Scientist Information, Intelligence and Collaboration

Sharing information and collaboration are crucial for our security, but they’re not straightforward. Do you want to use your knowledge and interest in intelligent information and collaborative processes and prototypes to help?



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

You’ll be joining a fantastic team: Human Behaviour and Organisational Innovations. The 48-strong department develops and applies knowledge to the field of social innovation. At present, the Collaborative Intelligence field in particular is seeking new recruits. Here, our projects combine organisational science, data science, artificial intelligence, interaction design and psychology. We work on concrete innovations, based on high quality empirical research. We use our expertise to enhance information and collaborative processes at security organisations. We develop new ways of collaborating, providing information and organising.

Your responsibilities:
  • Researching and advising on matters such as organisational processes, collaboration between different parties and supporting intelligent information provision.
  • Putting into operation academic concepts concerning collaboration, information provision and organisation for soldiers and police officers, for instance.
  • Developing prototypes, drafting programmes of requirements and design specifications.
  • Observing, analysing and assessing information control and collaborative processes, and translating these into a design process, collaboration and support to enhance this.

What do we require of you?

  • Third-level graduate with a master’s in organisational psychology, organisational science, technical public administration or information science.
  • An additional course or modules in the field of data science or artificial intelligence would be an advantage.
  • Key competencies: Creative, keen learner, collaborative, empathetic, client-focussed, result-driven.
  • Knowledge of English is essential.
  • Affinity with security fields (e.g. police, defence, justice, fire service).
  • Affinity with data science, artificial intelligence, interaction design, human factors in cyber security and criminology.

What can you expect of your work situation?

It is important for wellbeing and prosperity in society that people are safe and that they feel safe.
To ensure that safety, security organisations like the police, the military and the Ministry of Justice work hard every day. Today’s security problems are so complex that security organisations, municipalities and other government services are increasingly working together more often. They are also working with citizens to come up with solutions. For instance, in crisis management or to track down citizens. Information provision, intelligence and collaboration are all crucial when it comes to tacking today’s security issues and those in the future. In this context, we call this: collaborative intelligence. With our team, we develop knowledge in the area of collaboration, information provision and intelligence, so that security organisations can innovate. As such, in our projects people are paramount.

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.
The salary for this position is between €2.830,- and €3.600,-, depending on your expertise and experience. Visit this page to find out more about our flexible terms of employment.

Application process

You can apply till the 11th of June. The first round of interviews is scheduled on the 19th of June. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. First two interview rounds and then an assessment. 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.

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

Hiring manager: Sharon Prins
Phone number: +31 (0)6-537 15812

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


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