Having an impact on societal challenges and policy: that’s what it means to do research for the Dutch Government (Rijksoverheid).
You can contribute in various disciplines, like (not limited to):
Tasks of a senior researcher:
You will find most governmental jobs on werkenbijdeoverheid.nl and werkenvoornederland.nl.
Most of the institutions operate in Dutch. Although English is the second common language in the Netherlands, in the governmental sector Dutch language skills are almost always necessary. Writing Dutch policy papers and presenting research publications can be part of your job.
Scale 13-15 (senior wetenschappelijk medewerker, CAO Rijk)