Experimental researcher (BSc) (32-40 uur)

The position

We are looking for an innovative, results-oriented and practical-minded researcher in the field of water treatment techniques such as (membrane) filtration, (advanced) oxidation and adsorption. You will conduct research in the field of water treatment to help our customers with solutions to challenges in the water chain. The research questions you work on connect water quality, process operations, design, efficiency and sustainability. You will design experimental plans, implement them, analyze data, identify opportunities and bottlenecks at our customers and assist in the design of research projects. You are also a liaison between our researchers and our laboratories, the workshop and KWR’s available facilities. Because you also support clients during the implementation phase, you will see the impact of your research. The position also offers you the opportunity to broaden your network and share knowledge through national and international assignments.

Your profile

You enjoy doing practical experimental research. You are an enthusiastic and result-driven colleague. You are collaborative and know what the client or researcher needs and know how to plan and organize your work well.


  • Do you have a completed education at BSc level, for example in the field of Chemical Process Technology or Analytical Chemistry.
  • Do you have several years of experience doing experimental research;
  • You have a practical attitude;
  • Do you have an excellent command of the Dutch and English language in word and writing;
  • Is it an advantage if you have experience with project-based work.

Our offer

We are strongly committed to personal growth and career development and offer various opportunities to do so, such as a good onboarding and various courses and skills training. A good work/life balance is paramount to us. KWR has excellent primary and secondary terms of employment. The position is scaled in scale J: € 4.487 – € 6.222 including the Flexible Labor Conditions Budget of 22.11%. KWR is a member of the collective labor agreement for water companies and has placed its pensions with ABP. Working partly from home is also a possibility.

You can perform your hands-on work in a sustainably constructed glass building that is designed for collaboration and knowledge sharing between colleagues, teams and business contacts. With this position and our profile, KWR offers an exceptional working environment.

The team

The team conducts challenging research in the field of water technology with the goal of optimizing water quality and sustainability and harnessing the value in water in a changing society. The Water Treatment & Resource Recovery team has established an excellent reputation in the field of water treatment and, as a result, is now in need of reinforcement.

About KWR

Safe and clean drinking water is a great good. KWR is an internationally renowned research institute in the field of water quality, the water cycle and sustainable development. ‘Bridging science to practice’ is our mission. From our almost completely sustainable building with ‘state of the art’ laboratories, our approximately 200 employees work from two knowledge groups on innovative projects in the Netherlands and increasingly in and outside Europe. The ten Dutch drinking water companies and the Belgian ‘De Watergroep’ are our shareholders.

Our researchers work at the interface of science, business and society. Their strength lies in the translation of scientific knowledge into applicable practical solutions for end users in the Dutch and international water sector. To support the research, KWR has specialized laboratories, a test hall and test installations are built in-house. In addition, company-specific software is developed for use within projects.

Are you the experimental researcher?

Then send your cover letter and CV by e-mail to vacancy@kwrwater.nl, stating vacancy number 240104. Introductory meetings will preferably take place on June 17 or 18.

More information

For more substantive information about this position, please contact Erwin Beerendonk (team leader) by telephone +31 (0)30 6069 669 or by e-mail .

For information about the application process, please contact Eduard Post (Human Resources Advisor) by phone 030 6069 633 or by e-mail .


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