Program Manager/ liaison officer

Updated: 27 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Oct 2021

WE ARE LOOKING FORProgram Manager / Liaison Officer University Alliance Eindhoven/ Wageningen/Utrecht (EWUU): AI for Health & Preventive HealthAre you an enthusiastic, people-oriented contact broker? Ready to explore and develop new possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in health? Together with Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht, the Eindhoven University of Technology joins forces in the EWUU Alliance, one of the focus areas being Artificial Intelligence for Health. Although the EWUU Alliance is established in 2019, it still in launching phase. We are looking for a Program Manager/ liaison officer who will represent TU/e in this Alliance on the AI for Health & Preventive Health domains. Considering health, TU/e focuses on both preventive and curative health and medical technology. Together with the liaison officers of the three partner institutes (WUR, UU and UMCU) you aim to gain a competitive position in the (inter-)national AI & Preventive health research landscape for the EWUU Alliance: • map ongoing research activities in this domain and recognize overlapping and complementary areas • identify opportunities where scientific progress and innovation can be achieved together based on connecting to the expertise in the organization and externally, • explore possibilities to establish common research projects and programs by building consortia for successful proposals to be funded nationally and by European research funds, • establish groundbreaking, substantial, and iconic collaboration amongst internal and external partners, • enthuse and support researchers to participate in the activities and opportunities offered by this Alliance, • advocate the added value of this Alliance both internally and externally • Report on progress and achievements of the Alliance. At TU/e, you will be based in the Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI), in the team of program managers, which is supporting and coordinating the efforts of TU/e in the area of Artificial Intelligence. WE ASK Since the EWUU Alliance is still in launching phase, we are looking for someone: • who has a clear vision on the opportunities offered by the membership in this Alliance; • who is experienced in shaping good team dynamics, crossing corporate cultures; • having an independent working attitude, at the same time being a real team player (the team you will be working with consist of the team lead, four liaison officers of the four partner institutes and a business developer); • able to build networks, taking into account commercial aspects; • having excellent communication, negotiation, collaborative and facilitation skills; • having decision capacities, taking into corporate strategies. Given the focus area on AI & Preventive Health for this position you need to: • have demonstrable expertise of AI and affinity with the (preventive) health domain; • be familiar with the TU/e organization and its research areas; • have a MSc/PhD degree in a relevant background such as technical science and management experience; • have sufficient contacts and affinity within AI & Health related groups of TU/e. WE OFFER Conditions of employment We offer a 0,8-1,0 fte employment position with a gross month salary in the range of € 2.836,- and € 5.211,- (scale 10/11) based on your education and experience. Besides that, we offer an annual holiday allowance of 8%, an annual end of the year bonus of 8,3%, a total of 41 days of paid holiday leave and a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, child care and excellent sports facilities). Information For more information about the content of this vacancy you can contact Ben Rutten, director EAISI program board, telephone 040-2472272, e-mail , or Patricia Jaspers, managing director EAISI, e-mail: If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact HR Services, 040 – 247 4486, email: . Information about the employment conditions can be found here: Application You can respond to this vacancy via our application page by clicking on the button “Solliciteer op deze vacature/Apply for this job”. We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way. You can upload a maximum of 5 documents of 2 MB each. If you are interested in working in an exciting, dynamic, high-tech environment, where you contribute to the creation of the society of the future, then please apply as soon as possible. The selection of the applicants will take place immediately after receipt, the final closing date of the vacancy is October 3, 2021. There is concurrent internal and external recruitment for this vacancy. For applicants of equal ability, internal applicants will be favored over external ones. WE ARE 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 aims to develop AI-technology for real-time autonomous decision-making, which has a direct impact on the real world focusing on the application areas of health, mobility and high tech industry. Using our traditional strengths in systems engineering and our close ties with industry, TU/e wants to jumpstart the shift towards a next generation machine-data driven intelligence, which is intimately connected to the open world through: 1) data and algorithms, 2) humans and ethics, and 3) engineering systems. In other words: EAISI wants to make machines intelligent. We are convinced that EAISI will improve the development of meaningful technical solutions to societal challenges, via high-tech systems and robotics. We believe that TU/e can significantly contribute to speed up the AI transition with EAISI. Visit the website for more information The Research Support Office (RSO) is the central Research Support Office of TU/e and consists of a small, close-knit team of professionals who support the scientific staff in applying for European and national grants for research. The RSO team further consists of research funding advisors, grant consultants, corporate lawyers, and project managers. You will be embedded in the RSO and from there be allocated to work for EAISI. You will become part of a team of program managers and research support staff for other TU/e institutes such as EIRES. This allows knowledge exchange and team building with colleagues with a similar role, albeit for a different institute. At the same time, you will be part of the EAISI Management Team, and will be physically located at EAISI. Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.

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