Job vacancy: junior project manager

De Proeffabriek is looking for a junior project manager to support the activities for two European projects addressing the societal implications of nanotechnology: GoNano and NANORIGO.


  • Organising international expert meetings on the societal aspects of nanotechnology.
  • Organising regular physical and online meetings with a European network of project partners.
  • Writing policy reports with recommendations for European policy makers, researchers and producers.  
  • Representing the European projects during relevant international events.
  • Maintaining a European network of researchers, producers, policy makers and non-governmental organisations working in the area of nanotechnology.
  • Providing support with drafting new project proposals.   


  • A combined background in nanotechnology or similar study and the social or human sciences at Master- or PhD-level.
  • Excellent control of the English language in speech and writing (English will be the main language).
  • Excellent communicative and networking skills.
  • Flexible and autonomous attitude.
  • Readiness to travel abroad regularly .
  • Experience with WordPress and social media is a plus.


  • A one-year contract for 40 hours per week (1,0 FTE), with the possibility to extend the contract (a part-time position may be negotiable);
  • Gross salary, depending on background and experience, between €2.709,- and €4.274,-  per month on the basis of 40 hours per week, in accordance with scale 10 of the VSNU.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% per year of the gross salary.
  • De Proeffabriek is located in Arnhem, flex-work is negotiable.

About De Proeffabriek, GoNano and NANORIGO

De Proeffabriek (DPF) is a consultancy for responsible innovation. DPF focuses on social value creation in research and innovation: we work with researchers, innovators and policy makers to realise social and environmental benefits in addition to economic gain. See:  

The EU-funded GoNano project enables co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations, and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns. See:

NANORIGO (NANOtechnology RIsk Governance) aims to develop and implement a transparent, transdisciplinary and science-based Risk Governance Framework (RGF) for managing nanotechnology risks regarding social, environmental and economic benefits:

Please contact dr Daan Schuurbiers, director of De Proeffabriek for further information (06-14365216, 

Candidates are requested to send their CV and motivation letter to before 1 July 2019. The job interviews will be held in the first week of July.

Download the English text in pdf here: Job vacancy – junior project manager – De Proeffabriek – ENG (pdf)

Download the Dutch description in pdf here: Vacature – junior projectmanager – De Proeffabriek – NL (pdf)