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Scientist Energy Applications | Eindhoven

Contributing to energy innovations that benefit the world we live in. Envision it. Become a Scientist Energy Applications at TNO in Eindhoven.

About this position

We want to create a healthier built environment that is renewable but also comfortable and productive. One of the ways TNO contributes to a more sustainable planet is by changing the materials we use to build our homes and offices. Optimizing energy use while designing new buildings, for instance. Or, finding new energy generation materials. As a system integrator energy applications at the Netherlands’ leading research organisation, you can bring profound change. Based in Eindhoven, you’ll be part of a company that aims to use innovation to achieve a sustainable society.

What will be your role?

At TNO, we believe in the power of connecting people through knowledge. As a Scientist energy applications, you’ll be working with a team of talented scientists at our Materials Solutions research group (MaS). Here, you’ll be responsible for developing durable and sustainable materials and systems for energy applications in the built environment. You’ll execute, coordinate and report on research projects related to the interaction between materials and energy systems that can be used for energy harvesting, storage and conversion. Recent projects have included solar control coatings on building parts, thermal heat harvesting in building skins, and thermochemical materials (TCM) for energy storage. In this role, you’ll act as a linking pin between various units and departments. Project acquisition for Dutch and European funding schemes are also part of your job. You’ll initiate new projects and collaborations in your field of expertise, while continuously developing and maintaining a network of industrial and research partners. 

Learn more about the Materials Solutions research group.

What we expect from you

You have a scientific background and experience in the development of energy systems (TCM, heat pumps, reactors, heat exchangers, control systems) for the built environment. You are proactive with a customer-oriented attitude and result-driven. Whether you’re communicating through writing or talking to your team, customers or partners, you can express your thoughts and findings in a clear and concise manner. While fluent in English, you understand that Dutch will be an asset in this role and you’re eager to learn the language.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A PhD in (building) physics or a related field of material science and technology.
  • At least five years of experience working in material science with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and research engineers.
  • Familiar with energy systems and/or a related field of application.
  • Experience with writing project proposals for national and/or international funding.
  • Some project management experience.

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 (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.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • 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, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • 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 3rd of April, 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. 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.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

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.