Medior scientist local air quality modelling

As a medior scientist in local modelling you are eminently capable of modelling air quality on a local scale. You bring relevant experience from your work experience and will play a key role within TNO in this area.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

As a scientist you are seen as the person who has insight into the available tools and models inside and outside TNO, is able to operate these tools and models, and knows how to interpret the results. You are knowledgeable in the field of local air quality modelling inside and outside TNO.

The above is designed to flag up and chart the impact of society’s actions on air quality and to render the effects of policy transparent so that policymakers and decision-makers are given effective points of departure to go on.

What do we require of you?

  • You have a degree in environmental sciences, physics, chemistry or mathematics and, after graduating, you have gained five to seven years' work experience in the field of local air quality modelling e.g. at an engineering firm (MER, environmental impact reports), company or research institute.
  • You are familiar with local air quality models in the EU/NL and relevant legislation.
  • You have a good understanding of processes and algorithms of models and their limitations and have experience in operating these models.
  • You are capable of becoming an external expert for TNO in the field of local air quality and can advise internally on which modelling strategy to follow in cooperation with various expertise groups.
  • You are capable of setting up a TNO-wide strategy and vision for local air quality models and feel responsible for quality, maintenance and a development plan.
  • You are capable of explaining complex subject matter in straightforward language both verbally and in writing (English and Dutch) and of enthusing others or persuading them of your argument.

What can you expect of your work situation?

Within the Circular Economy & Environment Unit, the CAS Expertise Group analyses the impact of human activity on the environment.
The Expertise Group has at its disposal data stemming from state-of-the-art equipment (satellites and measurement towers on the ground) as well as calculation models (LOTOS-EUROS), which make it possible to calculate and trace the composition, origin and expected distribution of a wide range of substances in the air – such as particulate matter, NH3, NOx, SOX, O3, etc. – and to reach verdicts on air quality (anywhere in the world). CAS also has the requisite expertise to assist government policymakers and decision-makers in the private sector when it comes to transitioning to a more sustainable, cleaner and socioeconomically more desirable economy. Our areas of focus and hence our staff are at the heart of debate in society.

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.
Visit this page to find out more about our flexible terms of employment.

Application process

You can apply till the 16th of August. The first round of interviews is scheduled on 27th of August. 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.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Anne-Maartje Uijl- Meijman, den
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-469 66067

Hiring manager: Gerard Laan, van der
Phone number: 088 866 2038

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


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