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Manager Innovation & Systems

Delft, Netherlands

At S[&]T we are specialized in R&D solutions for space, science, and defence. We live and breathe innovation, and are one of the few partners that work together with High Tech organizations in optimizing performance through projects on-site or in-house at S[&]T. We are currently looking for an Manager Innovation & Systems in Drenthe.

All the expertise needed to realize the frontend of a radio telescope is gathered in the Smart Frontend Group. Experts on antenna designmechanical and thermal designRFI expertise and smart filtering collaborate in challenging projects with fellow engineers on the development and design of state-of-the-art antennas and receiver systems for the next generation world-class radio telescopes, like LOFAR and SKA.

Since celestial radio waves are mostly very weak signals, large antennas and extremely sensitive and stable receiver systems are required. At the same time, these systems should be robust against the increasing man-made interference, caused by the boost in mobile broadband connectivity and navigation systems. The group defines and realizes the Smart Frontend technology roadmap in close collaboration with the astronomers and through this defines the innovation. The work encompasses all stages from experimental research and prototypes to the design and build of an operational telescope system.

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Job description

Your job is to manage the Smart Frontend Group and to collaborate as a senior engineer in projects.
You work with your team of fifteen engineers and researchers to define its strategy and operations including its expertise, methodology, financial aspects and human resource management.
You have a deep understanding of the technology and trends in the radio domain, and you are able to translate this into a technology roadmap.
You have a leading role in the Innovation and Systems (I&S) department and on the further development of the antenna and receiver expertise.
You have a strong (international) network among scientists and engineers. You are a proactive team player with leadership skills.
You have a strong focus on the customer, connecting technological possibilities with the requirements of the astronomy science cases.
You will participate in the I&S management team and assist in the formulation of the department strategy, the management of its operations and acquisition of new projects.

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Your Profile

 • PhD in RF or Antenna Engineering or comparable experience

• Experience in working in international science projects

• Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• Proficient oral and written communications skills in English and Dutch

• Pro-active and taking ownership

• Team player and builder

• Experience in the management of a research group would be considered a recommendation.

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Interested?

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to recruitment@stcorp.nl, or apply directly through our website! Kindly note that acquisition from third parties (e.g. agencies) based on this vacancy is not welcome.

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Send your CV and motivational letter to recruitment@stcorp.nl, or apply directly through this green button!

Kindly note that acquisition from third parties (e.g. agencies) based on this vacancy is not welcome.

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Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 10 days about your application, you may assume that we have selected another candidate we would like to interview for this position. We do our best to get back to you individually, however, due to a high volume in response, have not been able to reject your application in person.