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Fulltime – 40

Research engineer Carbon Capture and Utilisation I Delft

Want to make your mark on our time? Come work at TNO as a researcher at our lab in Delft!

About this position

You will be working in the Gas Treatment team. Gas treatment is one of the focus areas of the Sustainable Process & Energy Systems expertise group. The 17 highly motivated people in our international team share a drive to decarbonise industry. We offer you a collaborative and supportive environment, in which we work together to provide solutions for the industry.

What will be your role?

You’ll be involved in multiple projects. In close cooperation with scientists and project managers you will perform experiments and tests in our lab in Delft and Rijswijk, from bench to pilot scale, and on site at the premises of our (international) clients. In this capacity, you will be responsible for performing the actual experiments, pre-process the results and report and discuss the results with the scientists involved. Safety, quality and accuracy are top priorities and you’ll safeguard those during all experiments.

You will also support the scientist in defining the experimental setup and the test plan for the experiments that need to be performed. In some cases a dedicated setup needs to be developed and build – you will contribute to the design and construction, making sure all items are in place so that the envisioned results can be achieved.

What we expect from you

You thrive on helping accelerate industrial decarbonisation by developing innovative, yet pragmatic carbon capture and utilisation solutions, combining developing and building setup with performing high quality laboratory experiments. You are very comfortable with working in a lab and are very focused on safety. You are handy with analytical instruments and also with building setups using e.g. Swagelok. You are a motivated trouble-shooter and comfortable in maintaining, repairing and upgrading laboratory set-ups. You like to work in projects that are challenging and can have strict deadlines. You are comfortable with working in different projects at the same time and flexible with travelling (in the Netherlands and abroad) and being away from home for short periods (like one week). You are an excellent communicator and can work closely with your fellow lab technicians in the lab, as well as during on-site work.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • You have a chemical/analytical background and a very hands-on mentality. It goes without saying that you have a strong focus on the safety and quality of your work;
  • You have an HBO education in, for example, Process Technology, Chemical Technology or analytical chemistry;
  • You have at least 3 years' postgraduate work experience in a process laboratory environment or similar;
  • You understand the challenges of developing technology that needs to be scaled up;
  • A good command of written and spoken English as you will be working in an international community;
  • A dedicated team player who can also work independently.

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 € 2.750,- and € 3.750,- (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.

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.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • 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

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.

We are TNO: This is our time

This is the time for us to find innovative solutions that will make an impact. The time to lead the world in safety and security, make our lives healthier, and take sustainability to the next level.