Working at NWO

Working at NWO

The people who work at NWO have an affinity for science and scientific research and are people who want to develop further. NWO is the national research council of the Netherlands and employs about 2400 people. These are researchers and people in supporting roles who work at the NWO research institutes and at NWO in The Hague.


The staff at all NWO units are responsible for ensuring that scientists can do their work. They include programme officers and policy officers, staff officers and secretaries. NWO invests substantially in the personal and professional development of all staff members. as well as in the growth in the number of women in senior scientific and management positions.

Terms of employment

NWO is committed to good employment practices, and our terms of employment reflect this.


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