Make an impact as a scientist or researcher

Contributing to a better future as a scientist or researcher. Can you envision it? At TNO, you will find everything you need to fulfil your ambition. Whatever career stage you are at. Working at TNO means making an impact. Especially as a researcher or scientist.

Take a look at our science and research vacancies

At TNO you contribute to the world of tomorrow within various research areas. Whatever your motivation, working for TNO means contributing to a safe, sustainable, healthy, and digital society.

With us, you get all the space you need to develop as an expert in one of our research areas. Help create robots that use sonar technology to detect unexploded World War II ordnance beneath the ocean. Or contribute to the transition to a circular economy with research into circular plastics. Whatever your specialisation, TNO is where your talent really shines.

Science and research work

As a TNO scientist, you conduct research for our clients: government agencies, knowledge institutions and businesses. You do this within one of our research groups. You work together with colleagues in multidisciplinary project teams. You take responsibility for the quality of the research, and steer the direction of research when necessary. You bring the core of complex thinking and analysis into the spotlight in a convincing and understandable way. You present the results of your research at conferences and publish in journals for fellow researchers. You will play a key role in the knowledge position of your research group. You will continuously build your network, and cooperate with scientists from other research institutes and universities.

Discover the advantages of working at TNO

  • Challenging and varied work making a real impact.
  • Excellent working conditions which you structure yourself
  • Development opportunities, e.g. attending relevant education or training courses
  • A professional, innovative working environment in which your colleagues are leading experts in their field.