Program Manager Research Infrastructure

Program Manager Research Infrastructure

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10 Mar 31 Mar Tilburg

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Will you ensure that TiU realizes its ambitions in the field of our research infrastructure and that researchers have a state-of-the-art research infrastructure at their disposal by 2027? Do you see the needs that come from working with different research methods and disciplines? And do you, together with your project organization, like to get stuck in facilitating processes and unburdening users? Then we are looking for you!

Job description

Tilburg University wants to take its research infrastructure to a higher level in the coming years and is doing so on the basis of a program with five lines: Data, Research IT, Labs, Multi- and interdisciplinary collaboration and Research Support. In the first phase of the program we will work on solving bottlenecks, we will conduct a landscape analysis and draw up requirements to improve the research environment. The second phase will be followed by a mid-term evaluation and implementation. We will be happy to send you the program design on request. 


As a Program Manager Research Infrastructure you will work together with project leaders, product owners, and interdisciplinary teams of scientists and support staff. 

As a Program Manager you are responsible for:

  • The implementation of the total Research Infrastructure program within the five defined lines (Data, Research IT,  Lab, Multi- and interdisciplinary collaboration , Research support);
  • Managing the program organization;
  • Reporting to the program board and preparing the midterm review.


Tilburg University


Your qualifications

  • You have an academic degree or equivalent experience;
  • You have knowledge of data-driven methods in scientific research and are familiar with the technology that makes this possible;
  • You have experience with different methodologies such as Prince2 and Agile/Scrum;
  • You have experience with change processes and the management of complex programs;
  • Experience within a higher education or research institution is an advantage;
  • You have political-administrative sensitivity;
  • Tilburg University is an international university, firmly anchored in the region and therefore bilingual. We will offer you the chance to follow a Dutch course.


Your talents

  • You show leadership and take responsibility for your work and that of your team.  
  • You have team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive working environment.
  • You are a connector: you actively seek the connection with users to connect with their current issues within education and research;
  • You are eager to learn and curious: you like to learn and like to explore new topics. You do this from an intrinsic motivation to learn and improve.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with possible contract for indefinite period.

It concerns a position for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week) of the full working time. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of €4.814,- and a maximum of €6.181,- gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Project Manager 3 with salary scale 12 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for grading that is based on relevant education and work experience. 


This is a vacancy for a structural position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 1 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. You will receive a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 months. If you prove suitability and continuation in the same position, you will subsequently receive an employment contract for an indefinite period after this period. 


You are entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year allowance of 8.3% of the gross annual income. If you work 40 hours a week, you will receive 41 vacation days per year.
Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions. We find flexibility, professional and personal development and good secondary employment conditions important. We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and arrangements to keep the balance between work and private life optimal. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example in the field of leadership skills, personal effectiveness and career development.
Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our staff and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community.
Tilburg University has a lively campus in a beautiful green area that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution to this.
Check out working at Tilburg University for more information about our terms of employment. 


About Tilburg University | University Services

Service society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.

Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepeneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepeneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way.

University support is invested in University Services, organized into seven divisions:

1. Academic Services
2. Marketing & Communication
3. Human Resources
4. Finance & Control
5. Library & IT Services
6. Facility Services
7. Executive Services


  • IT
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 21408



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