division Coordinator gives continuous support to the DMT and Board of Directors by:

  • Supporting the (multi)annual strategic planning of the division
  • Coordinating the (multi)annual operational, personnel and financial planning of the division
  • Managing the annual agenda, keeping track of repeating activities, such as reviews, call for proposals etc.
  • Supervising the division support staff, such as the programme managers, management assistants and some of the (technical) project staff
  • Coordinating and preparing divisional meetings, progress and budgeting reports
  • Coordinating outreach/external communication (events, press releases, annual report)


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)



  • Academic or HBO (preferably degree in natural science)
  • Project management certification, is a plus
  • Workable knowledge of engineering, computer science or physics and affinity with Quantum science

Work experience

  • >3 years' experience as Program Manager or similar role, preferably in an academic environment
  • Experienced in (project) planning and processing budget overviews (finance and personnel)
  • Experienced people manager
  • Knowing how to navigate in complex settings with many internal and external stakeholders
  • Affinity with large multidisciplinary R&D and ability to keep the overview of different disciplines
  • A link to QuTech’s mother organizations, either in TU Delft or in TNO, is a plus


  • Strong analytic and planning skills
  • Driven personality with sense of initiative and can-do mentality
  • Inventive and conceptually skilled, out of the box thinker
  • Decisive and natural connector of opposites finding common grounds, professional networker
  • Empathic and smart adviser
  • Good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing, plus reasonable in Dutch (or willing to learn)

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

This offer contains a temporary appointment (0.8-1 FTE) for 1 year with the prospect of a permanent contract. The UFO Profile is that of Project Manager 2 (scale 13). The full-time salary based on VSNU-CAO Scale 13 ranges from 5.275 to 6.421 euros monthly on full-time basis. The actual salary will be based on your knowledge and relevant work-experience. Full-time means 38 working hours per week.

TU Delft-QuTech offers a customizable compensation package, an attractive pension scheme, holiday allowance, a generous amount of holidays, a 13th month pay, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers our employees child care and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (VSNU-CAO). Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply.


Delft University of Technology

Your contract will be with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). TU Delft 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. TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s and 32 Master’s programs to more than 23,000 students. Our scientific staff consists of 3,500 staff members and 2,800 PhD candidates. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact



Soft landing in the Netherlands
Starting out in a new country presents quite a challenge for international applicants. Therefore the Coming to Delft Service programme will provide you support ranging from informative events and finding accommodation to the Dual Career support for accompanying partners (wishing to continue their career in the Netherlands).
Moreover on TU Delft campus there is an international day care centre and an international primary school. The international secondary school is located close to campus. Coming to Delft services are not only available for international non-Dutch applicants, Dutch applicants returning to the Netherlands will be supported as well.


  • Policy and staff
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • TUD02277


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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