Community Coordinator, Thematic Digitial Competence Centre, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Community Coordinator, Thematic Digitial Competence Centre, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Published Deadline Location
3 Jul 7 Aug Delft
Join the Thematic Digital Competence Centre for Natural and Engineering Sciences to create and grow an engaged community!

Job description

We are looking for a new staff member to join the small team of the Dutch Thematic Digital Competence Centre for the Natural and Engineering Sciences (TDCC-NES). The TDCC-NES was established in 2022 and has been successfully building a network across the Dutch academic community to formulate and fund collaborative and cross-institutional projects designed to promote FAIR data, research software sustainability, and open research practices, alongside the necessary expertise. Where possible, links are being made between projects in the Dutch community and similar international endeavours. The work is guided by the community-written TDCC-NES roadmap (https://edu.nl/vudxv), and overseen by a Governing Board. As the Community Coordinator for the TDCC-NES, your role will be to build on these foundations, and to facilitate the growth and development of this network to achieve successful projects that can lead and contribute to meaningful developments.

In this position you will work closely with the TDCC-NES Network Manager and TDCC-NES Projects Facilitator, and with experts from different disciplines and with different roles across research in the natural and engineering sciences. These might include software engineers, data stewards, data managers, IT support staff, as well as professors, senior and junior researchers, postdocs, or PhD candidates, all from various disciplines and research institutions in the Netherlands. There is also alignment and collaboration between the TDCC-NES and two other TDCCs for the Life Sciences and Health (LSH), and Social Sciences and Humanties (SSH).

Your main tasks will be:

  • Connecting people from different disciplines, infrastructures, resources, and tools, to encourage collaboration and to formulate joint challenges that can be turned into concrete projects.
  • Engaging directly with research groups and domain specialists and identifying existing and emerging solutions that can enhance the digital competence of the research domain.
  • Organising community-building activities, such as workshops, events, and other means of information sharing (online and in person) to support members of the network in connecting with peers.
  • Mapping the infrastructure, existing services, resources, and tools important for the domain.
  • Managing the project call process in liaison with the Governing Board, from contributing to the design of the call, through submission and development of project ideas, to coordination of overall TDCC project activities and communication. For this you will be assisted by a Projects Facilitator.
  • Ensuring the effective communication of information between the TDCC-NES office and NES network members.

You will be reporting directly to the Governing Board of the TDCC-NES (see https://tdcc.nl/about-tddc/nes/governance/).

Your formal appointment will be with TU Delft, the legal entity of 4TU.ResearchData, which hosts the TDCC-NES. TU Delft is the largest technical university in the Netherlands. 4TU.ResearchData is a repository for data and software from science, engineering and design domains. TU Delft, 4TU.ResearchData, as well as other organisations within the natural and engineering sciences in the Netherlands jointly form the TDCC-NES consortium.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who:

  • Have a good understanding of the importance of digital competencies within contemporary research.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring people together around a shared goal and experience.
  • Have experience running collaborative endeavours, and facilitating workshops and knowledge exchange.
  • Have strong communication and people skills and are able to navigate the complex landscape of the Natural and Engineering Sciences (NES) domain.
  • Have excellent command of English (and for non-Dutch speakers, a willingness to learn Dutch).
  • Have the ability and willingness to work effectively in a dynamic and rapidly evolving context.
  • Academic background and community management experience (desirable).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: until August 2027.

  • Duration of contract is until August 2027.
  • A job of 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 12 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of €5.247,- and a maximum of €6.737,- 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.

Employer

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!

Department

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.   

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/library/ 

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Joanne Yeomans, Network Manager of the TDCC-NES (j.yeomans@tudelft.nl).    

Specifications

  • Policy and staff
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €5247—€6737 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD05527

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 7 August 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 2 pages).

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 7 August 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 2 pages).

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Make sure to apply no later than 7 Aug 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).