Eindhoven University of Technology, located in the center of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven, is a young university that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality.TU/e comprises nine departments and eleven service entities that support the Executive Board and the departments.

The department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides education at BSc, MSc, PhD and PDEng levels. Research in the department consists of both fundamental and applied research in Mathematics and Computer Science. In the areas of education and research, the department closely collaborates with other universities and companies in both national and international partnerships.

The department of Mathematics & Computer Science is looking for :

2 Research funding and support officers

In line with the overall strategic goals of TU/e the department Mathematics & Computers Science aspires to conduct groundbreaking research and innovation and intensify the (inter-)national collaboration with industry through project consortia and industrial partnerships.

The Project Development Office (PDO) is the department’s central hub for all activities related to acquisition of research funding and proposal/project development. We support our researchers in finding interesting funding opportunities, developing their research ideas, coordinating with(inter-)national consortia and funding agencies and developing competitive project proposals.


As a Research funding and support officer, you’re the expert on acquiring research funding and developing new projects. You know the rules and regulations imposed by the various funding organizations, you have built up a network of relevant academic and industry contacts and you know what the researchers in the department are looking for. 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. You take away the researchers worries concerning the administrative parts of projects during project development and project startup and keep an eye on the project during its execution.

What are we expecting from you as an Research funding and support officer ?

  • you identify and analyze interesting funding opportunities for the department (e.g. in H2020, NWO) and communicate this to researchers efficiently;
  • you build up and maintain a network with internal (TU/e) stakeholders, funding agencies and external (industrial) partners to coordinate supply and demand and to share knowledge and opportunities. You’ll take part in networking and matchmaking events;
  • you work together with researchers (in a consortium) to clearly articulate problem and proposed solution in readable, competitive project proposals within scope of the expectations of the funding agencies;
  • next to supporting the proposal development, you also support the administrative side of project development, including budgets, the submission processes and contract negotiations (together with TU/e’s legal counsel);
  • you contribute to a central administration of project applications, management information and project case files;
  • you contribute to smooth project execution by being the central contact person for all questions concerning projects.

Functie eisen

  • you have a Master’s degree in a technical discipline, preferably in Mathematics or Computer Science;
  • you have experience in conducting scientific research (e.g. as a PhD) and as such, you know how science works and what motivates scientists;
  • experience with acquisition of research funding (e.g. NWO, FP7, H2020) is an advantage;
  • experience with project management is also certainly an advantage;
  • you have excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English (and preferably also in Dutch);
  • you are prepared to work flexibly (especially around strict deadlines), can work well under the pressure of deadlines and are prepared to occasionally travel abroad.


  • year contract and after a positive evaluation the contract may be extended.
  • fulltime (1,0 fte) job with a gross month salary in the range of € 3.637, – and € 5.656, – (scale 11/12) based on your education and experience.
  • annual holiday allowance of 8%, an annual end of the year bonus of 8,3%, 41 paid holidays
  • broad package of fringe benefits


  • a small enthusiastic team in an academic working environment in the innovative Brainport region of The Netherlands;
  • the opportunity to contribute to advancing the state of the art in what is possible in science and technology;
  • short and direct contact with researchers;
  • a lot of space for personal development and growth.


Cécile Gijsbers 040-2474055/06-51164692,