Junior Consultant/Analyst (m/f/x)

Junior Consultant/Analyst (m/f/x)

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18 May 13 Jun Amsterdam

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Do you want to contribute to our policy consultancy projects for (semi) public clients in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond?

Job description

As Junior Consultant/Analyst you will contribute to our policy consultancy projects for (semi) public clients in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. You will join our team in a wide variety of projects, such as:

  • Evaluating research and technology organisations, such as TNO, NWO & KNAW
  • Studying the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa
  • Studying vaccine misinformation in Europe
  • Leading the EU Initiative of developing a ‘Blue Economy’ Network and Roadmap
  • Leading the Intelligent Cities Challenge for the European Commission
  • Advising the Dutch Government on their investment strategy in Key Enabling Technologies
  • Developing an R&D strategy for the Irish Medtech sector

Your responsibilities

  • Execution of analyses for projects in the area of science, technology and innovation policy for our clients, of high quality and within time and budget.
  • Application of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Design of data collection strategies and collecting and analysing data and statistics (using Excel, STATA, R or Python).
  • Design, implementation and analysis of surveys and interviews.
  • Broader policy analysis based on desk review.
  • Supporting the organisation of policy workshops.
  • Writing reports and visualising data.
  • Contributing to the acquisition of new projects (business development and sales).
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our processes and working methods.
  • Contributing to a good atmosphere within Technopolis.
  • Sharing the responsibility for your own professional development.


Technopolis BV


Your profile

  • Affinity with science, technology and innovation policy in the Netherlands and Europe.
  • A wide interest in technology & innovation and the application thereof in areas such as health & life sciences, green economy, higher education, digitalisation, entrepreneurship and regional clusters. 
  • Good command of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
  • A relevant academic education at Master's level, preferably in the social sciences or a combination of beta-gamma sciences, for example innovation sciences, engineering and policy analysis, economics, econometrics, political science, and public administration.
  • Sensitivity to policy processes and the ability to look at them analytically.
  • Excellent level of English (spoken and written). Working level proficiency of Dutch is a strong advantage. Proficiency in other languages is an additional advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills: oral and written. 
  • Sense for working in a commercial environment with a customer-friendly but critical approach and an eye for both quality and deadlines.
  • A pleasant colleague with an intellectually curious and committed attitude.
  • 0-3 years of working experience.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with a view to a permanent position.

  • A pleasant working atmosphere in a small team of about 40 professionals, part of a larger international group (10 countries with in total 220+ staff).
  • A warm work environment where inclusion, equality and respect for everyone are important values.
  • A position of 36-40 hours per week, initially for 1 year, but with a view to a permanent position (depending on performance and market conditions).
  • Challenging, interesting and varied projects for national, regional and international clients in a highly dynamic field.
  • Strong opportunities for professional development, including into project management and sales.
  • A competitive salary based on your background and experience. The salary includes a bonus component, based on personal performance and company results. 
  • A first-class train pass for your commute.
  • Business laptop and phone. 
  • Participation in the Technopolis BV pension scheme.
  • Flexible start, latest by September 2021.


Technopolis Group

Technopolis Group is a leading international policy consultancy firm, operating across the globe with 11 offices in Europe, Africa and Latin America.  Technopolis Group’s Dutch office, based in Amsterdam, provides research and consultancy services on science, technology and innovation policy. Founded in 1996, we serve clients in the Netherlands, Flanders, across Europe and beyond. Our team of passionate domain and methodological experts is dedicated to providing the (semi) public sector with high-quality strategic and policy studies and valuable advice.

Every day our team of 40 professionals strives to help solve societal problems, strengthen the economy and improve policies and organisations. Our thought-leaders bring new developments in policy research and advice into practice and are up-to-date on the latest trends in science, technology and innovation. Over the years, our advice, visions and best practices have been adopted by policymakers all over Europe and beyond.

Our office’s expertise is broad and covers all thematic areas within Technopolis Group. Apart from the general focus on science, technology and innovation, we have considerable experience of green economy, digital economy, health & life sciences, industry, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, higher education, intellectual property and standards and regional policy. We furthermore offer extensive expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering; Health; Economics; Law; Behaviour and society; Language and culture; Food; Agriculture; Natural sciences
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • AT TE 20220518



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