Career opportunities

Contributing to policy improvements in the Netherlands — which means conducting research that enables politicians and policymakers to take well-considered decisions, for example on education and health care. The work conducted at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, is of significance.

As a scientific staff member, you may be responsible for setting up and carrying out high-quality research. Or you may work on CPB's economic projections, on a national or global level. CPB has relatively many young staff members. YoungCPB (in Dutch) is an active club of staff members that organises lectures, get-togethers and study trips.


CPB usually recruits academic staff twice a year: in January and in June. However, we also look for candidates for certain vacancies at other times throughout the year. Vacancies are posted on our website as well as on LinkedIn.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Saskia van den Beuken.


Are you a university Masters student and would you like to do an internship at CPB? See the overview of open internships and information about internships at CPB.

Visiting scholars

For scientists in the Netherlands and those from abroad, CPB’s Visiting Scholars Programme offers research opportunities in a stimulating and professional environment. In this way, CPB contributes to the promotion of joint research and the exchange of knowledge between academic researchers, those at CPB and policy officials at the ministries. Current Visiting scholars programme

Terms of employment 

The Dutch Government offers good primary and secondary terms of employment. An attractive salary, holiday pay and end-of-year bonus. In addition, there is paid parental leave, commuter allowance, an extensive range of training courses and opportunities to work from home. The Individual Budget Plan gives you monthly access to part of your holiday pay and end-of-year bonus. You can either have an amount paid out per month or use this amount, for example, to purchase a bicycle or buy additional hours of leave in excess of the statutory entitlement. For more information, see the CPB webpage on terms of employment (in Dutch) or the government information website ‘Werken voor Nederland’ (in Dutch). 


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