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Technician for Liquid Crystal Polymer Coating Fabrication and Optical Analysis

Technician for Liquid Crystal Polymer Coating Fabrication and Optical Analysis

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Irène Curie Fellowship
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
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Job description

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), one of Europe's leading research universities, is looking for a 
Technician on MBO/HBO level for Liquid Crystal Polymer Coating Fabrication and Optical Analysis.

The Eindhoven area, in the southern part of the Netherlands, is one of Europe's top 'innovation ecosystems', with many high-tech companies and institutes. TU/e is intertwined with many of these companies and institutes, and research at TU/e is characterized by a combination of academic excellence, industrial relevance and societal interweaving.

Eindhoven University of Technology is a community of scientists, supporting staff, students and partners. People are the heart and soul of TU/e, so it is of great importance to safeguard the distinctive Eindhoven atmosphere, creating a personal, welcoming and vibrant environment that enables individuals and groups to grow professionally and personally.

The department Chemical Engineering and Chemistry is one of the nine departments of Eindhoven University of Technology. It was established in 1957, shortly after the university was founded.

The department is located in the Helix and Matrix buildings on the TU/e campus.

Group HIM

Our research team, Human Interactive Materials (HIM), focuses on developing interactive materials to address the evolving needs in specialized medicine, man-machine communication, and miniaturized mechanics. By utilizing smart soft materials, we aim to bridge gaps in current technologies and create new specialized functions. These materials have the ability to adapt their shape, conform to confined and sensitive spaces, and provide their functional duty on location.

One of the key aspects of our research is translating molecular effects into macroscopic phenomena and ultimately into robotic devices. To successfully develop new robotic functions tailored to their intended applications, we adopt a multidisciplinary approach encompassing all aspects from materials design and development to photonics, electronics, and mechanics. For more information, please visit our website at

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Technical Specialist to join our team and take on the role of processing, fabricating, and performing optical analysis on liquid crystal polymer coatings.

The ideal candidate will have a background in materials science or chemical engineering, with a focus on polymer synthesis, coating fabrication, and optical analysis techniques.


  • Process and fabricate liquid crystal polymer coatings using established protocols and equipment, with a focus on the spin coating method.
  • Conduct optical analyses using ellipsometry, optical microscopy, and X-ray techniques to characterize and evaluate the coatings' performance.
  • Keep accurate records of experimental data and results.

Job requirements

We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:

  • MBO or HBO in materials science, chemical engineering, or a related field;
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in polymer processing, and characterization;
  • Familiarity with spin coating method and optical analysis techniques, including ellipsometry, optical microscopy, and X-ray techniques;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Conditions of employment

We offer you:

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • A fulltime employment for one year;
  • A salary is offered between € 2.402,- and € 3.026,- gross per month (based on 1.0 fte), depending on knowledge and experience (based on salary scale 6, CAO of Dutch Universities);
  • plus 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year allowance;
  • an attractive package of fringe benefits, including child daycare, saving schemes and pension provisions and excellent sports facilities.

Information and application


For more detailed information about this vacancy you can contact dr. Danqing Liu, e-mail: d.liu1[at]

For information concerning employment conditions you can contact Ms. P.J. van de Weijer, HR-advisor, p.j.v.d.weijer[at]


We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.