Funding and Innovation Consultant

  • PNO Chemistry
  • 32 - 40H
  • Eindhoven, Maastricht, Utrecht, Rijswijk, Groningen

About the job

Do you have knowledge of (bio-)chemistry and would you like to get to know the consultancy profession? Join our organisation and participate in leading innovative chemistry and funding projects that will make a difference!

As Consultant Innovation & Grants (Bio-)Chemistry at PNO Chemistry, you work with the senior management or board of innovative organisations in (bio-)chemistry. It’s up to you to connect their (innovative) projects with the regional, national and international funding landscape and the many opportunities available. It comes down to your knowledge of the sector, your creativity and your communication skills to really help your clients and get their projects funded.

In this position, you will have every opportunity to significantly expand your network in and knowledge of (bio-)chemistry and innovation.

In collaboration with your colleagues, you will guide clients in linking their ambitions to financing opportunities. Furthermore, your daily tasks consist of:

  • Conducting interviews with companies (small to large) in the chemistry sector to explore opportunities from a financing and innovation perspective.
  • Preparing and following up on client meetings.
  • Planning, organising and coordinating the processes to arrive at applications.
  • Preparing and submitting high-quality applications.
  • Preparing high-quality reports and presentations.

PNO Chemistry is a funding consultancy and innovation partner for the chemical sector. The experts at PNO Chemistry help companies to give space to good ideas and to realise innovation. Not only by finding national or European grants for them, but also by giving shape and content to the innovation project.

The PNO Group has a total of about 400 employees, spread over 20+ locations in Europe: the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The company started more than three decades ago as a small start-up and is now the European market leader in funding and innovation advice, for anyone who starts something new with fervour.

About you

You have highly developed analytical skills and you value quality in your work. You have a commercial attitude and see it as a challenge to approach potential customers. Furthermore, you possess:

  • You have a university degree, preferably related to (bio-)chemistry.
  • You have a commercial attitude and see it as a challenge to approach potential customers.
  • You have a highly developed analytical capacity and you find quality in your work important.
  • You have good communication skills, both orally and in writing.

A day in the life of

a Funding and Innovation Consultant at PNO Chemistry

Describing a normal day is impossible in a dynamic environment like ours. But let’s give it a try and give you some insights on how our colleagues spend their time, working from home or from the office.

09:00 - 10:00
Interviewing companies (small to large) in the chemistry sector
10:00 - 12:00
Preparing and following up on customer conversations
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00
Planning, organising and coordinating the processes
14.00 - 15.30
Preparing and submitting high-quality applications
Preparing high-quality reports and presentations.

Our offer

Lots of freedom, flexibility and room for development

a competitive salary

30 vacation days (based on full-time employment)

a laptop and smartphone on loan

an office chair, a keyboard and an extra screen for the home workplace

a group discount on your health insurance

An extensive Learning & Development programme

You are fully involved in customer assignments at various companies

A good atmosphere and helpful colleagues

You have the possibility to work at one of our office locations in the Netherlands: Eindhoven, Utrecht or Groningen

Process steps

Step 1


With just a few steps, you can fill out the form and apply for the position.

Step 2

First interview

During the first interview we’ll get to know each other, and you will learn more about the job requirements. We will discuss your competencies and previous work experience as well as the job responsibilities.

Step 3


If there is a mutual interest, we will invite you for an online assessment. This assessment will help us find out if you have the skills, workstyle, and personality that fit within our team.

Step 4

Second interview

During the second interview we discuss the assessment results and if you fit within our team.

Step 5


Is there a mutual match? In that case we would love to make you an offer. The offer contains your salary and our terms of employment.

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