Management assistant @ the Sensor Engineering Department

Management assistant @ the Sensor Engineering Department

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27 Mar 14 Apr Maastricht

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The Sensor Engineering Department is currently looking for a management assistant to lead the administration & organization within the department. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic team player that has the ability to pro-actively and independently...

Job description

Research within the Sensor Engineering research group at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Maastricht University is focused on developing innovative sensor technologies for implementation in diverse fields ranging from medical diagnostics to food safety assessment. For this position, we are looking for a motivated management assistant to support management and academic staff in organizing their educational, research and administrative duties.

As a management assistant your tasks include:
  • Offer project support
  • Time sheet registration
  • Handle purchases
  • Arrange travel plans and organise travels and reimbursements
  • Assist in hosting guests and organizing meetings and activities
  • Assist management in scheduling and time management
  • Shape and streamline administrative processes: deadlines, schedule HR-talks,…
  • Acquire additional necessary skills on-the-job


Maastricht University (UM)


Potential candidates will work in a young, ambitious team consisting of researchers trained in various scientific disciplines. This stimulating, interdisciplinary and multicultural environment requires a candidate that has outstanding communication skills and is flexible enough to quickly adapt to new surroundings. The ideal candidate is a team player with strongly developed analytical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.

Furthermore, you are the ideal candidate if:
  • You have a relevant background and a number of years of relevant experience
  • You have demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • You have a good command of English and Dutch both in oral and written communication
  • You are proficient in using Microsoft Office and you get easily acquainted with other (administrative) systems
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse cultures and populations
  • You are an enthusiastic person and you are able to work both independently and as part of a team

Conditions of employment

What we offer

As Management assistant at Faculty of Science & Engineering
, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 7 according to UFO profile Management/Office-assistent, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €2693,00 and €3636,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 0,6 - 0,6 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply.


Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.


At the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), we focus on themes such as circularity and sustainability, future farming, digitisation and (scientific) instrument development. FSE's leading projects, like the Einstein Telescope Pathfinder, are sure to grab anyone's attention. The faculty is a vibrant hub of education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). At FSE, over 450 staff members and 3700 students gather to explore e exciting interdisciplinary research and educational programmes. Feel welcome, be part of our team and put your brilliant mind to work!

FSE at the Brightlands Campuses
Maastricht, Sittard-Geleen, Heerlen, and Venlo, the home of four creative Brightlands campuses, are bustling with 30,000 entrepreneurs, researchers, and students working diligently to solve global challenges. The Faculty of Science and Engineering is active on all four Brightlands campuses, and this is where our impact reaches its peak. To give you an idea of what is happening at each campus: Sittard-Geleen is home to the largest chemical site in the Euregion, while Venlo is a large hub for agri-food innovation. Maastricht is the site of the Health Campus, and Heerlen is the place to be for Smart Services.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • max. 22.8 hours per week
  • €2693—€3636 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level
  • 779


Maastricht University (UM)

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