Scientist Intelligente Autonome Systemen

  • Aanbod Max. € 70,000
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 9072000
  • Locatie Den Haag
  • Contract In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Education

Over deze vacature

Brief description of activities
How can we make systems in, for example, naval vessels or sustainable buildings even more intelligent and autonomous? And thus saving energy or creating more efficient processes? As a scientist you bend over these kinds of issues. At TNO you work on innovative practical applications and fundamental research. At the same time you contribute to innovation in the field.


Deliverable result
Within various complex projects you apply applied scientific research to innovative solutions that make vehicles, ships and buildings a lot smarter. Think of a building that saves energy independently. Or to a naval fleet that partly consists of self-propelled unmanned vessels. You work together with your colleagues inside and outside the project team, but also with clients and with partners, for example from the business community. When you start, we determine in consultation with which projects you join. Of course we look at your interests and specialism.

Techniques from Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Robotics and the Internet of Things. The nice thing about this 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 write articles about your field, for example in the context of a conference. And you play an important role in renewing the discipline and giving direction to the department. Read more about distributed sensor systems at TNO.

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

Your team
Unmanned and autonomous systems can no longer be ignored from our society. Drones, robots, self-driving cars, smart factories, intelligent sensor networks, smart grids and so on. The Distributed Sensor 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, that navy vessels can also sail with smaller crews. That unmanned systems can be used together as a swarm. Or that buildings and data centers themselves learn where they can save energy. Our over forty professionals work closely with government, industrial partners and universities.

Meet your colleagues:


  • Max. € 70,000


Job requirements
You are a creative, curious and innovative researcher who likes to unravel and analyze complex problems. Like no other you know how to make the essence clear. You also stimulate cooperation, both with your colleagues and with partners in the field. You are also someone who pulls the cart in a natural way, guides less experienced colleagues and initiates improvements. What else do you have?

  • An MSc or PhD from a technical degree, such as mathematics, physics, artificial intelligence or computer science
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience and preferably a promotion in your field
  • Experience with hybrid artificial intelligence and designing unmanned and autonomous systems. This allows you to see through which combination of different AI techniques and system architecture forms a promising solution direction for a problem
  • Preferably experience with programming languages, such as C, C ++, Java and Python
  • Affinity with the domain of defense and security is a strong pre