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Coordinator of European AI-Ecosystem Development

Faculteit/Dienst:Faculteit der Natuurw., Wiskunde & Informatica
Functie type:Ondersteunend Beheer Personeel
Sluitingsdatum:23 oktober 2023
Are you passionate about organizing, facilitating, and operating in an international research environment? We are seeking a Project Leader for the University of Amsterdam’s participation in the ADRA-e Horizon Europe project on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The aim of the project is to bring Europe to the forefront of AI developments by setting up a strong network of regional ecosystems for AI research and innovation.

What are you going to do?

You will be operating in a highly diverse consortium of stakeholders: from PhD students to senior researchers, startups to multinationals, and partners from numerous European countries. The primary emphasis of this role lies in fostering connections between research and industry, with the goal of enhancing collaboration and driving innovation. Consequently, we seek a Project Leader who possesses cultural awareness, adept diplomatic skills, and a strong proficiency in stakeholder management.

The project leader will be leading a work package focusing on encouraging and supporting the adoption of AI technologies and will be responsible for performing multiple tasks within the work package. Within this broad scope, the Project Leader will facilitate the development of AI for European research and industry by:
  • Initiating and organizing participation of industrial and SME partners in the program (including through workshops, sponsorship, and general communications);
  • Supporting the involvement of industry and SME-players and representatives in other activities in the network where requested;
  • Encouraging and supporting the adoption of AI technologies by supporting regional ecosystems to boost high-tech, high-performance innovation;
  • Communicating and disseminating the project’s vision and progress to the general public, industry at large, educational institutions, other regional hotspots, and other EU projects;
  • Monitoring and administrating progress towards overall project deliverables and goals, while ensuring smooth communication with the projects’ central coordinators and other stakeholders in the projects;
  • Keeping up to date with the Amsterdam AI ecosystem, identifying synergies and overlap when possible, and acting on opportunities to establish joint activities or collaborations.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the tracking of the overall progress of the projects towards their deliverables and goals while ensuring smooth communication with the coordinators and the stakeholders of the project;
  • Responsible for budget monitoring (in collaboration with financial controllers);
  • Managing periodic reporting and support the partners of your work package for the preparation of amendments;
  • Initiating and organizing project meetings;
  • Responsible for coordination and stakeholder management (broad variety of multiple internal and external stakeholders);
  • Actively supporting external communication and dissemination activities;
  • Proactively identifying synergies and overlap when possible, and acting on opportunities to establish joint activities or collaborations;
  • Develop two reports for the AI ecosystem in Europe; and
  • Develop and organise events and workshops that facilitate the collaboration between different European key stakeholders.

What do you have to offer?

Your experience and profile
Our ideal candidate for the role:
  • has completed academic training (Master), preferably in business administration, communications, international relations, or similar;
  • has experience in project management, ideally in an international (research or educational) setting;
  • has very good organizational qualities and process insight;
  • has a profound level of cultural sensitivity and diplomacy;
  • feels comfortable working with a diverse and complex network of stakeholders;
  • can work independently and proactively, especially to identify synergies between initiatives as this role is highly collaborative with other projects both local and international;
  • is process-driven and can take ownership of an entire process from ideation to execution;
  • has excellent communication skills, with capacity to produce written progress reports to a high standard of quality;
  • has an excellent command of the English language both spoken and written; and
  • is willing to travel across Europe.

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 30,4 hours per week (0,8 FTE) for a period of 18 months, until the latest 30 June 2025 when the project ends. The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 3,226 to € 5,090 (scale 10) . This does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance the UvA offers. The UFO profile Project Leader 1 is applicable. For this position we can not sponsor a visa. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

The development and deployment of trustworthy, safe and robust Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics (ADR) which uphold EU values and regulations are at the core of the ongoing digital transformation in Europe. The brand new Adra-e project will actively support the ADR Partnership in order to engage in an all-inclusive dialogue with the actors involved in the ADR ecosystem, mobilising cross border and cross-sector collaboration in order to create the conditions for a sustainable, effective, multi-layered, comprehensive, and coherent European AI, Data and Robotics ecosystem.
Adra-e will form close ties with other initiatives in the ADR ecosystem including the ADR Partnership, Adra and its founding organisations BDVA, CLAIRE, ELLIS, EurAI and EuRobotics, and the recently funded CSA project AI4Europe.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions, or do you require additional information? Please contact:
  • Prof. dr. Cees Snoek.

Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 23 October 2023.

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):
  • A detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • A letter of motivation.

Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

Due to Dutch legislation, for non-scientific positions the UvA is obliged to recruit within the European Economic Area (EEA, including Switzerland). If you are not an EEA- or Swiss citizen, please do not apply for this vacancy.

Only complete applications received within the response period will be considered. Please don’t send any applications by email.

The interviews will be held on Friday 27 October 2023.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

If you encounter Error GBB451/ GBC451, please try using a VPN connection when outside of the European Union. Please reach out directly to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

No agencies please.
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Deadline: 18-12-2023

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