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Senior LCA/MFA scientist Circularity & Sustainability impact | Utrecht

Want to make your mark on our time? Become an Senior LCA/MFA scientist Circularity & Sustainability impact at TNO in Utrecht!

What will be your role?

TNO’s business unit Energy & Materials Transition (EMT) is looking for a senior scientist LCA and integrated impact models.

TNO is conducting research into circular building & infrastructure, circular manufacturing industry, circular consumer goods, renewable energy, and circular plastics, from scenario analysis, predictive and impact models, innovative designs to the development of innovative recycling technologies. For the transition towards circular economy TNO takes the entire value chain into account, including a.o. the influence on CO2 emissions and material consumption to health effects and economic feasibility. We combine our Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costing expertise with deep technological expertise of recycling technologies also available in other research groups.

You will be part of and expand a high quality network of research partners, knowledge centers and industry partners. You have a demonstrated and strong scientific understanding of impact assessments and environmental and socio-economic impact methods. With the multi-disciplinary team you develop new and improved methodologies to implement circularity in LCA and bring additional experience with respect to social LCA and economic impact and develop high level proposals for national and international programs.

What we expect from you

  • You have a background in industrial ecology or environmental sciences and a PhD in modelling of impact assessment or LCA development;
  • You have relevant experience, at least 3 years, in advising governments and industry partners ion sustainability and circular economy and used to work in complex multi-level stakeholder groups;
  • An active network in scientific communities working on LCA development;
  • Your experience show you master the combination of methodological knowledge (hybrid modelling, scenarios) and developing new tools and methods to monitor, evaluate and predict the transition to a more sustainable and circular economy;
  • Your communication, collaborative and leadership skills are excellent.

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 € 5.365,- and € 7.163,- (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.
  • 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 9th of October, 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.

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.