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Join the quantum revolution as our Project Manager for Quantum Internet!


QuTech is a mission-driven research institute, run by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

QuTech is creating the quantum future. We believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors, including health, agriculture, climate and safety. 


To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment – with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation. Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Qubit Research.


Our divisions and support teams include 220 FTE and over 300 dedicated people. We are happy to welcome a Project Manager at the QuTech Quantum Internet division: a new colleague who shares our vision and enthusiasm!


Quantum Internet
The Quantum Internet division seeks to develop technologies that enable quantum communication between any two places on earth. Several major new and potentially game-changing applications have already been identified for this radically new capability. One such application is a fundamentally secure means of communication, where privacy is guaranteed by the laws of physics. Quantum processors can also be connected into a quantum network, in order to assemble a large quantum computing cluster. Combining a quantum internet and a networked quantum computer allows remote users/providers to perform secure quantum computing ‘in the cloud’. The Quantum Internet Division maintains an integrated effort, spanning both quantum hardware and software at the cutting edge of research and development. Our team of 90 people works in close collaboration with QuTech’s Quantum Computing and Qubit Research divisions.


The role of Project Manager

As our Project Manager you will participate in a dynamic, international work environment. Never a dull moment, a lot of ambition and highly driven colleagues. Within the Quantum Internet Division many research and engineering projects, often with external partners and stakeholders, are conducted simultaneously and funded via various sources. You are the linking pin for several of these projects. You give support to and connect with the scientific staff, engineers, the division coordinator, controllers, contract managers, external partners and funding providers.


You are in charge of the setting up and monitoring (progress check) of projects planning. You are preparing, aligning, processing and monitoring budget overviews. Moreover you give proactively project support by: coordinating meetings (both internal and with external partners), delivering financial interim reports and drafting weekly or monthly updates. Finally you coordinate the external communication with regard to events, press releases etc. In this role you report to the Division Coordinator.


What you will bring


  • Academic or HBO
  • Workable knowledge of engineering, computer science or physics and affinity with Quantum science
  • Project management certification is a plus

Work experience

  • Three years’ experience as Project Lead, preferably in a technical and academic environment
  • Experienced in project planning and processing budget overviews (finance and personnel)
  • Experience in hardware and/or software development projects in the role of scrum master, is a plus but not a requirement
  • Knowing how to navigate in complex settings with many internal and external stakeholders


  • Strong analytic and planning skills
  • Driven personality with sense of initiative and can-do mentality
  • Organising as a second nature, combining helicopter view with an eye for detail
  • Independent, flexible, persistent and open team player
  • Good communication skills in English plus reasonable in Dutch (or willing to learn)


What you may expect from us

The Project Manager position is a 0.8 – 1.0 FTE role, with a minimum of 32 hours per week and a maximum of 38 hours per week. Appointment is for one year, with the option to become structural. The UFO profile: Project Manager 4, with a full-time salary based on VSNU-CAO Scale 11 (salary min 3.807 and max 5.211 gross per month on a fulltime basis). The actual salary will be based on your knowledge and relevant work-experience.


TU Delft/QuTech offers a customizable compensation package, an attractive pension scheme, holiday allowance, generous holidays, 13th month pay (paid as a pro-rata bonus in December), a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers our employees childcare and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (VSNU-CAO). Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply.


TU Delft as employer

Your contract will be with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), an organisation built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks, and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation.

For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers in both business and social contexts. TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s and 32 Master’s programs to more than 23,000 students. Our scientific staff consists of 3,500 staff members and 2,800 PhD candidates. Together we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to ensure positive change on a global scale:

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Additional information

QuTech is an inclusive organisation: we believe that diversity enhances the quality of our work and hence actively promote an inclusive policy.


Application procedure

For more information about this position please contact Ingrid Romijn, Division Coordinator QuTech Division Quantum Internet viaI.G.Romijn@tudelft.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Shannon de Groot-Finch via S.M.deGroot-Finch@tudelft.nl.


If you are interested in this position, please apply before 15 January 2022 via the application button on this page.