Contributing to tomorrow's world. Envision it? Become a Scientist Human-Centered AI - Defence, Safety & Security at TNO in Soesterberg.
Do you envision a future in which collaboration between humans and autonomous systems is an integral part of our society? Of course you do! As a scientist in our team, you are the linking pin between AI-developers and the future users of AI applications. Your goal: accomplishing effective human-AI teaming. This job vacancy is at the Human Machine Teaming department, in team HART (Human-AI/Robot Teaming). HMT conducts research on the collaboration between people and smart systems. We work primarily for clients in the defense and security domain, but also for healthcare or industry. The HART team consists of about fifteen (over)enthusiastic and ambitious colleagues and usually two to three research interns.
What will be your role?
As an AI-scientist you have a significant share in applied research on human-centered artificial intelligence in the Defense domain. It is your mission to optimize collaboration between human and AI systems to the point that they become effective team partners. This is accomplished by your input in research projects with the topic of human-machine teaming and requires your mix of skills in conceptual design and evaluation. The latter is often done in close cooperation with end users, mostly from the domains of defense, safety and security. Your work will strongly impact our (future) society and let you dive into worlds that normally would remain off limits. What happens during an emergency procedure at a navy ship? And in the control room of fire brigades? What resources and skills are used to support the use of autonomous systems in the Dutch army? And, even more interesting: your input will give direction to the route to improvement. As our AI-scientist, you introduce the concepts that will raise the bar of the next-generation systems used by defense and safety domains, today and in the years to come.
What we expect from you
Connecting human-factors and technology, this is something that you master. By being an entrepreneur, you are able to bridge any gaps between hardcore technical researchers and the end users. You love to take the lead, define your route to the goal while motivating others to join you on the way. Working on projects that contribute to international peace and safety have your interest. And on top of that?
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 € 3.700,- and € 5.300,- (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.
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.
The selection process
Please apply before the 3rd of December, 2021. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 7th of December, 2021. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 10th of December, 2021. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.
The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.
In view of the current Corona restrictions, the selection and onboarding processes have been modified. Your invitation for a job interview will detail the relevant information.
As you will be working for clients in the domain of defence and security, a Certificate of No Objection issued by AIVD (The Dutch General Information and Security Service) is mandatory. This means you will have to undergo a security screening.
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: Heleen Stork
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-515 34922
Hiring manager: Chris Jansen