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Technical Project Officer

Join QuTech and create the Quantum Future!

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by 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, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Qubit Research. Our divisions and support teams include 220 FTE and over 300 dedicated people.

We are now looking for a Technical Project Officer to join Quantum Computing division.

Quantum computing division:

Realizing the promise of a quantum computer requires the development of different layers of hardware and software, together referred to as the quantum computing stack. This is what we do in the Quantum Computing Division. The basis of the stack, referred to as the ‘quantum chip’, contains the qubits. We are investigating different types of approaches for this part of the stack: electron spins in quantum dots and superconducting quantum circuits. Also, we’re developing the system architecture that connects and translates quantum algorithms to the low-level pulses that operate on the qubits of quantum processors.

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Job description

As a Technical Project Officer, you will be the interface between the QuTech scientific staff, engineers, external partners and funding providers. You will coordinate national and international projects, ensuring good communication and a smooth project development from A to Z. You will be reporting to the Division Coordinator.

This unique opportunity will allow you to be challenged, develop new skills and work in a unique international setting, where ground-breaking scientific discovery in the field of quantum communication is happening.

Your daily responsibilities will be:

  • Setting-up and monitoring projects planning
  • Working hands-in-hands with the QuTech project office (general administration, financial…)
  • Collecting input for project reports (scientific publications and updates from partners, financial status, plans) and creating comprehensive workable drafts
  • Supporting media related activity for projects (posts in social media, newsletters)
  • Keeping inventory of the research equipment’s / project materials and helping with specific acquisitions / procurement place orders
  • Participating in new projects acquisition
  • Overseeing the organization of events and official visits at QuTech.


We are looking for a candidate with a scientific/ technical academic background and some experience in leading technical projects.

  • Degree in physics, computer science or any related fields
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in managing scientific projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Great command of English (writing and speaking)and Dutch would be a plus.
  • Able to perform in a fast paced and growing working environment
  • Proactive and able to prioritize
  • Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply

Conditions of employment

The Technical Project Manager position is a 0.8 – 1.0 FTE role, with a minimum of 32 hours per week and a maximum of 38 hours per week. Appointment is for one year, with the option to become structural. The UFO profile is Project Leader 1, with a full-time salary based on VSNU-CAO Scale 10 (salary min 2.846 and max 4490 Euros gross per month on a fulltime basis). The actual salary will be based on your knowledge and relevant work-experience.

TU Delft/QuTech offers a customizable compensation package, an attractive pension scheme, holiday allowance, generous holidays, 13th month pay (paid as a pro-rata bonus in December), 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 childcare 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.

TU Delft

Your contract will be with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), an organisation 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 in both business and social contexts. 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 ensure positive change on a global scale:

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Additional information

QuTech is an inclusive organization: we believe that diversity enhances the quality of our work and hence actively promote an inclusive policy.

Application procedure

For information about this position, you can contact Monica Bulacu, Division Coordinator of Quantum Computing at M.I.Bulacu@tudelft.nl

With questions concerning the procedure contact Audrey Monje, our Senior Recruiter at A.Monje@tudelft.nl.

Please note that we will start the recruitment process as soon as we receive applications.

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