At Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), we work with people – students, scientists, and professionals from both private and public organizations – who are passionate about tackling the city’s most pressing urban challenges. At our home base in the heart of Amsterdam, we bring together this diverse interdisciplinary pool of topic experts to develop talent, for research and innovation, and to foster entrepreneurship in metropolitan solutions. For the development of new ideas and innovative solutions related to mobility, energy, food, digitization, circularity, and climate resilience.

Everyone brings their own expertise and skills to the table, and jointly we develop and valorize integrated solutions to reinvent the city. This unique approach results into AMS Institute being a ‘buzzing’ melting pot for new ideas and innovation, which you can truly sense at the institute.


About the position

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. You work in close consultation with the project leaders and, if necessary, you coordinate with various project partners.

With the realization of these various communication expressions, you contribute to the project goals and to the dissemination of the project results. Without your work, the research results will not find their way into practice. The divergent project schedules and sometimes tight deadlines don't scare you.

Of course, you are not just producing and transmitting. You also keep a close eye on current events, and you know how to connect these to the research and the project results.

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!

Read the vacancy in Dutch here >>

About you

We are looking for an all-round communication officer, who can quickly immerse him- or herself into various topics, who can switch quickly and who works independently. In addition, you can easily tick the following boxes:

  • You are experienced in developing various effective communication products for (research) projects. You enjoy translating scientific results into audience-friendly texts.
  • You have broad communication skills. From text writing, to supervising a video production, to organizing an event.
  • You know how to work in a multi-stakeholder environment. You are a clear communicator who is able to create a shared perspective on communication results.
  • You see opportunities and know how to connect them. So that communication in the various projects reinforces not only each other, but also corporate communication.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.

What we do

Cities, as we know them today, have a need to transform its systems on a metropolitan scale, to become more livable, resilient, sustainable and just, but also to offer good economic stability.

Urban Living Labs

Urban Living Labs provide a co-innovative setting, in which multiple stakeholders jointly test, develop and create metropolitan solutions.

About AMS Institute

At AMS Institute, the best of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) comes together in Amsterdam!

AMS Institute was founded in Amsterdam in 2014 as a partnership between TU Delft and WUR, in collaboration with MIT. The goal of AMS Institute is “to (re)invent a more prosperous city; sustainable, resilient, and just”. To this end, the institute develops (technological) knowledge in research projects, educates students and professionals, and drives innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve desired solutions.

Metropolitan challenges are addressed by focusing on six main themes: Smart Urban Mobility, Urban Energy, Circularity in Urban Regions, Metropolitan Food Systems, Responsible Urban Digitization, and Climate Resilient Cities. We organize research, education, and entrepreneurship activities in collaboration with a wide range of partners. On the one hand scientific partners, but especially in collaboration with the business community, City of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), and cities worldwide.

AMS Institute is an inclusive organization. Diversity is at the core of how we work towards our mission: re-inventing cities. It contributes to more creativity and innovation. AMS Institute is at the heart of society and wants to reflect that society. Our vacancies are therefore open to everyone.

Your terms of employment

  • This position is for 32-40 hours a week.
  • Contract for the duration of 1 year, with options to extend afterward.
  • Classification at level Hay 10 VSNU
  • Gross salary is between €2,960 and €4,670 based on 40 hours per week; depending on experience.
  • A structural end of year bonus of 8.3%.
  • Excellent pension scheme by ABP.

More information?

For more information about this position or the procedure please contact Martijn van Beersum, HR Officer; 06-10598900 or by e-mail; hr@ams-institute.org

Would you like to apply?

Please send your CV and motivation letter to: hr@ams-institute.org

This vacancy is open until August 20, 2022. We would like to schedule the first interviews on August 25.