Medium/large world Defense, Safety and Security

Medium/large world Defense, Safety and Security

In one of the most innovative research and development environments in the Netherlands, you will work on new concepts and technologies that contribute to peace and security around the world. This is in conjunction with leading researchers in various technical fields. Would you like to use your knowledge and experience for innovations in defense and security? This is possible in the Defense, Safety and Security (DSS) unit! As a mediocre or scholar, you advocate for quality and strengthen the epistemological position of your research group.

At DSS, we strive for an inclusive culture in which we are open, talk, listen and look out for each other. We work together to achieve common goals, across disciplines and departments, we encourage diversity and learn from each other’s experiences and ideas. This puts science and innovation at the fore. Read more about defense and security at TNO

Meet some of your future colleagues here: Working on a safe society | Get to know TNO – YouTube

What will you do?

As a broker or senior scientist, you conduct research for clients – in particular – in the field of defense and security. You can do this from one of the DSS Unit’s 15 research groups, working with colleagues on multidisciplinary project teams. With your experience and expertise, you are a role model for your junior colleagues who guide you in their development. You usually work on four to five projects at the same time. It is also possible to fulfill the role of project leader. As a moderator or senior scientist, you are responsible for the quality of the research and know how to adjust the direction of the research when necessary. You monitor budget and deadlines closely and are an important sparring partner for clients and colleagues. You also take the lead in developing new methods and improving existing ones.

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You put the essence of complex thinking and analytical work persuasively and comprehensively in the spotlight, for both clients and colleagues. You can also present your research results at conferences and publish them in peer-reviewed journals. This way you play an important role in the cognitive attitude of your research group. You are constantly building your network, inside and outside TNO, working with scholars from other research institutes and universities.

How do you want to contribute to the world of tomorrow? How big is your influence? Come work at TNO and see for yourself.

What do we expect from you

You have been involved in the world of science and technology innovations for quite some time and you feel completely at home there. At the same time, you know how to connect to the community. You use your analytical qualities and your ability to think abstractly to unravel the question behind the question and to develop creative solutions to it. You will then know how to convince clients, collaboration partners, and colleagues of its added value.

What else to bring:

  • University Masters or PhD, for example, in one of the following disciplines: Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Econometrics, Psychology, or Business (Technical).
  • Experience or interest in defense and security.

What do we offer you

A challenging and diverse business with a serious impact. And many more opportunities, because at TNO you are in great control of your career. In addition to your gross monthly salary (full-time) between €3,500 and €5,800 (depending on your knowledge and experience), vacation allowance (8%), month 13 (8.33%) and flexible budget (5.58% + €180), you get every chance to develop yourself.

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Perhaps you want to grow in the direction of trading or consulting. Or do you want to become a project manager, (deputy) department manager, or do you want to dig deeper into sustainable innovations or pursue a career as a technical expert.

In addition, at TNO you can make a “list” of working conditions that suit your personal situation. All you can expect:

  • A highly professional and innovative work environment, with the best experts as colleagues.
  • Possibility to follow training courses, workshops, visit conferences and training if you need it.
  • 33 days off (with full-time work).
  • An employer that values ​​and encourages diverse talent, through initiatives such as the Women’s Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and roundtables on inclusion topics.
  • Travel or bicycle allowance.
  • Fun activities with your team and other TNO employees. This way you can quickly get to know a lot of people.
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home.
  • Comprehensive transition package for international applicants.
  • Good pension system.

Read here the business terms that you can choose from.

TNO as an employer

At TNO we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932 we have been developing knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in amazement and creativity, and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with daring people who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to fulfill your vision. What you do at TNO matters: Impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to the life of tomorrow. Read more about TNO as an employer.

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We at TNO encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you offer. By combining our unique strengths and perspectives, we can specifically develop innovations that make a real difference to society. know more? Read what steps we’re taking in diversity and inclusion.

What does the process look like?

This is a permanent vacancy, we are looking for many short term professionals. The application procedure consists of two rounds of interviews. At a final meeting, we discuss terms of employment that you compose yourself. We aim to complete the entire procedure within four weeks.

Online assessment and reference examination can be part of the selection procedure.

Since you will also be working with clients in defense and security, it is essential that AIVD issues a declaration of no objection (VGB). This is why you should go through a security check beforehand. You can read more information about this here

Did this vacancy spark something in you?

Then we look forward to receiving your response!
For more information about the job or procedure, please contact us.

the recruit: Jane Dounisfield
Moving: +31 (0) 6-294 07566

recruitment manager: Wemke Weij, van der
phone number: +31 (0) 6527 79032

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not estimated.

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