Junior Scientist (Flow and Thermo Dynamics) | Eindhoven

Contributing to semiconductor innovation for industry as well as the community. Envison it. Become a Scientist at TNO Nano-instrumentation in Eindhoven.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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Health-care equipment, autonomous cars and smartphones are just some of the applications that fuel the global demand for semiconductors to produce chips. Semiconductor manufacturers are scrambling to increase production and at the same time meet the need for innovation. As a junior scientist at TNO in Delft you will work with the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers to help deal with their challenges. You will contribute to accelerating innovations related to ultra-clean lithography and ever greater miniaturization. Envision it and join our Nano Instrumentation group!

What will be your role?

Within the TNO department Nano Instrumentation (part of the Unit Industry) the Thermal Fluid Engineering (TFE) team (which is situated in Eindhoven) is active in the field of flow and thermo dynamics. This team actively participates in large research projects in the fields of High Tech Equipment design for Immersion Lithography, Personalised food equipment, Flexible electronics and High Performance Thermal Management (micro cooling). These projects are funded by governmental entities or by business-like customers such as ASML, Holst Centre and NXP.
The projects vary from developing a new concept or technology to problem analysis of existing machines or setups. Most projects are carried out in multidisciplinary teams. These projects require a combination of analytical capacity, physical understanding and experimental skills. Tools often used for analysis are Matlab and commercial available CFD packages such as: Fluent, Ansys, OpenFoam and Comsol. Typical topics are phase transition, micro-fluidics, two phase flow and fluid structure interaction.

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

To be succesfull in this role, you:
  • Have an academic degree (MSc. or PhD), preferably physics, mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering with a specialization in flow and/or thermo dynamics.
  • Have up to 3 years of working experience in a related field.
  • Are capable of adjusting to a new domain and work pragmatically. Analytical and experimental skills are required. Experience with packages like Fluent, Ansys and Matlab is preferable.
  • Like working as a thermal or flow expert in a team and can communicate with colleagues from different fields both inside and outside TNO.
  • Are proactive, analytical, and have a structured way of working.

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3,000 and € 3,800 (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • Access to TNO’s project managers guild: a network of some three hundred equals. The guild organizes workshops, conferences, intervision sessions and other activities for project managers.
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
  • A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 1st of June, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in week 25 and 26. The second interview round has been scheduled for weeks 26 and 27. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Paul Verschoor
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-29236794

Hiring manager: Frank Driessen
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 64121

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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