The Faculty Technology, Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology is inviting applications for Science Communicator PhD Position in the Netherlands 2019.

The Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management (TPM) develop robust models and designs, to solve the complex challenges of today’s networked society. TPM combines insights from the engineering sciences with insights from the humanities and the social sciences.

There is a need for (further) development of the CFIA communication/policy engagement strategy and to ensure it supports CFIA objectives and is at sync with the LDE goals. More frequent and better-tailored communication ‘products’ are key. In this context: For CFIA it is especially of importance to focus on relationship building with decision-makers within business, governments and civil society.

This can be for instance through collaborative research projects in which policymakers are involved in the research process, or for CFIA (hubs) to participate in local policy processes by generating evidence-based knowledge that can be disseminated through policy briefs and seminars.

Worth of Award

  • In accordance with the conditions applied at Erasmus University Rotterdam as indicated in the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO NU) of the Dutch universities,
  • the salary is dependent on the candidate’s experience and is set at CAO NU scale 11 with a minimum of  € 3637,- and a maximum of € 4978,- gross per month, on a full-time basis.
  • In addition, EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits.


To be eligible, applicants must have achieved the following;

  • An MA/MSc in a for CFIA relevant discipline with a strong background and interest in (research) communication
  • Proven capacity to engage with academia, policymakers, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong all-around communication skills, including writing and editing
  • Ability to summarise complex research information in clear non-specialist language
  • Ability to identify engagement opportunities and mobilize relevant resources to capitalize on them
  • Ability to analyze and make use of various communication strategies including website and social media
  • Be fluent in Dutch and English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of / experience in working with graphic design, e.g. Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator is a plus

How to Apply

  • Please submit your application, including a CV and a motivation letter by email to David Wubs-Mrozewics, Executive manager CFIA, via e-mail: [email protected] before the 20th of May.
  • Interviews are expected to be held in the week of the 27th of May.
  • Inquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Deadline: Application closes May 20, 2019.

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