Senior Scientist, Maritime & Offshore Structures
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t: +31 2 02 40 43 78
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: competitive
Closing Date: 20/01/2020
Formal Interview Date: First round: 13/02/2020; Second round: 18/02/2020
TNO - Senior Scientist, Maritime & Offshore Structures
TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, is seeking to appoint a Senior Scientist, Maritime & Offshore Structures for their Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime (BI&M) unit.
TNO is an independent applied research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. With approximately 3,200 staff, TNO works for a range of clients: government agencies, SMEs, large companies, service providers and social organisations. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.
For more information about TNO: www.tno.nl
The Role and Profile
TNO is now seeking to appoint a Senior Scientist to lead the Maritime & Offshore Structures Programme. The Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime group supports industry and government to realise reliable, efficient and sustainable solutions in the building, civil infrastructure and maritime and offshore sectors. The Senior Scientist will sit within the Structural Dynamics (SD) Department of the BI&M unit. SD’s researchers focus on the mechanical behaviour of structures when subjected to extreme conditions, such as collision impacts, aging by fatigue or corrosion and cryogenic conditions, for metals and composite materials. The combination of advanced computations and experimental validation result in product improvement and safe operations at all conditions.
The Senior Scientist plays a strong role in driving the direction and strategic technical priorities for TNO Structural Dynamics in its leading role. Having a strong understanding of emerging technologies and market-driven questions, s/he will be a key contact for clients and partners, acting as the technical sparring partner for these stakeholders. With a strong network and standing in the (inter)national arena, the Senior Scientist will be engaged in developing new projects and programs that bolster competitiveness and improve sustainability for Dutch and European industry and governments.
The Senior Scientist links the latest technological developments to the challenges faced by the (international) maritime and offshore industry as part of the acquisition of new projects. S/he acts as a source of expertise, and has practical technical expertise, a strong scientific profile as well as business acumen and relevant networks to oversee the development of new technologies and applications.
S/he has a pioneering mentality, and the ability to connect technology with market- and socially-driven challenges to develop and drive an ambitious vision that puts TNO further on the map. With strong communication and listening skills, customer focus and leadership skills the Senior Scientist is able to convince and inspire colleagues, partners and clients.
The Senior Scientist position is a full-time position, based in Delft, the Netherlands, offering flexible working hours.
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee at TNO. Applications should consist of a covering letter addressing motivation and suitability against the person specification and a full curriculum vitae. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2404378 or by emailing Mario.Adamo@perrettlaver.com. Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/, quoting reference 4449. The closing date for applications is 20 January 2020 at 9am (CET).
The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, the terms and conditions of employment will be discussed. For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD (General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands) issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website (https://www.aivd.nl/onderwerpen/veiligheidsonderzoeken).
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