Scientist Circulaire Plastics

  • Vakgebied Research & Development
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10021210
  • Locatie Delft
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER
  • Branche (Petro)Chemical

Over deze vacature

The aim of the program is to reduce the use of crude oil for plastics production by 80 PJ and the emission of CO2 by 4 Mton before 2050. This is approximately 15% of the energy and the CO2 emissions of all plastics produced in the Netherlands.


The program focusses on quality of recycled polymers, new forms of recycling and circular design of value chains for various plastics. The program is executed in close cooperation between several groups within TNO in e.g., Delft, Utrecht, Petten, and Eindhoven as well as several partners outside TNO.


Independent research organization. We believe in joint creation of value in social and economic terms.


  • Good employee benefits
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies


The ideal applicant would have the following background:

  • A M.Sc. or Ph.D. in chemical engineering or chemistry (experience with separation technology and/or polymer solutions is a pre)
  • At least 5 years of working experience in a R&D (laboratory) environment on polymer chemistry and/or physics
  • A mastery of the English and Dutch language, both verbal and written

 The position is best suited to an enthusiastic person with the following characteristics:

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills and a proactive communication style
  • An intrinsic drive to contribute to a sustainable society
  • An ability to translate high-over goals set within the team into structured experimental programs and guide the lab technician(s) to execute these
  • An affinity with experimentation and polymer analytics to interpret the results relative to the goals set
  • An ability to accurately report the work in writing as well as in the form of integrated input to colleagues such as for Life Cycle Analyses
  • An understanding of laboratory and process safety