Workshops and Training Coordinator – Netherlands eScience Center (0.8 FTE) 


The Netherlands eScience Center is looking for a new colleague who will reinforce the community management team by contributing the eScience Center’s workshop and training programme.  

If you are passionate about education, open-source and digital technologies, have a talent for organizing projects and want to contribute to improving skills of researchers, then this is the job for you. 

Who are we?

The Netherlands eScience Center is the national centre for innovative software solutions in academic research. We aim to bridge the gap in knowledge and expertise between digital technologies on the one hand and scientific and scholarly inquiry on the other. We create the tools and digital methodologies that enable researchers across all disciplines to answer research questions, harnessing our unique blend of academic expertise and software development skills. We attach great importance to software quality and sustainability and academic recognition of research software. We run an extensive training programme, which is coordinated by our community management team and carried out by our research software engineers. 

We stand for a research-focused, professional, collaborative, open and resourceful approach to everything we do. Our people have diverse backgrounds in education, gender, nationality and ethnicity. Together, we form an inclusive group with a shared drive. 

Who are you?

  • You have an academic degree and affinity with academic research.  
  • You have a minimum 2 years of work experience in a relevant position where you managed small projects and coordinated teams. 
  • You have experience and/or formal qualifications in teaching computational skills. 
  • You have experience in organizing, providing and developing training and instructional materials. 
  • You have a working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, R and Bash and concepts such as version control, workflow management and open science. 
  • You are motivated to carry out and improve workshop logistics. 
  • You have good interpersonal skills, including giving effective feedback and coaching. 

You may also

  • Have pedagogical training. 
  • Be a member of the Carpentries community (e.g. as Carpentries certified instructor, instructor trainer or lesson maintainer). 
  • Have technical knowledge of website development. 
  • Be social media savvy. 
  • Have an interest in learning from other training communities of practice. 

What will you do?

  • Work within the community management team, and with the lead of the training programme in particular, to develop and professionalize the workshops and training provided by the eScience Center. 
  • Contribute to teaching digital skills workshops. 
  • Carry responsibility for workshop administration, logistics and communications, in collaboration with the Event Manager and Communications Advisor.  
  • Onboard, support and encourage our research software engineers in the training programme. 
  • Keep documentation, processes, surveys and communication up to date. 
  • Liaise with The Carpentries and other training communities. 
  • Collaboratively develop and review high-quality training materials. 
  • Analyse workshop data (such as survey data and participation statistics). 

What we can offer you:

  • Room for initiative and ideas, and the opportunity to creatively help shape the future of the eScience Center.  
  • We work at the forefront of cutting-edge international research.  
  • You will be part of a team of intelligent, collaborative and ambitious people passionate about academic research.  
  • You will be given extensive opportunities to develop your professional and personal  capacities further.  
  • Salary scale 10-11, based on our Collective Labour Agreement (WVOI Cao-OI), depending on qualifications and expertise.  
  • Excellent secondary benefits: the possibility to work part-time, an allowance for travel and mobile expenses, a holiday allowance (8%), 42 holidays and an end year bonus (8,33%).  
  • Incoming international employees could benefit from significant government tax relief (30% ruling) for several years.  

Want to join us?

Apply here. Your application must contain a CV and a letter of motivation. The closing date for sending your application is 29 January 2023. We will get back to you after this date.

For questions about this position, please contact Mateusz Kuzak (). For questions about the hiring process and for more information about job opportunities at the eScience Center or the hiring process, send an e-mail to .  

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