Junior Scientist Building Dynamics | Delft

Contributing to tomorrow’s world. Envision it. Become a scientist at TNO in Delft.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will be your role?

As a Junior Scientist in the Structural Dynamics research group, you will work in teams on various national and international projects. Some of the projects focus on research and the development of new, innovative knowledge. You will also carry out projects in which TNO’s knowledge is directly applied in the operations of clients from industry and government. As a junior innovator Building Dynamics, you will predict and assess the dynamic behaviour and/or the failure behaviour of various structures in the construction and infrastructure domain. You will do this on the basis of calculations, experiments or a combination of the two, carried out by you and the team.

The Structural Dynamics department works on the design, analysis and testing of a wide variety of land or water-based mechanical structures, focusing on the dynamic behaviour of structures. Thanks to our well-equipped lab, practical and theoretical knowledge go hand in hand and we are in a position to solve the most complex problems.

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

You have a university degree in civil engineering, architecture or mechanical engineering, specialising in the field of mechanics/dynamics. You have a solid theoretical foundation, but also a practical understanding of the behaviour of structures.
In addition to substantive expertise, we attach great importance to communication skills and a focus on clients and results in order to work as a team towards an end result that is useful and applicable for our clients. You also have a good command of spoken and written Dutch and English.

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 2.900,- and € 3.700,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself. Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert? 
  • TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect: 
  • A good pension scheme. 
  • Travel allowance or a bike.
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.  
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis. 
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.   
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.  
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs. 
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates
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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 making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. 
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The selection process

You can apply till July 4. The first round of interviews is scheduled on July 14. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.

The selection process may include an online assessment and reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Lara Dimitrovski
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-507 40690

Hiring manager: Tom Basten
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 66489

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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Dr Tom Basten

  • Structural Dynamics

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