Communication Officer – Quantum Internet – TU Delft – Delft

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TU Delft

Job description

Are you proactive, passionate and ready for a new meaningful challenge? Do you already have experience as a communication advisor and outreach manager and a passion or background in Science? This role is for you!

In this unique role, you will be working at QuTech, dedicating all your efforts to QIA, the Quantum Internet Alliance. As a Communication officer, you will have the opportunity to become an integral part of QIA, a collaboration involving more than 40 industrial and academic organizations across Europe.

QIA’s mission is to build a global Quantum Internet by developing a full-stack prototype network that validates all key subsystems. Additionally, QIA aims to foster an innovative European Quantum Internet ecosystem, capable of scaling all sub-systems to achieve world-leading European technology .

Find out more about QIA at

As our Communication officer your responsibilities will be to raise awareness about the Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) and its mission and execute various activities such as:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging with the communication offices of QIA partners to align, support, and monitor the writing and publication of press releases and news articles, and promoting them through QIA channels.
  • Preparing QIA’s monthly newsletter.
  • Providing communication and outreach support for QIA activities such as QIA Hackathons, Use Case Challenges, the QIA Technology Forum…
  • Creating rich media outreach materials for print and online use.
  • Managing QIA’s social media channels (LinkedIn and Twitter) and online collaboration platforms (Teams and Slack), including but not limited to engaging with relevant stakeholders, answering queries and monitoring analytics.
  • Organizing QIA’s participation in industry events, and providing support in QIA-organized events.
  • Managing the QIA website, including content creation by writing and publishing news updates and other content, website maintenance, and SEO optimization using best practices and analyzing website metrics.
  • Managing QIA’s social media presence by developing content strategies, creating relevant campaigns and engaging posts, increasing engagement with QIA results, and analyzing social media performance to adjust strategies as needed.


We are looking for a Communication officer who is hands on, creative with 3 years of experience at least in communication, outreach and community building, preferably in a technical environment.

Furthermore you have:

  • HBO or Bachelors’ Degree
  • Knowledge of CMS and social media marketing & analytics tools.
  • Ability to work in a large consortium of partners across several European countries.
  • Interest in quantum technology.

Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply. For this role ideally we would like someone to be able to start in September or latest October.

Conditions of employment

This is a replacement for a maternity cover, we will offer you a 10th month contract which can be extended if needed. The UFO profile is Communication officer 1 with a full-time salary based on VSNU-CAO Scale 9 (3377 Euros to 4640 Euros).

Additionally, you will also receive:

  • A choice of working contract from 24 h to 32 h per week.
  • 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount on health insurance.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

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 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!


QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future, and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation. Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: ,  and . 220 FTE and over 300 curious people work in our divisions and support teams, and we actively welcome new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm.

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Application procedure

For information about this position, you can contact Vlora Rexhepi- van der Pol, QIA Innovation Manager at

For questions concerning the procedure please contact Audrey Monje, Senior Recruiter at QuTech at

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the application button on this page before the 28th July 2024.

The applications submitted will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position maybe closed for application if a suitable candidate is found.