Researches crisis management and critical infrastructure

What contribution do you want to make to a safe Netherlands?

At TNO Defense, Safety & Security, innovation is the core of our work. Our mission is to work with “science and innovation at the forefront”. We strive to give security professionals an advantage by providing them with the latest innovations, both in technology and in methods and practices. We work closely with partners such as ministries, security regions, police and defense, but also with universities and other knowledge institutions – both in the Netherlands and abroad.

We use our knowledge of threat, vulnerability and risk analysis to make partners in the security domain (more agile), more robust and ready for the future.

What do you want to do?

As a researcher in crisis management and critical infrastructure, you are part of the research group Networked Organizations.
You work in a team with passionate colleagues to, for example, improve the information position and decision-making within crisis management and analyze vulnerabilities and risks across chains for the protection of vital infrastructure in the Netherlands. With this you create insight into networks, dependencies and risks, on the other hand you develop methodologies, tools and concepts that our customers and partners can use themselves.

Formulating an answer to these issues requires in-depth knowledge of the causes, consequences, strategies and actions that play a role in these issues. You develop knowledge about how people, organizations, information, processes and technology in complex organizations are connected and how interdisciplinary network organizations work. You study how information is disseminated through networks, how risks and vulnerabilities arise due to dependencies within those networks, and how decisions are made. In these analyzes, you gather different aspects and look at the whole system.

How will you contribute to the world of the future? How big can your influence be? Come and work at TNO and see for yourself.

What we expect from you

We are looking for a colleague who has a passion for researching and understanding the interplay between organization, process, information and technology. This complex, material matter can be translated into useful applications. You get energy from organizing and attending work meetings with clients, and you are able to report and publish clearly about this.

What else do we expect:

  • You have a relevant university degree, such as political science / international relations, crisis and security management, (technical) public administration / company administration or integrated security science. We are an interdisciplinary team looking for different backgrounds. So do not hesitate to answer!
  • We are looking for people with 0 to 10 years of work experience. We are looking for various new colleagues, both start-ups and more experienced are welcome.
  • It is an advantage if you have knowledge and experience of the security domain, including crisis management and vital infrastructure.
  • You are a strong researcher, analytical, have experience in conducting (practical) research, like to think conceptually and have scientific curiosity. Both knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods is welcome (a research master is an advantage).
  • You can work well together, know how to tackle things, and you can quickly switch between different activities.
  • You have good communication skills (both written and oral and both Dutch and English).

What we offer you

Challenging and varied work of great importance. And lots of opportunities, because at TNO you have a lot of control over your career. In addition to a gross (full-time) monthly salary between € 2,800 and € 4,500 (depending on your knowledge and experience), holiday allowance (8%), a thirteenth month (8.33%) and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180) , you get every opportunity to develop yourself.

Maybe you want to grow in the direction of trading or advising. Or do you want to become a project manager, immerse yourself more in sustainable innovations or make a career as a technical expert.

In addition, at TNO you can put together a ‘menu’ with terms of employment that suit your personal situation. Whatever you can expect:

  • A highly professional, innovative work environment, with top experts as colleagues.
  • Opportunity to follow courses, trainings and workshops and to attend conferences, and coaching if you need it.
  • 33 vacation days (with full-time employment).
  • An employer that values ​​and encourages diverse talents, with initiatives such as the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and roundtables on inclusion themes.
  • Travel money.
  • Cozy activities with your team and other TNO employees. That way, you quickly get to know a lot of people.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home.
  • Access to our talent development program.
  • Networking opportunities and fun activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read here among which employment conditions you can choose.

TNO as employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have developed knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity, and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of room and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who are daring, who inspire you, and who want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: influence makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to the life of tomorrow. Read more about TNO as an employer.

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

What does the process look like?

You can respond until and including June 11, 2022. The application procedure consists of two rounds of interviews. The first round is scheduled for June 17, 2022. The second round is scheduled for June 21, 2022. At a final meeting, we will discuss the employment conditions that you put together yourself. We strive to complete the entire procedure within four weeks.

An online assessment and reference check can be part of the selection procedure.

Because you also have to work for clients in the field of defense and security, it is necessary for the AIVD to issue a Declaration of No Objection (VGB). Therefore, you need to undergo a safety check beforehand. You can read more about this here.

Has this position aroused anything in you?

Then we look forward to receiving your reply!
For more information about the job or procedure, please contact us.

recruits: Bouchra Al Lamaakchaoui
Mobile phone: +31 (0) 6-215 28167

Employment manager: Karin Jong, de
phone number: +31 (0) 6-515 42255

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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