Research Programme Manager for the ESDiT Programme

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Name of institution: 
University of Twente
Job Description: 

There's an open position for a Research Programme Manager for the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies – ESDiT (, based at the University of Twente (NL). The research Programme Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the research programme.

Tasks include the following:
- Overall coordination of the programme’s research activities: providing adequate coordination and support for the staffing and functioning of research lines and interactions between them, including coordination of major research meetings, workshops and events.
- Administrative & financial management, including financial planning (together with the financial controller appointed for the programme), the collection and organization of up-to-date information and coordination and the writing of (annual) reports and other programme texts.
- Providing policy advice to the programme leader and Management Board, coordinating and preparing the meetings of the Management Board.
- Implementing strategic decisions and policies of the Management Board and ensuring these are followed. For instance on hiring, open access publishing, diversity, co-authorship, etc.
- Managing external communications with the programme’s funders (NWO), the Scientific Advisory Board, the Consortium Council, participating institutions and external partners.

The tasks above will be carried in collaboration with relevant offices and officers at UT and the other participating universities, including the financial controller, HR departments, knowledge utilisation officers and others.

- relevant (project) management or coordination experience, preferably in an academic context.
- excellent social and organizational skills, professional disposition, responsible, accurate and independent.
- at least a master’s degree. In philosophy, management, engineering, or any other relevant field.
- an interest in ethical, social and philosophical issues relating to technology and engineering.
- ability to communicate effectively in English. An ability to communicate in Dutch, or willingness to learn, is a plus.

The Offer:
- a part-time position (0.6-0.8 fte) for an initial one year period with the possibility to extend for the project period at least for three years.
- starting fulltime salary between € 4.332 to € 5.929 gross per month based on your experience (scale 11 CAO NU)

The position is to start preferably on 1 September 2024.

Deadline for Applications: 
May 7, 2024
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