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Knowledge and Innovation Officer

For our Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI) lab and our SME Data lab Oost-Nederland we are looking for a Knowledge and Innovation Officer.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    32 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 4,332 - € 5,929
  • Deadline
    1 Mar 2024

The DS&AI lab of the faculty EEMCS of the University of Twente has a pivotal role in establishing connections for collaboration within the faculty and between faculties. The focus is on all aspects of DS&AI, including research collaboration, professional development of faculty scientists, lifelong learning, and maintaining effective computing facilities at UT. The SME Data lab is one of the windows of DS&AI lab to society with the ambition to support regional SME in their endeavour to explore and develop the use of data-driven solutions for, e.g., production, supply chain, and financial systems. The SME Data lab is a joint initiative of Radboud University and the University of Twente.


The knowledge and innovation officer is responsible for strengthening the innovation impact of the DS&AI and SME labs, taking into account both the internal profile of the DS&AI lab and the external profile of the SME lab. The knowledge and innovation officer actively engages faculty to develop knowledge networks and connects with SME to acquire and develop consultancy projects to be carried out by students under supervision of faculty. The knowledge and innovation officer develops and maintains a regional network of SMEs that aim to further develop their data-driven solutions. The knowledge and innovation officer focuses on delivering the key principles behind innovation, including leadership, creating networks, leveraging the right incentives, and building and managing an effective, transparent and efficient innovation process. Next to this, the knowledge and innovation officer supports the management of DS&AI and SME labs through the execution and supervision of strategic, operational, financial, and administrative tasks. The knowledge and innovation officer is part of a team of impact developers and knowledge and innovation officer in other labs, fields and disciplines. They collaborate with the faculty and departmental staff responsible for administration, legal and finance.


Your profile

  • You have completed a STEM education at MSc level, preferably in applied mathematics, computer science, or industrial engineering, possibly complemented by business administration, business management, or similar education;
  • You have an interest in data science and artificial intelligence;
  • You are able to develop and maintain a network of SME companies as well as faculty researchers;
  • You are able to support the translation of conceptual innovation project ideas into concrete work plans;
  • You have a proactive and hands-on attitude with very good analytical and communication skills;
  • You work independently, take initiative and function well as part of a team;
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English languages both in speaking and writing;
  • Finally, you are an enthusiastic colleague who finds a friendly atmosphere in the team important and would like to help make a success of all activities of the DS&AI and SME labs.

Our offer

  • We offer a position for 32 - 40 hours per week. You will be initially employed for one year. An extension after this period is a possibility.

  • Our terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO) and include a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;

  • Depending on your relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis ranges from € 4.332,-- to € 5.929,-- per month;

  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment is based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis;

  • Furthermore, we offer excellent professional and personal development programs;

  • Finally, you will work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic working environment in an organization focusing on internationalization, where you will have a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Information and application

Please send your application before March 1, 2024 via the 'Apply now' button, and include:

You are welcome to contact prof. dr. Richard Boucherie via r.j.boucherie@utwente.nl for more information regarding this vacancy.

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About the organisation

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Boucherie, R.J. (Richard)

Boucherie, R.J. (Richard)
Full Professor

Boucherie, R.J. (Richard)
Full Professor

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Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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