Working for RIVM

Traces of pharmaceutical products in our drinking water, the increasing incidence of chronic diseases, the environmental impact of fertilizers: RIVM employs approximately 1,500 professionals who address these and many other challenges.

RIVM as employer

First, RIVM staff perform work of great social relevance: work that really matters. Second, RIVM offers a work setting in which professionalism is paramount, and which offers many opportunities for personal and professional development. RIVM is an open and informal organization which is constantly adapting in line with our changing society.

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If you are interested in working within the public sector

see (Dutch only) The site lists all current vacancies at RIVM.


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