Research Impact Policy Officer

Research Impact Policy Officer

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28 Sep 24 Oct Nijmegen

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Job description

The Impact Policy Officer will be responsible for developing, embedding and supporting impact activities and will seek to maximise researcher engagement with non-academic audiences and research users, in order to create opportunities for impact. You will provide strategic advice and practical support to a variety of stakeholders within the Institute of Management Research (IMR). You will act as point of contact, working with academics to identify and extend their opportunities for impact. 

Together with other support staff you will build and manage an effective system of capturing impact by creating a reportable database of impact projects and case studies. These will be used to raise the profile of the research impact of IMR, both internally and externally, and support the Faculty's external evaluation process. You will provide specialist advice on impact to academic staff, for example, on how to understand, assess and collect evidence of the external impact of their research and publications or other related outputs. You will support academics in the development and preparation of impact case studies, including ensuring impacts are clearly evidenced. The impact case studies will cover the whole range of IMR disciplines. This will also involve working with academic colleagues in identifying opportunities for non-academic dissemination, engagement, collaborations (academic and industrial) and impact at all stages of the research process.

You will lead on the progression of impact case studies, including information gathering, drafting and involving relevant staff as appropriate, and delivering presentations and workshops on developing impact, creating case studies and gathering evidence.

Your tasks will be supervised and coordinated by the Director of Research. As the IMR Research Services team is also involved in valorisation, research ethics and research data management, and quality reviews of the institute, new members of the team are also expected to bring in or develop expertise on some of these fields.


Radboud University


  • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a similar position.
  • You preferably hold a PhD degree and have proven research experience.
  • You are familiar with the 'impact agenda' and associated debates in higher education.
  • You are able to develop networks and work effectively with a wide range of people, including senior managers and academics in fields relevant to IMR's research.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills in order to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and others within and beyond the University including academic and professional service staff, external research partners, and other stakeholders.
  • You have experience with record keeping and information management, exploration, fact finding and data capture from multiple sources.
  • You are able to work on tight deadlines.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with a possibility for the contract to be extended.

  • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1 year, with a possibility for the contract to be extended.
  • 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 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Additional employment conditions 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.


The Institute of Management Research (IMR), part of the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM), is looking for a Research Impact Policy Officer to work closely with academic and support staff, both in and outside the faculty so as to realise and make research impact more visible and more accessible to the outside world. 
The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations and societies. NSM has approximately 5000 students, and employs 330 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics, working in seven disciplines: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. Our researchers also work together in a number of interdisciplinary Hot Spots: Europeanisation of Policy and Law, Gender and Power in Politics and Management, Global-Local Divides and Connections, Governance and Innovations in Social Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Ecosystems, and Integrated Decision Making. Under the motto 'Responsible Government for Sustainable Societies', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.

The Research Impact Policy Officer will be a member of the IMR Research Services team. The team includes a number of grant and research project advisors, a data steward, a research performance information specialist, a doctoral officer, and a management assistant. The team is headed by the Director of Research. 

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
  • €3807—€5211 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1171406



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