Project officer Research funding TU Delft Centre for Systems and Control

Project officer Research funding TU Delft Centre for Systems and Control

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15 May 12 Jun Delft

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As a project officer at Delft University of Technology, you take care of our researchers. So that they can concentrate on top-level research.

Job description

The Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates education and research activities in the field of measurement and control engineering at TU Delft. Our researchers conduct fundamental research that ultimately leads to innovations that, for example, enable doctors to provide better care by identifying the molecular mechanisms of kidney, eye and pancreatic diseases or automatically control the cleaning of our oceans. 

We are looking for an experienced project officer who gets energy from working in this international and dynamic environment. Together with five colleagues, you will be responsible for the administrative support of the department.

What this means? You are a booster for applying for research grants as a linking pin between the scientists in the department and the project administration, contract managers and grant providers. You quickly master the rules of the ever-changing grant forms. On this basis, you advise and guide scientists in the acquisition and application(s) of projects and during their lifetime. You maintain contact with all parties involved in projects within the faculty and the university, such as the business controller, other project offices, the contract management office and the valorisation centre. In doing so, you know how to make new connections and your well-developed organisational sensitivity comes in handy.

You have frequent consultations with the department manager and scientists in the department. You provide the department manager with information and advice on the projects and deployment of resources. You think proactively, are meticulous and have an eye for detail. You set the right priorities in a complex environment and quickly switch between different activities. Through your helicopter view, you know what is going on in the field of Systems and Control and within the department. A number of activities will be at faculty level. For assigned projects, active involvement in project management, in cooperation with the project leaders, is among the possibilities.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for someone who can work autonomously as well as in a team. Someone with a great sense of responsibility who will not be fooled. Your attitude is professional and you exude this in your working methods and contacts with others. You are someone who makes a difference. In addition, we ask:

  • WO or HBO with proven academic working and thinking level.
  • Affinity with (project) finance and experience with (financial) administrative work.
  • Proven experience in organising and delivering management information and reports.
  • Knowledge of the national and international subsidy landscape.
  • Experience in (supervising) applications for research grants is an advantage.
  • Proven project management experience: planning of activities, in time and resources; providing direction and steering to achieve objectives and results; keeping an overview of the activities and goals.
  • Excellent oral and written skills (both Dutch and English)
  • Availability of at least 32 hours per week.

Conditions of employment

  • The position has a scope of 32-38 hours (0.8 fte - 1.0 fte).
  • The salary depends on knowledge, age and experience and is based on scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (maximum of EUR 4,670 gross per month for a 38-hour working week) plus 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The contract is for one year, with the possibility of permanent employment.
  • An excellent pension scheme through ABP.
  • The possibility to put together an individual benefits package every year.
  • Discounts with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • 232 annual leave hours (at 38 hours). Via the individual choice budget, you can also sell or buy leave hours.
  • Plenty of opportunities to follow training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Attention to healthy and energetic work 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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

From chip to ship. From machine to human being. From idea to solution. Driven by a deep-rooted desire to understand our environment and discover its underlying mechanisms, research and education at the 3mE faculty focusses on fundamental understanding, design, production including application and product improvement, materials, processes and (mechanical) systems.

3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with high-tech lab facilities and international reach. It’s a large faculty but also versatile, so we can often make unique connections by combining different disciplines. This is reflected in 3mE’s outstanding, state-of-the-art education, which trains students to become responsible and socially engaged engineers and scientists. We translate our knowledge and insights into solutions to societal issues, contributing to a sustainable society and to the development of prosperity and well-being. That is what unites us in pioneering research, inspiring education and (inter)national cooperation.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? These videos will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD03926


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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