Modeling expert Circular Economy | Utrecht
Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Circular Economy Modeler at TNO in Utrecht!
What will be your role?
Contributing to a circular world. Imagine it. Become a modeler at TNO in Utrecht. We are looking for a modeler who translates concepts into mathematical models to make statements about the circularity of society, thus making a crucial contribution to the transition to a circular economy. These are socially relevant issues that TNO investigates in projects and consortia. And as a modeler, you can be the right catalyst for this.
We are looking for a modeler who has a keen interest in sustainability, and has an interest in understanding the connection between the qualitative and quantitative world. You enjoy translating concepts into mathematical models, and use systems thinking to create models that are relevant to our complex and fast-changing world.
Your primary focus is on developing new methods and tools within an agile workplace that will lead to knowledge and insights that assist companies, governments, and communities in their transition to a more sustainable circular economy – or even accelerate this transition. Together with internal and external parties, you will shape the development and expansion of a model suite. This also means that part of your work involves writing high-quality project proposals and scientific articles with others and working closely together with scientists from the areas of circular plastics, microplastics, circular electronics and critical raw materials.
What we expect from you
Effective communication both internally and externally. With members of the project team, business consultants, and pioneers in the field at TNO. You are grounded and practical. What else do you have to offer?
- You have an education (MSc or PhD) in the field of impact assessment modeling (social, economic, environmental), material flows, or other modeling methods related to the transition to a more sustainable circular economy
- You have experience with coding in Python and another programming language like Matlab or R. Experience with agile working (Scrum & Gitlab) is a plus
- You possess methodological knowledge (hybrid modeling, scenario construction, model dynamization, and/or the translation of national into regional model forms) to develop new methods and tools for monitoring, evaluating, or predicting the transition to a more sustainable and circular economy.
- You have strong collaboration and networking skills and know how to connect people.
- You have excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written. Knowledge of the Dutch language is appreciated.
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 € 3.124,- and € 5.522,34 (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.
- 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.
- 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
Please apply before the 4th of December, 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 13th of December, 2023. 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.
More information about this vacancy?
Gerard van der LaanFunctie:Hiring manager
Gerard van der Laan is an experienced Technology and Innovation Professional with a proven history in the energy industry and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen. Gerard joined TNO as Senior Scientist, where he led the science and knowledge development on circular plastics within TNO. Currently, Gerard is integrally responsible for a research group of 70 professionals working on key societal challenges: air pollution, greenhouse gas monitoring, LCA and sustainability assessment and circularity at TNO.
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