Project leader EU Project Water Mining

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Delft, Netherlands 🇳🇱

FACULTY/DEPARTMENT: Faculty of Applied Sciences
JOB TYPE: Research, development, innovation
SCIENTIFIC FIELD: Natural sciences
SALARY: € 2.960,00 – € 4.670,00


Project leader: EU Project Water Mining


We are looking for a new member in our coordination team for a large EU water project. Water Mining connects 38 partners in Europe to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for recovery of water, nutrients and materials in wastewater treatment and de-salination. The project started in 2021 and runs until 2024. We implement 6 innovative case studies in 5 countries including Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy and The Netherlands. More information on the project can be found at

The project is coordinated by Prof. Patricia Osseweijer, Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht and Dr. Dimitris Xevgenos at Delft University of Technology. This project management team is now looking for an enthusiastic new assistant coordinator. As such you are responsible for the contribution to daily management tasks, such as preparing and monitoring actions of the weekly project management team; preparation and follow-up of the bi-monthly executive board and annual consortium meetings. You are also responsible to gather the required information for the formal reporting to the European Commission  and support the data management as established within the Consortium. Communication within the consortium and outside is part of the job as well as a key role in the organisation of the final conference in 2024. There are also opportunities for leading specific project tasks in communication and education. You will be part of a team, which extends to a group of TU Delft researchers related to this project and active in environmental biotechnology and social sciences such as value sensitive design, stakeholder relations, sustainability assessment and business modelling. You will be embedded in either the Section Biotechnology and Society or the Section Environmental Biotechnology.


  • interest in management and coordination
  • affiliation with wastewater treatment and sustainable, circular solutions
  • willingness to spend time abroad
  • interested to collaborate with industry and academic biotechnology researchers
  • documented experience with European project management
  • strong affinity and experience with administrative tasks
  • organisation and delivery of management information and reports
  • proactive in identifying challenges and suggesting solutions
  • good oral and written communication skills in English and team player
  • good in time management


TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft

Delft University of Technology is 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 to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor’s and specialist Master’s programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

The Department of Biotechnology addresses all relevant levels of organization in biotechnological processes: discovery, characterization, and engineering of enzymes as molecular catalysts; physiology, systems biology and engineering of microbial cells and cellular networks; ecophysiology of microbial populations; design and integration of unit operations in industrial and environmental bioprocesses and analysis of socio-economic impact. We also engage in research on pharma- and food-related topics, such as production and purification of biopharmaceuticals, cultivation of red blood cells for clinical applications and innovations in brewing.

Water Mining is a European Commission supported project led by TU Delft.

Additionele informatie

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


For more information about this position, please contact dr. Dimitris Xevgenos or Prof. Patricia Osseweijer, e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] . 

If you are interested in this vacancy please submit your application before 30/11/2022 via the application button uploading:

* a CV

* a short statement of motivation

* the name and contact of 2-3 references

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.