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This is your time to make a mark on research into dynamic and/or failure behaviour of structures. Become Scientist Innovator Naval and Offshore Structures at TNO in Delft.


About this position

The Naval and Offshore Structures department stems from the Structural Dynamics department. We focus on the design, analysis and testing of a wide variety of mechanical structures. This mainly concerns (naval) ships and offshore structures. We focus on their dynamic behaviour, often under extreme conditions. Because we have a well-equipped lab, practical and theoretical knowledge go hand in hand and we are able to solve the most complex problems. Examples of our research range from shock-resistant ship structures to the structural safety of offshore structures for renewable energy, such as offshore wind turbines or floating solar parks.


What will be your role?

As an innovator in the Naval and Offshore Structures research group, it will be your job to predict and assess the dynamic behaviour and/or the failure behaviour of various structures caused by dynamic loads. You will do this on the basis of calculations, experiments or a combination of the two, carried out by you and the team.


What we expect from you

You have a university degree in marine engineering, civil engineering, or mechanical engineering, with a specialisation in the field of mechanics and/or structural dynamics. You have a solid theoretical foundation, have mastered numerical techniques, and also have 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 have a good command of spoken and written Dutch and English (at least level B1).


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 € 3.124,- and € 5.522,- (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 offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • A modern mobility policy including 100% public transport reimbursement for commuting and business travel using a Mobility Card.
  • 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.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.


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. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.


The selection process

The selection process comprises two interview rounds.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.

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. Read more about security screening.