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Job opportunities
Join us and start your career at Wetsus. We would be very proud to welcome you as our new colleague in Leeuwarden. At Wetsus, we have different job opportunities on a regular basis. We divide these in Staff and Scientific research vacancies.

Looking for a PhD research position?
Wetsus is the research institute in Europe for water technology.
Twice a year, we have a recruitment call where we publish research projects.
On our dedicated website you can find all the information, when the next call is planned and how to apply.

Opportunities for MSc or BSc students
Are you looking for a challenging graduation project or internship on BSc or MSc level at one of the most innovative knowledge institutes in the Netherlands?
Wetsus is a research institute in the field of sustainable water technology.
We are an international organization of around 150 people. You can find an overview of thesis and internships projects here.

When we have positions available for staff, this will be published on this website; Work at Wetsus
Wetsus is always interested in receiving open applications; please send your CV and motivation to

What Wetsus offers
When it comes to employment conditions, you are at the right place at Wetsus.
As an employee, you will be given market-based working conditions and room for your personal development.

A challenging job goes hand-in-hand with excellent remuneration. We offer, besides a market-based salary, good study- and sabbatical arrangements that includes a 13th month bonus, 35 vacation days on a fulltime basis, parental leave and a pension plan.

Flexible working hours
Wetsus works on the quality of life. We think that it is essential to find a healthy balance between work and private life. Depending on the function and place of work, this is made possible through flexible working hours, working part time and working from home.

Personal development
Wetsus believes it is important that its employees continuously develop.
That is why we invest in our employees, for instance by offering coaching when needed, communication courses, courses in regards of leadership, and also technical skill training can be organized.

Wetsus finds it important to offer a vital work environment for their personnel. We offer sport cards with discount and every 2 weeks you can register for shiatsu chair massage.

Application guideline for Reseachers
You can find the guideline here

Appeal and redress
Wetsus will take all measures to implement the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. After each round or recruitment proces the candidates can appeal within 2 weeks if they feel they are unjustly evaluated for one of the following reasons:

  • Relevant information was not taken into account

  • Procedural errors

  • Discrimination on the basis of gender, race, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression

  • Other ethical issue

Appeal can be filed through email at: