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Medior Scientist Energy Finance and Economics
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
between € 3.700,- and € 5.600,-
36 hours per week

Contribute to the financial and economic aspects of the energy transition. Envision it! Become a researcher at TNO in Amsterdam.


Your projects will contribute to the transition from a fossil-based to a sustainable energy system. You’ll mainly do research on the financial and economic aspects of the energy transition. With your projects, you can create insight into who should finance the energy transition, how this should be done, and what the consequences of the energy transition will be for the economy. Examples are projects within the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, other sustainability programmes funded by the European Commission or assignments that you tackle in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

You’ll work on projects in the Energy Transition unit and the Energy Transition Studies expertise group. This expertise group develops techno-economic, socio-economic and social science knowledge, methods and tools that government agencies, companies and organisations can use to innovate within the energy transition. In this group, you’ll work in different teams depending on the subject of your project. Your greatest challenges on the road to a more sustainable Netherlands and Europe? Innovative research with impact, collaboration and networking in the TNO landscape to develop, together with your team, a vision and expertise that will make a difference in the energy transition.You’ll develop projects that have societal impact and you’ll work with TNO colleagues, external partners and relevant stakeholders to create and achieve that impact. Because impact is a prerequisite for a successful energy transition. Your credo is ‘a sustainable future is the only future’.
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You want your work to help accelerate the energy transition and you’re genuinely curious about the complexity of the issue. You’re particularly interested in the question of how we can best finance the transition and how the energy transition and its funding can contribute to the general prosperity of the Netherlands. You have a strong network in this research area and are able to play a connecting role between TNO and external partners and stakeholders in the Netherlands and Europe. You’re a creative thinker and you enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams. You will proactively seek out new opportunities to expand our network and to develop new research ideas and projects. Furthermore, you’re a natural team player with excellent communication skills. Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in the field of finance and economics;
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in a relevant specialist field;
  • A track record of projects and publications in the area of the energy transition;
  • Knowledge and experience of quantitative research methods (econometrics and/or financial models);
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language or a willingness to learn it.


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.
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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 € 3.700,- and € 5.600,- (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:

  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel allowance or a bike.
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis.
  • 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.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.

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You can apply till July 11. The first round of interviews is scheduled on July 20. The second round of interviews is scheduled for July 28. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

This selection process may include an online assessment and reference check.


Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Lara Dimitrovski
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-507 40690

Hiring manager: Sanne Huveneers
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 67219

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