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Open Science Officer (fulltime)

The Faculty ITC of the University of Twente is committed to make Open Science a standard practice of the scientific process. Open Science makes the research …

28 dagen geleden


Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3637 - € 4978 per maand


The Faculty ITC of the University of Twente is committed to make Open Science a standard practice of the scientific process. Open Science makes the research process more transparent and collaborative. Research results will become more accessible too because publications, data and code will be open for anyone to see – or made as FAIR as possible if privacy or other circumstances prevent us from openly sharing them. The shift towards Open Science will have a strong impact on the core activities of the faculty, namely, capacity building, education and, of course, research. This new position will primarily focus on research but will consider and evaluate the implications of adopting Open Science for the other two core activities of the faculty. The transition towards Open Science will mean adopting and adapting new digital technologies that will support collaborative approaches, scientific reproducibility, and a wider and stronger commitment to knowledge diffusion. Hence, the ideal candidate will have a good mix of technological know-how and social skills to realize this change of research culture on a large scale, leaving no one behind.

  • Provide scientific and technical support to the research work done at ITC and contribute to the preparation and dissemination of our scientific outputs.
  • Lead the development of a faculty-wide Open Science platform that focuses on transparency, integrity and efficiency and that makes our research outcomes more FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).
  • Propose, evaluate and (co-)implement various Open Science research tools and solutions that support the daily needs of ITC’s researchers.
  • Create guidelines and (e-learning) educational material that support the transition towards Open Science.
  • Further develop the policy, infrastructure and culture of data stewardship, open research software creation and documentation, and general scientific practice.
  • Support research evaluation assessments.
  • Explore the relationship between Open and Citizen Science, particularly in relation to knowledge co-creation and stakeholder engagement.


  • Master or doctoral degree in computer science, information technology, geoinformatics, or any other relevant discipline.
  • Experience in open source programming (e.g. Python and/or R)
  • Experience in geospatial data handling.
  • Experience in setting up open research platforms, and/or virtual research environments.
  • Experience in scientific report writing, reviewing and editing.
  • Experience or high motivation to work in international and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute complex problems.
  • Exceptional social skills and capability to interact with (inter-)national science communities.


Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from Prof. Zurita Milla (email: r.zurita-milla@utwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 24 May 2020 (choose “apply here” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and (ii) a detailed CV with references.


We offer a fulltime position in an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be employed for three years. Extension of the employment after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 3,637.00 and € 4,978.00 depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Knowledge Valorisation Officer, level 3).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • Excellent support for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave.
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of fulltime employment.