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Project Lead Division Quantum Internet


QuTech is the leading advanced research center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Internet founded in 2014 by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Quantum technology is a key future emerging technology and QuTech is at the forefront of research and development in this field. QuTech addresses both scientific and engineering challenges in close collaboration with internationally leading industrial partners. Within QuTech researchers of TNO and the TU Delft faculties EEMCS and Applied Sciences work closely together in an international and inspiring working environment that allows plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation.

QuTech’s research and engineering activities are conducted in 3 divisions, each following a single and coherent research and development strategy: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Qubit Research. Each division consists of academic staff hired by TU Delft, of applied engineering staff hired by TNO, and of division-specific support staff. The division is headed by a Division Management Team. At this moment we have a team of 300 people working at QuTech and we are happy to welcome our new dedicated Project Lead for the Division Quantum Internet.

Division Quantum Internet

A future quantum internet will connect (quantum) computers all over the world. It will enable to send and receive information using quantum bits (qubits) that follow the rules of quantum mechanics. In the Quantum Internet division, our goal is to develop technologies to enable quantum communication between any two places on earth.
For this radically new technology several major new and potentially game-changing applications have already been identified. One such application is to provide a fundamentally secure way of communication, in which privacy is guaranteed by the laws of physics. Also, quantum processors can be connected into a quantum network in order to assemble a large quantum computing cluster. This approach is called networked quantum computing and offers a natural path towards scalability, complementary to the quantum computing work. Combining a quantum internet and a networked quantum computer allows remote users/providers to perform secure quantum computing ‘in the cloud’.
Our goals are to: 1. Develop a full control stack and novel applications for a quantum internet;
2. Perform experimental demonstrations, some of which already compatible with existing telecom infrastructure, that push the frontier of quantum networking and yield new techniques and insights; 3. Develop and exploit multi-qubit quantum processors for use in quantum internet and networked computing, with current focus on diamond-based spin qubits.

The role of Project Lead

As our Project Lead for Quantum Internet you will participate in a dynamic, international work environment. Never a dull moment, a lot of ambition and highly driven colleagues. Within the Quantum Internet Division many research and engineering projects, often with external partners and stakeholders, are conducted simultaneously and funded via various sources. You are the linking pin for several of these projects. You give support to and connect with the scientific staff, engineers, the division coordinator, controllers, contract managers and funding providers.

You are in charge of the setting up and monitoring (progress check) of projects planning. You are preparing, aligning, processing and monitoring budget overviews. Moreover you give proactively project support by: coordinating meetings, taking notes, delivering financial interim reports and drafting weekly updates. Finally you coordinate the external communication with regard to events, press releases etc.



  • Academic or HBO
  • Workable knowledge of engineering, computer science or physics and affinity with Quantum science
  • Project management certification, is a plus

Work experience

  • Three years’ experience as Project Lead, preferably in a technical and academic environment
  • Experienced in project planning and processing budget overviews (finance and personnel)
  • Experience in hardware and/or software development projects in the role of scrum master, is a plus but not a requirement
  • Knowing how to navigate in complex settings with many internal and external stakeholders


  • Strong analytic and planning skills
  • Driven personality with sense of initiative and can-do mentality
  • Organizing as a second nature, combining helicopter view with an eye for detail
  • Independent, flexible, persistent and open team player
  • Good communication skills in English plus reasonable in Dutch (or willing to learn)

TU Delft

Your contract will be with TU Delft. 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. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers both in business and in a social context. TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s and 32 Master’s programs to more than 23,000 students. Our scientific staff consists of 3,500 staff members and 2,800 PhD candidates. Together we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.
Challenge. Change. Impact!

Conditions of employment

This offer contains a temporary appointment for 1 year with the prospect of a permanent contract. The full-time salary is based on VSNU-CAO Scale 10 (salary 2.790 – 4.402 euros monthly on full-time basis). The actual salary will be based on your knowledge and relevant work-experience. Full-time means 38 working hours per week.
TU Delft / QuTech offers a customizable compensation package, an attractive pension scheme, holiday allowance, a generous amount of holidays, a 13th month pay, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers our employees child care and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (VSNU-CAO). Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply.

Additional information

For more information about this position: contact Ingrid Romijn, Program Manager/Division Coordinator QuTech Division Quantum Internet via I.G.Romijn@tudelft.nl

Information about the application procedure

With questions concerning the procedure: contact Helena Nwosu-Pronk, QuTech Management Assistant via H.J.D.Nwosu-Pronk@tudelft.nl
To apply: please react before 15 November 2020 and email your resume and application letter to secr-qutech@tudelft.nl. The first round of job-interviews will be conducted online via MS Teams.

QuTech | Division Quantum Internet
Level HBO/WO
Hours 32 uur (0,8 FTE)
Contract duration 1 year, followed by permanent contract (intention)
Salary scale 10

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