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Grant advisor

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29 september 2020
01 november 2020

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The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science offers a position for a

Grant advisor

Key responsibilities
The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is strongly focused on acquiring grants to support our research. To facilitate our scientists, we are looking for a grant advisor. In strong collaboration with the management team of the institute, your colleagues of the LIACS project office, and relevant university departments, such as Luris (the Technology Transfer Office) and the financial department you help to realize the funding strategy and ambitions. Your tasks include:

  • Monitoring funding opportunities of all relevant funding agencies, in close collaboration with Luris;
  • Identifying calls that fit with research areas within LIACS, and actively matching scientists to open calls;
  • Helping and advising in consortium building;
  • Coordinating the grant applications, advising and coaching scientists, helping in writing the non-scientific parts of proposals;
  • If a grant is awarded, you collaborate with the project manager at LIACS to get projects started;
  • Developing and maintaining a relevant professional network to facilitate a successful funding strategy;
  • Shaping and implementing grant procedures;
  • Advising the management team on strategical matters regarding research grants

Selection criteria

  • You have an academic background, preferably a PhD, in one of the exact sciences;
  • Strong analytical skills, organized, able to keep track of multiple projects at the same time;
  • Excellent advising skills and an eye for people;
  • You have the flexibility and stress-resistance needed to make the call deadline;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant application and advising in externally funded projects;
  • An excellent command of English; Dutch is highly preferred;

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline. The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is diverse, ranging from mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see

The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Institute in the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. We offer courses at the Bachelor and Master of Science level in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, ICT in Business, Media Technology, and Bioinformatics. According to an independent research visitation, we are one of the foremost computer science departments of the Netherlands. We live and breathe computing. We strive for excellence in a caring institute, where excellence, creativity, fun, and diversity go hand in hand. We offer a state of the art and challenging research computing environment for you to keep up and running, and to improve. For more information about LIACS, see the website.

Terms and conditions 
We offer a full-time permanent position for initially one year. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to a regular position. Salary range from € 3.746,- to € 5.826,- gross per month (pay scale 11 to 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Salary classification takes place on the basis of experience and growth opportunities. 

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. We wish to reflect society both in age, gender and culture, as we believe that this would optimize the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying working hours and places. In the Netherlands, a maternity allowance is standard for 16 weeks. Child care is available at and near the Bio Science Park.

Enquiries can be made to Joost Batenburg, email k.j.batenburg@liacs.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to jobs@liacs.leidenuniv.nl  When applying, use the following subject: “vacancy number – your name”. Please ensure that you attach the following additional documents, quoting the vacancy number:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Motivation letter ;
  • Names for two reference letters.

Only applications received no later than 1 november 2020 can be considered.

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