BMS LAB Project Lead

The BMS Lab facilitates a high-tech environment for social sciences including VR, new sensor technologies, knowledge in data processing, visualizations, and outcome measures to researchers and education of the BMS faculty and their cooperation partners. We are looking for a new team member in our lab team to further our innovative research topics. Do you like working in a dynamic team environment? Are you self-started, organised and result-oriented? Then read on!

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 32 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,818 - € 3,764
  • Deadline 11 Dec 2022

The University of Twente is a university that stands for high tech, human touch. It is a university of entrepreneurship and technological innovation. At the same time, we acknowledge that problems and challenges in society are typically human, socially and institutionally driven.

A social sciences faculty within a technological environment allows for unique opportunities in this landscape. At the BMS faculty (Behavioural, Management and Social sciences), technology meets life: we aim to set the agenda for education and research related to the current and future role of science and technology in our society. The BMS LAB fits seamlessly in this setting. We aim to be an outstanding behaviour and social sciences lab. We connect researchers and students by being a catalyzer for high standing and innovative research and education.
BMS LAB is a focal point where high tech and human touch meet at a faculty-central place. Through an offer of high-quality infrastructure, services and resources, we aim to enable innovation in education and research.

Currently, we are strengthening our team with a new Project Lead to strengthen research support with a focus on business and public administration projects.
You will advice students and staff from these domains in their research and (final) education projects.

Your profile

  • You define and implement a strategy to successfully support innovative research in the abovementioned fields and consider valorization opportunities
  • You are able to successfully develop projects in alignment with researchers, colleagues in the team, students and external partners
  • You explore new solutions (research, requirements engineering, prototype testing, integration) and translate research requirements into results
  • You have a background in one of the MSc studies BMS offers, affinity with our lab technologies and demonstratable skills in implementing new solutions. You are willing to learn new problem-solving skills
  • You are open to work both autonomously and in multidisciplinary project teams. In addition, you like to set up new projects within both lab and field settings
  • Furthermore, you have interest and or affinity with social sciences, have a creative mindset, can convince others, like to collaborate in a team (also in a coaching role) and have a service orientation

Our offer

  • BMS LAB Project Lead is a challenging position in a dynamic environment for, initially, a period of one years at 32-40 hours per week. After this year, a tenured position is a possibility
  • The gross monthly salary for this position depends on your experience and background, and will amount to € 3.764, - (according to the salary scales of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 8)
  • Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (8%) and an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), and several additional benefits, including a laptop and tablet and free sport facilities

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before 9 December and include:

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Jan-Willem van ’t Klooster, Director BMS LAB, (e-mail: and definitely look on this website

More information about the BMS Faculty and all its educational & research activities can be found on the website

Interviews will be held in week 49 and 50.

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About the organization

The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.

About the BMS faculty

Curious about what The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) stands for? Check out the BMS website for more information.

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Create new opportunities for yourself, your colleagues and our society. Scientist or teacher, administrator or facilitator, thinker or doer, energetic leader or silent support – your work at the University of Twente matters. And you too!

How to apply

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.

Want to know more?

Klooster, J.W.J.R. van t (Jan-Willem)
Director BMS LAB

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Jan-Willem for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.

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