At VITO, we are trying to create a society where sustainability is the norm. We work on projects worldwide that achieve the transition to sustainability. We innovate through technological solutions and actively share our knowledge with companies and authorities. Would you like to make a difference with us? If you do, feel free to apply for one of our jobs.

R&D is at the heart of our organisation, with our R&D talent providing a strong foundation of knowledge. Each day, the 400-plus members of our R&D team work on developing powerful sustainable applications of technological research. But research is not our only focus, our organisation also engages in engineering and development. The outcomes include SCI papers, contract research for the public and private sector, patents and licenses, VITO spin-offs, pilot and demonstration projects, and much more. Turning technological research into tangible contributions is how we help to drive the transition to a sustainable society.

Do you have exceptional commercial skills and an affinity with technology, science and policy advice? Then we need you to help us realize our strategy and create impact. By developing new business opportunities, market insights and listening to the needs of the industry you will focus on valorising our research in close cooperation with our experts. 

Today, we have around 100 colleagues fulfilling a diverse range of IT & Data Science roles across our business units and the central IT department. IT capabilities are of vital importance to our research projects. As part of a multidisciplinary project team, you will have responsibility for all IT or Data Science aspects within our research projects.

VITO employee in the spotlight

Lisa works as a researcher in the Energy unit

Lisa Damen already knew during her student days that she wanted to work on sustainability. Today, she measures and quantifies these aspects for buildings and construction materials in the VITO/EnergyVille EPIC team. ‘My work is very diverse, and I do love that variation as you’re constantly learning new things.’ Lisa is very closely involved with VITO after work too, as one of the leading Activito staff.

How do I apply for a job at VITO?

International employment

Diversity and inclusion

HR Excellence

With the ‘European Charter and Code for Researchers’ as a strong foundation, VITO is continuously building a high-performance environment in which researchers can excel. 

End 2015 VITO applied successfully for the HR Excellence in Research award. To know more about our the VITO HR Excellence action plan and the HR Strategy for researchers, click here.

VITO Alumni network

If you have worked at VITO – whether as a staff member, PhD student, postdoc or visiting researcher – it will always prove insightful to stay in touch with your former VITO colleagues. Their continued pursuit of different but equally challenging professional paths will keep you connected to VITO’s vision for an accelerated transition to a sustainable world.


VITO’s research is based solidly on sustainability. However, VITO also wishes to play an exemplary role by continuing to make its organisation more sustainable. We are doing this in the OnePlanet@VITO project.


VITO is a leading international research and consulting centre. Its research agenda focuses on today’s major social challenges: climate change, food security, raw materials scarcity, a sustainable energy supply and an ageing population. In this way, VITO supports not only the future vision of Flanders but also the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.