Program Manager EAISI / INDUSTRY

Program Manager EAISI / INDUSTRY

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19 Mar 7 Apr Eindhoven

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Job description

As Program Manager EAISI/INDUSTRY you will be embedded in the RSO and from there be allocated to work for EAISI. RSO  is the central Research Support Office of TU/e and consists of a small, close-knit team of professionals who support the scientific staff in applying for European and national grants for research. The RSO team further consists of research funding advisors, grant consultants, corporate lawyers, and project managers. You will become part of a team of program managers and research support staff for other TU/e institutes such as EIRES, ICMS, and EHCI. This allows knowledge exchange and team building with colleagues with a similar role, albeit for a different institute. At the same time, you will be integral part of the EAISI program board and will have a physical location (office space) mainly in the institute.

The activities include:
  • Identifying promising national and European calls in relation to our mission and TU/e's strength, forming consortia and managing the proposal writing process
  • Coordinating (EU) consortia applications
  • Drawing up scientific and industrially relevant AI research programs, together with TU/e researchers and industrial parties.
  • Be an active member in relevant networks (Public Private Partnerships, Associations and Thematic working groups), both to influence them, as well as to have an early view on upcoming possibilities.
  • Initiate projects with industry and TU/e researchers and supervise acquisition projects.
  • Initiate and (co-) organize Artificial Intelligence related symposia, workshops and master classes.
  • Supporting consortium formation in the field of Artificial Intelligence, including financing from the business community and research subsidy programs.
  • Exploring new research ideas and supporting researchers in clearly articulating problems, approaches, solutions and impact in project proposals or business contracts.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


We are searching for an experienced Program Manager for the High Tech Systems area. You're the expert on acquiring AI research funding, developing new projects and consortia. In addition you are able to establish a connecting role towards (potential) partners in the broad field of High Tech Systems (with a focus on AI and Data). You know the rules and regulations imposed by the various funding organizations, you have built up (or are able to build) a network of relevant academic and non-academic contacts and you know how to collaborate with academics. Your expertise enables you to match interesting opportunities with innovative ideas. Together with the researchers, you explore new research ideas, and support them in clearly articulating problems, approach, solutions and impact in project proposals or business contracts.

The program manager will initiate and organise the setup of new projects and consortia in the field of artificial intelligence in the EAISI application area High Tech Systems. You have excellent communication and social skills, and initiate/facilitate the dialogue between the different teams and stakeholders. You are well-versed in the scientific world and seek the interfaces of disciplines to extract and embed new innovative research topics in the research agenda. You know the (research & development) agendas of different parties in the high tech sector as well as the relevant National and European roadmaps from the research framework program.

We are looking for candidates that meet the following requirements:
  • A MSc or PhD degree level in e relevant field
  • >2 years of comparable work experience, e.g. in industry, a research institute or an academic or applied science university; preferably in in data science/ AI preferably in Industry
  • A proven track record in defining and attracting innovative research projects and funding in international consortia, for collaboration projects in national and European research funding programs;
  • Affinity with academic research;
  • Excellent communication & networking skills (written and oral);
  • Extensive external network in national and international innovation and research networks with various cultural backgrounds and ability to maintain and pro-actively develop further the external network;
  • Ability to connect the academic world and (international) external network resulting in well balanced consortia for successful research proposals.

Conditions of employment

EAISI/RSO offers a 0.8-1.0 fte employment position with a gross month salary in the range of EUR 5.247,- and EUR 6.737,- (cf scale 12 of the Collective Labor agreement for Dutch Universities) based on your education and experience. Besides that, we offer an annual holiday allowance of 8%, an annual end of the year bonus of 8.3%, a total of 41 days of paid holidays  and a broad package of additional  fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, facilities for personal development and groth, child care and excellent sports facilities).


  • Policy and staff; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility); Research, development, innovation
  • max. 34.2 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • EU.7340


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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