Researcher/Coordinator Radboud Centre for Green Information Technology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Updated: 27 days ago

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 2,836 - € 4,474
  • Faculty of Science
  • Required background: Research University Degree
  • Application deadline: 31 August 2021


We are looking for

Do you aim to combine IT and Data Science with sustainability? As a Researcher/Coordinator at the Radboud Centre for Green Information Technology, you will identify potential collaborative research projects and bring these to the interest of stakeholders and funding agencies. You will also find ways to promote the presence of the Centre, so it can have an even bigger impact on valuable solutions for a more sustainable world.

The Centre has integrative academic research with external stakeholders as a core value. We expect you to identify potentially valuable collaborative projects involving complementary researchers at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, and to conduct pilot research to bring these projects to the interest of external stakeholders and funding agencies. This will involve extensive discussion with different researchers at the Faculty of Science and building a network of external stakeholders around the Centre. Furthermore, we expect you to co-create, together with our Innovation and Communication departments, an external presence of the Radboud Centre for Green Information Technology to bring it to the attention and interest of potential stakeholders. The coordination of the Radboud Centre for Green Information Technology will be a team effort together with a senior green information technology researcher and a knowledge transfer officer of the Faculty of Science. The Centre will exist next to two complementary faculty centres for Interdisciplinary Research, which are currently being established. Together these centres will financially support research projects within the faculty.
We ask
  • An enthusiastic researcher with a PhD in data science or natural sciences with a strong focus on information technology, with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research involving hardware, large processes and sustainability.
  • An inclusive builder that will turn the Radboud Centre for Green Information Technology into an institution that is recognised and valued by external industrial and societal stakeholders.
  • A meticulous coordinator who can facilitate Radboud Green Information Technology researchers by organising, for example, voucher programmes and matchmaking between valuable potential collaborators.
  • An experienced networker with excellent communication skills in both Dutch and English.

We are

The research within the Radboud Centre For Green Information Technology  is highly versatile: in one project, physicists and machine learning researchers may develop data storage that is much more energy-efficient, while in another project, chemical data scientists may collaborate with environmental scientists to adjust large chemical processes to run more efficiently and sustainably. A third project may involve continuous measurements of greenhouse gases to monitor and predict air quality; the research is as exciting as it is societally valuable. One more thing that binds all of these projects together, is that they need participation of partners from industry and government. To build such a partnership on the basis of academic research is highly challenging, but Radboud researchers have an excellent track record in turning their research into high-impact research papers and, simultaneously, into valuable solutions that partners can develop further. This strength should become a hallmark of the Radboud Centre for Green Information Technology.

You will be appointed as a Researcher/Coordinator at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). This institute is one of the major research institutes of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, comprising 19 research groups in areas ranging from condensed matter science to organic chemistry and biochemistry. The institute focuses on fundamental research with a view to developing applications for society and educates the next generation of leaders in science and innovation. IMM distinguishes itself from peer institutes through close collaborations and rich interactions between chemists and physicists and/or experimentalists and theorists, and also through its excellent infrastructures.

The Faculty of Science is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where research and education are closely intertwined. The faculty aims to form an academic community with an international character, where staff members from different backgrounds can combine their talents with the common goal of being among the leading science faculties in Europe.


Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


We offer
  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,836 and a maximum of €4,474 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10 ).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: one year with a possible extension to a maximum of four years.
  • The intended start date is 1 November 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Jeroen Jansen, Centre Coordinator / Associate Professor
Email: jj.jansen@science.ru.nl

Isabel Rijk, Centre Coordinator / Knowledge Transfer Officer
Email: i.rijk@science.ru.nl


Apply directly

Please address your application to Jeroen Jansen and submit it, using the application button, no later than 31 August 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

The first round of interviews will take place on 13 September 2021. The second round of interviews will take place on 20 September 2021.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.


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