At the new TU/e group of Polymer Performance Materials, started in 2020, we aim at developing new fundamental concepts in macromolecular chemistry and polymer materials. Guided by structure-property relationships, we improve existing polymeric materials and design novel polymers, in both cases focusing on performance with respect to materials properties as well as circularity. This includes the development of novel synthetic methodology to allow the conversion of existing and novel polymers into recyclable materials. We combine polymer synthesis with detailed molecular, morphological and property characterization, to expand our knowledge base of fundamental polymer science and to advance new technologies. Of particular interest are new polymerization strategies for the creation of novel polymers for industrially relevant high-performance applications. We maintain a truly interdisciplinary approach and encourage collaboration between academia and industry. At Polymer Performance Materials, we strive to teach our students the essence of academic research. We hope to inspire them to excel in an independent scientific research career, with a mission to provide a lasting contribution to society.
Research at Polymer Performance Materials is organized in the following themes:
1. Novel high-performance polymers,
2. High-performance organic aerogels and
3. Circular polymer materials.
As laboratory technician of the Polymer Performance Materials group you will work in a research team and help the PhD students, post-docs and scientific staff to develop novel sustainable polymeric materials for various industrially relevant applications.
Your specific tasks will be to support research projects and conduct laboratory chemical experiments in compliance with established procedures and interpret results of tests and analyses, maintain laboratory equipment and tools in clean, safe and good conditions, order and stock laboratory supplies and instruments, provide and maintain a safe work environment in the lab and by participating in the safety team of the CE&C Department.
You will help the students in setting up their experimental setups, solve day-to-day challenges with experimental setups as well as train new employees on topics such as the proper operation of laboratory equipment.
We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
prof.dr. Zeljko Tomovic (SPP), z.tomovic[at]tue.nl, + 31 40 2475294.
For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Leo van Houten, l.v.houten[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 8269.
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General information about the Department Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, candidates will find on https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/departments/chemical-engineering-and-chemistry/
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