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Chemical Laboratoy Technician (0,5 fte)

Chemical Laboratoy Technician (0,5 fte)

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Chemical Engineering and Chemistry


Polymer Performance Materials (SPP)

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.

Job description

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:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology or materials science
  • Good experience in conducting chemical experiments and analysis using standard analytical techniques
  • Experience in working with lab scale setup
  • Strong focus and commitment to your own safety and the safety of others
  • Self-driven personality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good teamworking capacity
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of English language.


  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university.
  • Employment for 0,5 fte.
  • Appointment will be for one year, initially with the possibility for a permanent appointment according to performance and unchanged conditions.
  • A salary is offered between € 2.700.- and 4.078,- gross per month (based on 1.0 fte), depending on knowledge and experience (based on salary scale 8/9, CAO of Dutch Universities).
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.

Informatie en sollicitatie

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
prof.dr. Zeljko Tomovic (SPP), z.tomovic[at], + 31 40 2475294.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Leo van Houten, l.v.houten[at] or +31 40 247 8269.

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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Extensive curriculum vitae
  • Contact information of at least one reference.

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We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

Internal and external recruitment will take place simultaneously for this vacancy. In case of equal suitability, internal candidates have priority over external candidates.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.