Business Analyst

Business Analyst

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9 Jan 15 Feb Leiden

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Job description

The Leiden University, Faculty of Science is looking to appoint a 

Business Analyst
Vacancy number: 22-875  

Our Faculty 
The Faculty of Science of Leiden University is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science and contribute to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.  

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is diverse, ranging from artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s largest science parks, where university and business life come together.  
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Job description 
As Business Analyst at the department Information Management, you support the Faculty of Science by designing and improving the business and information processes to support research, education and all executive departments.  

In your role, you can have a profound impact by driving changes and improvements of business processes and help the faculty to prepare for any future transformations in how it conducts research, education, and our supporting operations. You will join us at a pivotal moment as we face a range of interesting opportunities and challenges as the department is growing and maturing. 

As Business Analyst you work in a team with other professionals responsible for research data management, privacy and security. In collaboration with process owners and other stakeholders you design and optimize processes. Together with Enterprise and Data Architects, you are able to identify the data needed to accomplish the tasks and goal of a process.  

As Business Analyst you thrive at working independently and like to bring clarity on the specific information needs from our research- and knowledge driven organisation. You excel in designing and implementing processes that adhere to strategic guidance while catering to the unique requirements that our 10 Institutes may bring. 

To accomplish this, you will work closely with the Information Manager, Research Data Stewards, Privacy and Security Officers and manage interfaces with Enterprise Architects, Shared Service Centers, and other business analysts from Leiden University. 


Leiden University


What you bring 
This is a new role for which we encourage you to bring your own routine and methods. We do however have a preference if you could add the following knowledge and experiences to the job: 

  • A university or bachelor’s degree 
  • At least 3 years of experience as an information analyst, business process designer or business analyst 
  • Experience working in a complex organization, preferably in Education, Research Institute, or the Public Sector 
  • Achieved a Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt 
  • Knowledge of BPM 2.1, ArchiMate and/or TOGAF 
  • Process and data analysis involving complex ERP systems 
  • Knowledge and understanding of FAIR, Open Science principles, Research Data Management, and  

how researchers work 

  • Proficiency in Dutch and English (spoken and in word)  
  • Personal competencies are important in this function: you have skills of persuasion, network skills, strong communication skills and you are quality orientated, , curious, analytical and a team player.  

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions 
We offer a full time 1 year position, with the possibility of a permanent position based on performance. Salary range from € 3.974,-  to € 5.439,-  gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).   

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website. 


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility); Finance
  • 22-875



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