Technician DesignLab Team

Technician DesignLab Team

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21 Oct 1 Nov Enschede

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Job description

The Technician DesignLab Tech Team works towards achieving DesignLab’s goals by collaborating closely together with students and researchers that are building (rapid)prototypes. Together with your colleague technician and student team you assist in finding creative solutions to the technical support questions the users have and showing how technology can be used as they may have never built prototypes before. The variety of technology DesignLab has to offer can assist in the building of these prototypes or the use of the scrap table where we reuse materials to give a different perspective for solutions. You show them the possibilities by also giving examples of past projects that may infuse them with creativity.

An eco-system like DesignLab is never 100% complete; it is important that you are eager to search for and contact suitable (internal) partners, researchers, staff and students in order to achieve the results that have been defined for the projects. Last but not least you explore opportunities to maximize the impact of DesignLab within the university, and beyond!


University of Twente (UT)


  • You possess a minimum completed MBO in a relevant field and preferably with a demonstrable interest in the DesignLab concept;
  • You are a creative person that has work experience and professional knowledge of the use of machines and materials in prototype workshops and the transfer of knowledge to third parties (eg Instruction and / or workshops);
  • You have a hands-on mentality, proactive, result-oriented and inventive who enjoys working on several projects simultaneously;
  • You are naturally enthusiastic, flexible and supportive;
  • You feel comfortable to work in a multifaceted environment with hardworking people. And to work both in a team as well as in a solitary way. You like to engage in innovative initiatives that evolve in uncertain ways;
  • You have a good sense of responsibility with an eye for safety and have excellent social and communication skills.

Conditions of employment

The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with hardworking colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • The position is for 20 hours and initially for two years. Before the end of the contract, you will be subject to a job performance evaluation. If positive and the circumstances of the organization remain the same, the contract may be converted into a permanent contract. This may differ for internal candidates, depending on their current contract;
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include: a gross monthly salary between €2.656,- and €3.548,-, (based on a fulltime position) on education and relevant work experience;
    a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours;
  • professional and personal development programs;
    a good retirement fund.


DesignLab is a student-driven ecosystem to experiment and innovate to meet the demands of a constantly evolving society. This is achieved through new types of education (such as the master-insert Shaping Responsible Futures), different forms of research and public-private partnerships.

DesignLab is an ecosystem where students and researchers from UT collaborate intensively and enthusiastically with external partners in a transdisciplinary manner on iconic projects facing societal challenges within the focus areas Responsible Design and Citizen Science. With this, DesignLab brings together different stakeholders - researchers and students, but also citizens, companies, governments, knowledge institutes - to work within the DesignLab-approach to translate societal challenges involving interaction between society and technology into research questions and/or practical outcomes by opening up academic research and education.

 The working language at DesignLab is English.


  • Technical and laboratory
  • max. 20 hours per week
  • €2656—€3548 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level
  • 2020-76


University of Twente (UT)

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