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Research Support Officer (1 fte)

Vacature nummer
Niet-wetenschappelijke functies
Extern , Intern
Den Haag
Publicatie datum
23 januari 2024
6 februari 2024 Vacature gesloten

For the Research Support Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic

Research Support Officer (1 fte)

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Research Support Officer to reinforce and lead its newly created Research Support Team (RST). The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Project and Grant Manager, the other members of the RST, Institute Management and with relevant financial and administrative contacts at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) as well as LURIS to advance, support and guide the Institute’s acquisition and implementation of research and in particular its education-related grants.

Tasks include

  • Monitoring funding opportunities of all relevant funding agencies, in close collaboration with RST, faculty, LURIS;
  • Identifying research and education grant calls relevant for research groups within ISGA;
  • Supporting international consortium-building for the purposes of successful grant and project applications;
  • Supporting grant applications and advising researchers for drafting proposals;
  • Implementing grants with the RST and support scientific staff in managing and reaching core grant milestones;
  • Drafting project interim and progress reports;
  • Managing grant budgets;
  • Liaising closely with relevant colleagues and offices across Leiden university in all matters of grant implementation.


  • Minimum of graduate degree in disciplines related to the work of ISGA;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in supporting grant applications and advising on externally funded projects;
  • Strong analytical skills, organized, able to keep track of multiple projects at the same time;
  • Ability to advise on research- and education-related grants;
  • An excellent command of English in written and spoken word;
  • Enthusiasm for and proven track-record on research and education activities related to higher education and internationalisation strategies.

Our organisation

Leiden University/Our Faculties
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. It is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in February 1575, and currently ranks in the top 100 of most international rankings. The University has approximately 23,000 students and 4,000 staff members.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, located in The Hague – the International City of Peace and Justice- offers a range of other programs focused on international relations, security, international law and international organization. It also hosts the Leiden University College (LUC), an international honors college of Leiden University situated The Hague. Firmly rooted in the academic tradition, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs provides an inspiring and challenging education and research environment, with a strong interdisciplinary character and international orientation; it is a meeting place for students, scholars and professionals, a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Institute of Security and Global Affairs
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a leading research and education institute, focussing on the most pressing local, national, European and global security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It currently hosts more than 100 academic and support staff members and offers the BA in Security Studies, the MSc in Crisis and Security Management, the Advanced MA in International Relations and Diplomacy, the executive MSc in Cyber Security as well as a variety of innovative teaching offerings in the professional and MOOC fields. In addition, ISGA runs popular Minor Programmes in Global Affairs, Security, Safety and Justice and Intelligence Studies as well as the Faculty’s Honour Programme in Security and Global Affairs.

ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace and Justice and advances both theory-informed and policy-oriented research. For further information, visit https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs

Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamically growing Institute. S/he will initially be appointed for one year, but with the possibility and intention to turn the position into a permanent one, based on funding and performance.

Salary range from €3.072,-- to €4.103,-- gross per month (pay scale 8, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its academic community and strongly encourages applications with diverse profiles and backgrounds that are currently underrepresented.

Enquiries about the position can be made via email to Marc Bosma – institute manager – via email at m.bosma@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 6 February 2024 via the blue button in our application system. Envisaged starting date is 1 March 2024.

Applicants should submit please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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