The industry sector is yearning for researchers who bring their scientific knowledge and want to develop or innovate products or technologies. You can join the Research, Development and Innovation department of a for-profit company, or work as a (scientific) consultant and help clients with solving complex problems.

As a medior researcher you often need to have five to ten years of work experience. Selection of possible tasks:

  • inventing new concepts, applications or technologies
  • improving existing methodologies, software or systems
  • analysing data
  • leading multidisciplinary research projects
  • advising clients & stakeholders
  • coaching junior colleagues


  • Expertise in specific field
  • Creativity
  • Solution- & goal oriented mindset
  • Analytical skills & critical thinking
  • Collaboration skills
  • Project management skills