Vacancies

  • Project Communications Officer
    Application deadline: August 20, 2022

    In this job, you are surrounded daily by scientific research, education, and entrepreneurship that contributes to metropolitan solutions – for Amsterdam and other cities worldwide. You are responsible for designing, coordinating, and realizing the communication activities of various research programs and projects of AMS Institute. This includes (texts for) project websites, videos, infographics, (network) events, and other communication material.

    In this position, you are part of a communication team of five people. As a result, there are always colleagues with whom you can consult to do your work even better.

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  • Postdoc climate resilience action research on urban living labs
    Application deadline: August 15th, 2022

    Sea level rise, soil subsidence, extreme rainfall, and drought: climate change induces new challenges and risks for real estate and infrastructure, especially in low-lying urbanized deltas, such as the Netherlands. Urbanized deltas are vulnerable to risks of flooding, excessive heat and rainfall, and damage to wooden pile foundations and (underground) infrastructure.

    The RED&BLUE research consortium is committed to finding scientific and practical solutions to mitigate climate risks and to keep urban deltas liveable and prosperous. As such, scientific research is interwoven with two urban living labs which build on use cases of the stakeholders. The living labs are Greater Rotterdam and Greater Amsterdam.

    As part of this research project, two postdoc positions are available - one for each living lab - for the scientific substantiation of the action research in setting up, coordinating, and monitoring the living labs. The living labs are led by AMS Institute and the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS). The postdoc positions will both be appointed at TU Delft, however for one of the two positions the daily workplace is at AMS Institute in Amsterdam.

    A selection of research objectives:
  1. Identify and understand the challenges, barriers, and enablers for the implementation of integrated real estate and infrastructure climate risk management strategies in urban delta areas, using living labs as both a study area and research approach;
  2. Develop co-creative approaches for the local agenda-setting, development, implementation, and integration of equitable and just real estate and infrastructure climate risk management strategies;
  3. Facilitate the testing and validation of models, methods, approaches, strategies, tools, and solutions developed in the scientific work packages of the RED&BLUE research in a real-world setting.

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  • Project manager sustainable highrises in the built environment
    Application deadline: August 21st, 2022

    For a new multidisciplinary project within our Circularity in Urban Regions program called "Industrialized modular and low emission high-rise buildings in the G4", we are looking for a project manager. The project's objective is for the municipalities of the G4 to issue uniform calls for tender in the field of sustainability for high-rise buildings.

    We are looking for an experienced project manager who is excited to:
    • Lead the project "Industrialized modular and low emission high-rise buildings in the G4" within the program Circularity In Urban Regions;
    • Manage partners and coordinate collaboration between different organizations and knowledge institutions (triple helix);
    • Develop a work plan for the project and translate impact ambitions into concrete results;
    • Monitor project planning and deliverables, and justify results to the grantor (size +/- 2M Euro);
    • Realize impact, scalability, and visibility of the project; and
    • Manage uncertainties and risks, and respond to unexpected events, as inherent to experimentation in living labs.

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  • Secretary AMS Institute
    Application deadline: August 21st, 2022

    In the role of AMS Institute's secretary, you are the right-hand and interlocutor of the management team - which consists of a Managing Director, Scientific Director, and Director of Innovation - and of colleagues within the institute regarding business operations. Are you excited to take on the responsibilities to support our institute in administrative and business management processes?

    We are looking for someone who supports policy and decision-making and its effective and efficient realization, within the institute and with core partners. In addition, you design, direct, and coordinate operational processes. For example, you support the budget, seek legal advice, monitor and ensure the availability of management information and make the connection between (scientific) staff and support.

    We are looking for someone who, among others, has:
    • Experience with policy and operations in a complex organization;
    • Affinity with and experience within the field of AMS Institute;
    • Able to deal with the interests of various stakeholders from different disciplines and with different roles, responsibilities or experiences.

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