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Experienced scientist organic electrosynthesis | Rijswijk

Want to make your mark on our time? Become an Experienced scientist organic electrosynthesis at TNO in Rijswijk!

About this position

The energy sector and (chemical) industry are in a transition to sustainable operations. There is increasing use of new raw materials and renewable energy, process and energy efficiency, carbon circularity and carbon capture and reuse. The Sustainable Process & Energy Systems department is working on these transition themes. We do this together with industry, academia and government, with the aim of accelerating the development and implementation of new technologies.

What will be your role?

You will work as an experienced scientist in a department dealing with gas treatment and conversion, separation technologies, synthesis of bio-based building blocks, electrochemistry and energy conversion and storage. We work for- and with sustainable energy and chemical companies and in a network of international knowledge partners. With your expertise in electrochemical engineering and organic electro synthesis, you will work with the Voltachem team on numerous projects in the field of electrification and Power-2-Chemicals. For example, you will be involved in scaling up electrochemical processes for the production of fine & bulk chemicals, designing and modelling electrochemical reactors and testing these reactors. You will test different concepts, electrodes and materials. You are also involved in stack design and development, supporting the construction of demonstration setups and lab scale electrolyte testing, process design and optimization, and working with academia. Finally, you contribute to the development of new projects for customers and in international consortia.

Want to know more about the projects we do? Then read about Voltachem (Power-2-Chemicals), the PERFORM-project, Biomass Valorization or our development and piloting of carbon capture and carbon (re)use technology.

What we expect from you

You understand the context of the (chemical) industry, the transition this industry needs to go through to become sustainable and the role electrochemical technology will play in that transition. You have the drive to develop innovative solutions to these technically challenging problems with the right mix of intellectual curiosity and a pragmatic approach. As such, you understand the challenges of developing technology that needs to scale from low to high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) in this complex environment. You have experience working in a lab and enjoy mentoring others. You enjoy working for and with customers (internal and external). You are able to quickly understand the needs of customers and external stakeholders and proactively come up with plans to improve their technologies and processes.

What else do you bring?

  • You have a PhD in electrochemistry, with experience in organic chemistry, process technology, chemical engineering;
  • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience in electrochemistry after your PhD;
  • Solid knowledge in the field of organic chemistry and catalysis;
  • Be familiar with sustainable organic electrosynthesis (methods, mechanisms, and technology), such as surface modification of electrodes, upscaling electrochemical processes;
  • Solid knowledge in analytical techniques including NMR, gas, liquid and thin layer chromatography, infrared, UV-Vis, spectroelectrochemistry, titration;
  • Have a broad vision on the application of different electricity driven technologies (electrocatalysis, electroseparations);
  • You understand that ensuring a high standard of quality is important for the role and that good reporting skills are part of this;
  • You enjoy writing (scientific) publications and have proven experience with this.

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.

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 6th of May, 2024. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 15th of May, 2024. 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.

Posted by: #LI-LD1 Lara Dimitrovski

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