EHS-officer for the ETpathfinder

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 11 Dec 2022

EHS-officer for the ETpathfinder
EHS-officer for the ETpathfinder
Published Deadline Location
11 Nov 11 Dec Maastricht

Are you a highly motivated EHS-officer with a qualification as safety officer, and are you interested in technical and engineering challenges of a cutting-edge research infrastructure? Then this could be your job.
Job description
  • As EHS-officer you are familiar with the applicable Dutch laws and regulations and ensure that these are correctly complied with.
  • You support the technicians and scientist in a cleanroom environment during their preparation and the installation of:
    • A 175 m3 vacuum system
    • Laser systems
    • Cryogenic system
    • Mechanical systems
  • Organise the development and implementation of EHS-policies of ETpathfinder .
  • You will carry out incident investigations and analyse.
  • Perform FMEA, HAZOP, CE-marking and TRA meetings.
  • Acting as point of contact and overseeing EHS-topics on the technical work carried out by external partners and contractors.
  • Working within a large team of scientists from within Maastricht University and about 20 collaborating national and international partner universities and research institutions.
  • The location of this 0.6-1.0 FTE  job is in the ETpathfinder facility, Duboisdomein 30, Maastricht.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€5493 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)

  • You have a relevant completed WO or HBO EHS education (essential) .
  • You hold VCA++ safety certification (essential).
  • Ambition to develop further in specific areas of attention, such as:
    • Laser Safety Officer
    • Ultra-High Vacuum
    • Cryogenics
    • Chemicals
  • The position requires effective communication with various stakeholders, therefore you are expected to speak Dutch and English (essential)
  • You can work independently (essential)
  • You are flexible in your service provision and in collaboration with others (essential)
  • Technical or engineering background is a plus
  • Experience on a senior level is desirable, but not essential

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years (0.6-1.0FTE), with opportunity to extend.

  • We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education.
  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions.
  • The salary will be set in salary scale 10-11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities from €2.960  to €5.439 gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance.
  • We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, optional model for designing a personalised benefits package and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO-nu). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, visit .


Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is home to several outstanding departments and institutions covering education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the liberal arts and sciences.

Department: Gravitational Waves and Fundamental Physics
The Department for Gravitational Waves and Fundamental Physics was founded in 2019 and is involved in gravitational wave research in context of the upcoming Einstein Telescope, and with particle physics research at the LHCb experiment at CERN. Both experiments are world-leading in their research, discovering a wealth of new facts about the fundamental forces of nature and the evolution of the universe after the big bang. GWFP is also a member of Nikhef , the Dutch national research institute for sub-atomic particles.

Additional information

More information on this vacancy can be obtained from Stefan Hild, Projectleader ETpathfinder ( , +31621679126).


Working at Maastricht University

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Application procedure

Please send your application to by the 11th of December 2022. The application should include a motivation letter, a CV, and any relevant certificates (e.g. as trained electrician or similar). Selection will take place through interviews. An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.

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Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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