TU/e is a leading international university of technology specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. Through excellent teaching and research we contribute to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations, and as a result to the growth of prosperity and welfare in the region and beyond. TU/e maintains close links with industry, healthcare and the building and logistics sectors.

The department Mathematics and Computer Science provides education at BSc, MSc, PhD and PDEng levels. Besides its own core tasks towards education and research, the department also provides service education for other TU/e departments. Research in the department concentrates on applied mathematics and the design and analysis of software systems. Knowledge valorization takes place through the Project Development Office (PDO). In the education and research areas the department closely collaborates with other universities and companies in both national and international partnerships. The department has approximately 140 tenured staff members, 200 PhD students/postdocs/PDEng trainees and almost 1000 Bachelor/Master students. The department is leading the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e). In DSC/e 28 research groups join forces to create a world leading research and education program in data science.


The main objective of the current vacancy is support and advice of the department board with respect to research policy matters and general departmental and university policy. You are responsible for providing and gathering management information through result analysis of key performance indicators, for drafting policy documents and informing stakeholders about research developments, scientific prizes and milestones. In this role you also are responsible for quality assurance in the research domain. You set up the annual report on research and you coordinate the research assessments and mid-term reviews for the department.

You will carry out all activities in close cooperation with the board secretary, the domain secretary, the policy advisor education and representatives of the scientific staff of the department.

You will be part of the team management support and research policy. You may be requested to handle or support other tasks within this team, where necessary. You will report to the board secretary of the department.

Functie eisen

  • Academic background (MSc or PhD level)
  • 2-3- years of relevant experience as policy advisor
  • Highly developed analytical and conceptual skills
  • Able to coordinate projects up to timely completion
  • Excellent organization and planning skills and well-structured in your work
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); high proficiency in Dutch and English
  • Able to translate various views towards a consistent and uniform policy
  • Both independent and team-player, where sincerity and collegiality are prized
  • Accurate, result-oriented, persistent, flexible, stress-resistant and capable of dealing with deadlines
  • Connecting personality, sensible to corporate governance structures and able to build trust
  • Preferably affinity with mathematics, computer science and/or data science in higher education and research


  • A challenging job (0.6 fte – 0.8 fte) in a dynamic department
  • Working in a strong and solid team
  • The salary will depend on your knowledge, experience and education, and will be a minimum of €2,836.- and a maximum of €5,211.- gross per month on a full-time basis (scale 10/11 Collective Labor Agreement for the Dutch Universities).
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, 41 days of holiday, holiday allowance 8% in May, end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December, and excellent sports facilities.


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