Junior scientist Electrochemistry at TNO

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The energy sector and the (chemical) industry are in a transition towards: the use of new feedstock, the use of renewable energy, process and energy efficiency, introduction of circularity and, of course, carbon capture and re-use. The group Sustainable Process & Energy Systems works on these transitional topics. 

Our core technical expertise is Gas- Treatment and Conversion, Separation technologies, Bio-based Building Block synthesis and Energy Conversion & Storage. We work for- and with (renewable) energy and chemistry companies and in a network of international knowledge partners.

Some typical projects/programs we are working on:

•Hydrogen as a carbon-free fuel and feedstock: www.sintef.no/projectweb/elegancy/

•Carbon capture and carbon (re)use technology development and piloting: www.alignccus.eu

•New energy storage solutions (heat and electricity) in the build environment www.scores-project.eu

•Electrification of the industry: www.voltachem.com

•Biomass valorization: biogas as a fuel and feedstock, biomass conversion to aromatics: www.biorizon.eu

Within our group we are looking for a junior lab engineer who wants to work on these topics.

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

•You have a hands-on mentality, and are very comfortable with working in a lab and working in a team of researchers

•You can work independently in a lab environment and you are you are able to set up measurement equipment for tests and performing, analyzing and reporting the experiments

•You are safety conscious and accurate

•You like working on the development of (pilot) systems that can be demonstrated at the site of the customer

•You have excellent interpersonal skills and are proactive in communicating with internal and external stakeholders

For the work on electrification the type of work you will be doing is:

•Reactor testing: various reactor concepts, electrodes and materials

•Construction of demonstration setups and lab-scale electrolysis testing

•Setting up and carrying out testing programs in the lab using the setups

•Support the team with the research on electrochemical process design and optimization

•Support the collaboration with academia and in writing scientific publications

Type vacature:

Over de werkgever

TNO is an independent research organization. TNO believes in the joint creation of economic and social value. 

The organization focus on transitions or changes in different social themes. One of the theme is Energy "Faster

towards a sustainable energy supply". TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the

competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.

Wat wij bieden

We will boost your career through personal and technical growth. We’ll support you by offering a personal coach and the possibility to follow courses and training via our highly recommended Yacht Academy. We’ll offer interesting benefits and a market conform salary. You’ll become member of the team of professionals who share your education, ambitions and your competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues from Yacht in your own technology language! You’ll become a member of the yacht network, which stretches the high tech industry. 

You will be challenged by your peers. As a result you’ll be able to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date!

Yacht is a contractor for highly educated professionals (BSc, MSc, or PhD) who’ll work on site and innovate together with our customers to find smart solutions. Being part of the world wide Randstad Group we have an extensive network of clients and professionals. 


The ideal applicant would have the following background:

•You have an M.Sc. in process technology or chemical engineering (No PhD is required)

•You have experience in electrochemistry or electrochemical engineering with hands-on experience in voltammetry and preparative electrolysis

. To be soon available, you must be living in the Netherlands

  • Voor deze functie is er geen minimale werkervaring vereist



Wat wij bieden


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Peter Groeneveld

Telefoon (6) 23521066 | E-mail peter.groeneveld@yacht.nl