R&D & Engineering

In R&D and Engineering, you’ll work on developing powerful, sustainable applications together with 400 #Visioneers in your field. Whether you specialise in astrophysics, marine biology or engineering – here, you can transform technological research into tangible solutions that make a difference in our society.

Do you see things differently?

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We share the same vision when

  • you are eager to share your knowledge with and learn from colleagues from different (scientific) backgrounds,
  • you look for answers to every ‘why’,
  • you see every new experience as a learning opportunity.

Engineering the future

If it wasn’t for engineers, scientific breakthroughs would stay theoretical. Our engineers turn discovery into practice and are key factors in creating sustainable solutions.

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What can you expect working at VITO?

  • Activity-based working 
    From our HQ in Mol to our satellite offices in Antwerp-Berchem, Genk, Ghent or Ostend to working from the comfort of your own home. Full-time or part-time, you go where your activities take you.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
    With our focus on innovation, you can be sure you’ll always have the latest technologies at your disposal. Testing facilities, thermal labs, direct current labs. You name it, it’s there.
  • Seeing your research come to life
    We are an applied research institute. Your research will become more than literature. Here, you’ll have a tangible, global impact.
  • An inspiring environment
    Surround yourself with like-minded people. Immerse yourself in a learning culture. Get to know people from around the world with their own expertise, working together. 
Frank - Senior Researcher / Manager

You will be surrounded by highly motivated people. Real experts. This helps you grow enormously. Once you find your niche here, you can really shape your own projects and take responsibility. It's not easy, but worth it.

Negar - Doctoraatsonderzoeker

It really boosts your self-confidence as a young researcher - being able to give your input and really being listened to.