Junior Scientist Intelligent Autonomous Systems

What are you going to do?

When you start, a number of projects are ready for you. We naturally look at your interests and specialism. Within the projects you do applied scientific research into innovative solutions that make vehicles, ships and buildings a lot smarter. Think of a building that can save energy independently. Or a naval fleet that partly consists of self-propelled unmanned ships. You work together with your colleagues within and outside the project team, but also with customers and partners, for example from the business community.

Techniques from artificial intelligence, mathematics, systems engineering, robotics and the internet of things; it all comes along. The great thing is that you see concrete results of your work. The prototypes that you co-develop are in many cases actually applied in practice. In addition to your research tasks, you contribute to articles about your field, for example in the context of a conference. And you help to renew the field.

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What do we ask of you?

You are a creative, curious and innovative researcher who likes to unravel and analyze complex problems. You know better than anyone the essence. You are also focused on collaboration, both with your colleagues and with partners in the field. What else do you have at home?

  • A university master’s degree in technical education, such as mathematics, physics, artificial intelligence or computer science.
  • A promotion in your field is an advantage.
  • Preferably some experience with programming languages ​​such as C, C ++, Java and Python.
  • Affinity with the domain of defense and security.

Do you have more experience? Also view our vacancies for medior scientist and senior scientist.

What can you expect from your working environment?

As an independent research organization, TNO bridges the gap between the academic world and companies. We translate research results into clear applications and solutions. This is how we solve the problems of the day after tomorrow. With us you have the time to think longer and more calmly about situations. And is a project completed? Then we resume our voyage of discovery to tools, gadgets and advice that will benefit Dutch companies and organizations in the future. With around 3,000 employees, we work in nine different domains for a variety of clients: governments, SMEs, social organizations, large companies and service providers.

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Unmanned and autonomous systems can no longer be ignored in our society. Drones, robots, self-driving cars, smart factories, intelligent sensor networks, smart grids and so on. The Intelligent Autonomous Systems department conducts research into the underlying technology of these types of systems. With practical demonstrators and prototypes, we help customers to develop new products and solve social issues. Our automation makes it possible, for example, for navy ships to sail with smaller crews. That unmanned systems can be used together as a swarm. Or that buildings and data centers learn for themselves where they can save energy. Our more than forty professionals work closely with government, industrial partners and universities.

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What can TNO offer you?

Working with pleasure means something different for every employee. That is why we offer, for example, a-la-carte terms of employment, whereby you can exchange various terms of employment against each other every month. Thanks to flexible working hours (for example 4×9) and various leave arrangements, you can create a package that best suits your needs. Click here for more information about our flexible terms of employment.
TNO attaches great importance to both your personal and your professional development. There are many possibilities to get started with your development: conferences, training courses, workshops, coaching, peer review, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO, you are largely in control of your own career. The salary for this position is in scale 10 and depends on your expertise and experience.

What does the process look like?

This application procedure has two rounds of interviews. This is followed by a selection assessment. And finally we discuss the employment conditions in an interview. We aim to complete this within 4 weeks.

For this vacancy it is necessary for GISS to issue a VGB after conducting a security investigation. For more information, visit the AIVD website.

Did this vacancy trigger anything?

Then I look forward to receiving your application!
If you have any questions, you can contact us.


Recruiter : Heleen Stork
Mobile : +31 (0) 6-515 34922
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/heleen-stork-a30a121/

Hiring manager : Peter Jan Doets
Phone number : 08886 67041