Impact Developer

For our Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR), we are looking for an Impact Developer.

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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

TUCCR is a public-private partnership where experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from industry and knowledge partners collaborate to deliver talents, innovations, and know-how in the domain of cybersecurity. Its founding partners are Betaalvereniging Nederland, BetterBe, Cisco, NCSC, NDIX, Northwave, SIDN, SURF, Thales, TNO, and the University of Twente. We have the ambition to expand the network of partners further and for our centre to be one of the top cybersecurity research & innovation centres in the Netherlands. TUCCR is sustained by researchers and professionals from various disciplines including computer science, behavioural and social sciences, quantum physics, electrical engineering and mathematics. We are jointly providing Cybersecurity education for more than 1,000 students in our computer science bachelor and master programs. For more information about TUCCR here.


The Impact Developer is responsible for strengthening the innovation impact of TUCCR and the external profile of TUCCR. The Impact Developer drives the uptake of TUCCR research results by companies and startups and showcases TUCCR by actively engaging with researchers, and helping them to connect with the university's communication department to demonstrate the impact of our research. They manage relationships with our industry and public sector partners, actively seek out and acquire new partners, seek out research and innovation funding and assist researchers in submitting proposals. Next to this, the Impact Developer supports management of TUCCR through the execution and supervision of operational, financial, and administrative tasks. The Impact Developer is part of a team of Impact Developers in other 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 with a significant computer science component, possibly complemented by business administration, business management, or similar education;
  • You have an interest in cybersecurity and a passion for ensuring the future security of Dutch and European society;
  • You are able to support the translation of conceptual (cybersecurity) 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 are internationally oriented and 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 TUCCR.

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. ir. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij via 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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Rijswijk - Deij, R.M. van (Roland)

Rijswijk - Deij, R.M. van (Roland)
Full Professor

Rijswijk - Deij, R.M. van (Roland)
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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