Senior Researcher Electrochemical Devices

At TNO (Job)

What will you be doing?

You will join the Thin-Film Electronics team to develop and realize the department’s program and project portfolio in the domain of Energy Storage, leveraging the department’s strengths in thin and thick film process technology and related technologies. Your daily activities will be varied since you will join a multidisciplinary team that executes multiple programs and projects with company partners and European consortia in parallel. Technically, you will research and develop new electrochemical device concepts for next-generation solid-state batteries and hydrogen electrolysers to realize fast and stable electrochemical conversion of species within the devices. The emphasis will be on understanding and optimizing the electrochemistry and resulting device performance at integrated component level. You will be working at the interface of materials science, electrochemical device and process technology in a multidisciplinary research environment.

Your main activities will be to:

  • Develop and characterize new electrochemical device concepts for batteries and electrolysers based on large-area integrated thin film process flows

  • Support the technical program roadmaps and projects involving Energy Storage, by (i) translating relevant state-of-art research topics into experimental plans and their execution together with the team members, and (ii) writing and execution funded projects in both National and European context

  • Generate and report results that are either patentable or publishable in internationally renowned journals/conferences

  • Work in a multidisciplinary, multi-company team, supervising and coaching of team members and students

What do we require of you?

  • PhD in Electrochemistry, Batteries, Catalysis or related research

  • Several years of experience in research & development settings with an emphasis on device technology, preferably with a proven affinity with thin-film technology

  • Pro-active and critical attitude towards analysis of thin-film processes with clear goal in mind

  • Hands-on and taking responsibility, able to organize (practical) work in an efficient and cooperative way

  • Excellent communication skills in English

What can you expect of your work situation?

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.

What can TNO offer you?

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 between € 3.813,- and € 5.801,- (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.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

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.

  • Travel allowance.

  • 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 and the possibility of working from home.

  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.

  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.

  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.

  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

Application process: Please apply before the 16th of May 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. 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.

Has this vacancy aroused 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.

Recruiter: Brahim Dagdaoui, +31 (0)6-111 60129

Manager: Auke Kronemeijer, +31 (0)6-401 45001