European Project Officer

European Project Officer

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11 May 11 Jun Nijmegen

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Job description

Do you have experience working in a scientific environment? And do you enjoy using your substantive and organisational expertise to set up international collaborations? The large-scale international research facility HFML-FELIX is looking for a project leader to support our participation in a palette of European projects and the international collaborations LEAPS and EMFL.

In the role of European Project Officer, you will be the linchpin in HFML-FELIX's contributions to European projects and collaborations, the most prominent ones being the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) and the European Magnetic Field Laboratories (EMFL). Related collaborations include FELs of Europe, Laserlab Europe and Analytical Research Infrastructures in Europe (ARIE).

You will represent HFML-FELIX in relevant consultations for these collaborations and you will be the point of contact for organisational aspects related to these collaborations, both internally and externally. In this role, you will ensure that the broad HFML-FELIX organisation remains well connected to the European teams by sharing information and connecting researchers and technicians.

You will be responsible for the planning and execution of both organisational and substantive aspects of the aforementioned collaborations and projects. This includes preparing the content of meetings in cooperation with the director, reporting, coordinating the organisation of scientific meetings (live and online), and ensuring correct reporting and evaluation. Together with the communication officer, you will take care of the drafting and distribution of newsletters and other communications of the networks.

You will coordinate internal input and follow-up where necessary and decide which researchers can be involved in a project, proposal or external request. To this end, you maintain good contacts with the scientific and technical staff of HFML-FELIX. You will coordinate your activities with the scientific director and the managing director, to whom you will report. The position is embedded in the organisation's support team, which, besides the European project officer, consists of an operations coordinator, a communications officer, a business liaison officer, three management assistants, and a managing director.


Radboud University


  • You should have an academic background and experience working in a scientific environment.
  • A background in STEM is a plus.
  • You are an enterprising go-getter with good organisational skills.
  • You can work independently, always considering when to seek input or give feedback.
  • You have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • You have an excellent command of English.
  • Experience with international cooperation is a plus.
  • You are willing to travel regularly (typically 3-6 times a year) within Europe.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: You will be employed for two years, with the possibility of an extension.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,960 and a maximum of €4,670 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be employed for two years, with the possibility of an extension.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


HFML-FELIX is an international research institute where strong magnets and free electron lasers are developed and used for top-level research. HFML-FELIX is governed by Radboud University and NWO's Institute Organisation and is part of Radboud University's Faculty of Science (FNWI). The Institute currently employs some 80 scientific, technical and support staff. The mission of HFML-FELIX is to make high magnetic fields and intense infrared and THz radiation available for groundbreaking research by internal and external researchers, thereby contributing to the improvement of society, and providing training opportunities for the next generation of researchers and engineers. The laboratory's ambition is to further strengthen its position as an internationally leading institute in the field of research on molecules and materials.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Policy and staff; Management
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1209723



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