As a senior researcher in the industry sector, you're at the forefront of scientific innovation and product development. Whether you're working within a Research, Development, and Innovation department or as a scientific consultant, your role is multifaceted, blending leadership, strategic vision, and technical expertise to drive impactful outcomes.

Organisations in the Netherlands such as Philips, ASML, and Shell are actively seeking senior researchers to drive innovation and propel their industries forward.

Possible responsibilities:

  • Strategic vision: defining the direction of research projects.
  • Thought leadership: contribute to industry knowledge through publications and presentations.
  • Technology adoption: staying updated on emerging technologies and integrating them strategically.
  • Partnership development: foster collaborations with academic institutions and industry partners.
  • Resource management: optimise resource allocation and manage budgets effectively.
  • Team management: coaching other researchers within your team.


  • Expertise in specific field
  • Leadership skills
  • Creativity
  • Solution- & goal oriented mindset
  • Analytical skills & critical thinking
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project and (budget) management