Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe’s top technological universities, situated at the heart of a most innovative high-tech region. Thanks to a wealth of collaborations with industry and academic institutes, TU/e’s research has real-world impact. TU/e has around 3,000 employees and 2,300 PhD students (half of which international, representing about 70 nationalities).

Our university is at the heart of society: TU/e focuses in education and research on complex, societal challenges such as Energy, Health and Smart Mobility.

The Eindhoven Artificial Intelligent Systems Institute (EAISI) was established in the summer of 2019 as a cross-departmental institute. It has a staff consisting of a program acquisition team, a team focusing on (inter-)national positioning, and a scientific team. It builds on the strengths of AI research in the Data Science Center Eindhoven, the High-tech Systems Center, the strategic area Smart Mobility and ongoing collaborations among TU/e researchers.

EAISI’s goal is to increase the use of AI in real-time, autonomous decision-making for the benefit of society, the economy and science. Working for EAISI means having a direct impact, focusing especially on the areas of health, mobility and high-tech industry. Our traditional TU/e strengths include systems engineering and our close ties with industry, and we are building on these with AI to lead towards the next generation of machine intelligence. Our approach is based on bringing together the three fields of 1) data and algorithms, (2) humans and ethics, and (2) engineering systems. EAISI’s overall purpose is to significantly speed up the development of meaningful technical solutions that address important societal challenges, via high-tech systems, data and robotics.

Activities for the development of the TU/e Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute are:

  • Identifying promising national and European calls in relation to our mission and TU/e’s strength, forming consortia and managing the proposal writing process.
  • Drawing up scientific and industrially relevant AI research programs, together with TU/e researchers and industrial parties.
  • Initiate projects with industry and TU/e researchers and supervise acquisition projects.
  • (co-) organize Artificial Intelligence related symposia, workshops, and master classes.
  • Consortium formation in the field of Artificial Intelligence, including financing from the business community and research subsidy programs.

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We are searching for a Program Manager on the High-Tech Industry area with a focus on robotics, AI and data. You’re the expert on acquiring AI research funding and developing new projects and consortia and establish a connecting role towards Industry. You know the rules and regulations imposed by the various funding organizations, you have built up / are able to build up a network of relevant academic and business contacts and you know what researchers in multiple departments 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.

The Program Manager will initiate and organize the setup of new projects and consortia in the field of artificial intelligence in the EAISI application areas. You have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and social skills. You initiate/facilitate the dialogue between the different teams and stakeholders at the interface between industry and science. 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 industrial roadmaps of the relevant industries as well as the relevant European roadmaps from the research framework program.

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We are looking for a proactive and hands-on candidate (preferably Master’s degree or PhD degree) with excellent networking, strong analytical, organizational and negotiation skills. A good proficiency in Dutch and English is a must. In addition, you have:

  • A few years working experience preferably in a comparable role, for example in industry, a research institute or an academic or applied science university.
  • A proven track record in defining and attracting innovative research projects and funding in international consortia.
  • Ability to partner-in and initiate consortium building for collaboration projects in national and European research funding programs.
  • An extensive external network in national and international innovation and research environment with various cultural backgrounds and ability to maintain and pro-actively further develop the external network.
  • Affinity with Artificial Intelligence with a focus on robotics (with an emphasis on mobility) and up to date with the latest AI trends.


  • A dynamic, stimulating and challenging working environment with room for self-development, growth and subject-oriented/personal development.
  • An initial salary in accordance with the knowledge and experience offered, of a minimum of € 3.746,- and a maximum of € 5.127,- (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time appointment in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • An end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary (corresponding to a monthly salary) and a holiday bonus of 8% of the annual salary.
  • A total of 41 days of paid holiday leave, an attractive pension scheme (ABP), excellent sports facilities and childcare on campus.
  • The initial year contract will be converted into a fixed contract after a mutual positive evaluation of the first year. An appointment via Euflex (TU/e secondment agency) is also an option.


For information, please contact the consultants of Euflex Search & Select:

Marijella van der Klugt, by email: or phone: +31648457550

Cécile Gijsbers, by email: or phone +31651164692