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Communication Advisor Innovation & Business Development QuTech

Will you help build the quantum future?

Job description

This is the perfect position for you, provided you are a seasoned communications advisor feeling at home in a challenging scientific plus innovative environment and having affinity with both business development and innovation.

As communications advisor for Innovation & Business Development (a new position within QuTech) your responsibilities will include communications and relationships with new and existing QuTech business partners, partnerships and partner organizations. To that end, you will conduct PR and marketing and create opportunities to best position and brand QuTech. You are experienced in press, media and promotion and you expertly use all communication channels and tools to make the best impact. You create communication plans and know how to best land the message. Writing and producing narratives, stories, press and news releases, web texts and socials: it all comes naturally to you.

Business Development and Innovation are strongly developing and growing within QuTech. You can hold your own in this dynamic international environment easily and provide solicited and unsolicited assistance and advice to the board and management of QuTech. Obviously you will also support the internal target group and – together with the team – provide clear information about your focus areas to your internal colleagues.

You will work embedded in the Communications team, part of the QuTech Operations directorate. You report directly to the manager of Communications and work closely with the Communications Advisor Science, the latter will replace you in case of absence and vice versa. In addition to the Communications Manager and the Communications Advisor Science, we have two team members responsible for branding, resources and socials. Projects and assignments are tackled and carried out jointly in team context. Given the nature of your position, you also closely cooperate with the Business Development team and BD directorate.


QuTech is a mission-driven research institute of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential. Our mission: to develop scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an inherently safe quantum internet, based on the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. To achieve these ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment. We are jointly creating the quantum future, because we believe that quantum technology can be a game changer in many social and economic sectors, including health, agriculture, climate and safety.

QuTech’s research and engineering activities are organised along three divisions: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Qubit Research. Our divisions and support teams include 220 FTE and over 300 curious people, and we are happy to welcome new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm! Want a taste of QuTech? Take a sneak peek at QuTech or check out our latest successes.


The following applies to you:

  • You operate on academic level and you are an experienced communicator;
  • You are proactive and think in terms of opportunities, you are a self-starter and team player, always acting as a true connector;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in both Dutch and English, you are a smooth and sharp writer;
  • Affinity with science and technology is a plus.

Conditions of employment

  • Duration of contract is 1 year with prospect of permanent.
  • A job of 30-32 hours per week.
  • You are employed in scale 10 of the collective agreement for Dutch universities, but if you perform well and show positive development, you may move up to scale 11 with a minimum of € 3,974 and a maximum of € 5,439 gross per month for a full-time contract.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

University Corporate Office – Department of Communication

Impact for a better society: this is TU Delft’s mission. As marketing and communication professionals, we are proud to contribute to this goal every day. We guide our 28,000 students on their engineer journey from students to professionals at work in society. In science communication we share research results and highlight important issues in the societal themes of Climate Action, Energy Transition, Digital Society, Resilient Cities & Mobility and Health. Through TU Delft Campus we build connections with companies and policy makers in our innovative ecosystem, accelerating the rate at which research outcomes meet purpose in society. And under the motto #BetterTUgether, we help our 6,000 TU Delft colleagues connect. Together we are strengthening the TU Delft brand, which stands for groundbreaking research, excellent education and pioneering innovations.

Additional information

Would you like additional information about this position? Then contact Frank Wetters, manager Communications a.i. QuTech at F.J.Wetters@tudelft.nl.

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 30 September 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.



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