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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 thinks it is 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.



Opportunities & positions

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.

Job opportunities

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.

Looking for a PhD research position?

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 150 people. You can find graduation projects and internship openings below.

When we have positions available for staff, you can also find them below. Wetsus is always interested in receiving open applications; send your CV and motivation to

Opportunities for MSc or BSc students

Graduation & internships research

At Wetsus we have internship positions for MSc and BSc students. The content is depending on your study (chemistry, physics, microbiology, etc.). During an internship at Wetsus you work with and assist a PhD student on their project. Besides a proper background for the internship project of your choice, another condition is you must be enrolled at a Dutch or European university. For Non-EU students a registration at a Dutch university is necessary to be able to get a residence permit for study purposes and perform an internship within the Netherlands. Only when you meet these qualifications we can accept you as an intern at Wetsus. For more information you can also visit the website of the Nuffic (Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education)

Graduation & internships research

On our way to HR excellence in research

Wetsus has submitted a request for recognition as an organization with excellent HR policies for researchers. After approval, Wetsus may then use the HR logo “excellence in research”. The European Commission wants to promote openness and transparency on labour markets for researchers. To this end, Wetsus has drawn up a charter and code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers. These two documents contribute to making an academic career more appealing and to promoting employment. For further information, go to charter and code of conduct.

The charter and the code of conduct contain forty basic principles. For the implementation of these, a procedure has been drawn up that includes an internal analysis of regulations, the methodology and how to draft a plan for improvement. In the request as submitted to the commission, a GAP analysis is used to detail our HR policies in a plan for improvement that includes necessary actions. This involved carefully examining 40 basic principles in the charter and the code of conduct. Wetsus endorses the principles in the charter and the code of conduct. Mobility is one of the spearheads in the HR strategy, with an open and transparent labour market promoting career prospects for researchers.

Research centres that act in line with the principles of the charter and the code of conduct acquire the logo HR excellence in research. Wetsus has submitted the request so it may be granted permission to use the logo once the procedure is complete. The internal analysis and the plan for improvement (based on the internal analysis) are part and parcel of the request.

After approval, Wetsus will carry out a self-assessment after two years into the progress of the implementation of the charter and the code of conduct and into the progress of the plan for improvement.

Facilitating innovation in water technology

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