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Medior Organic Chemist Biorizon I Bergen op Zoom

Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO

9067686 | DELFT | Detachering | WO | publicatiedatum


Over de functie

The energy sector and (chemical) industry are in a transition towards the use of new feedstocks, the use of renewable energy, more energy efficient processes, the introduction of circularity, and, of course, carbon capture and re-use. Within the Sustainable Process & Energy Systems group at TNO we work on all these transitional topics, working for, and with, (renewable) energy and chemistry companies and a network of international knowledge partners.

One of the flagship programs of the group is the Shared Research Center Biorizon (, which works on the technology development of bio-based aromatics. To complement our Biorizon team, we are currently seeking an experienced Synthetic Organic Chemist to work on the development (gram-scale) and scale-up (kilograms/hour) of chemical processes for the production of bio-aromatic chemicals. You will be part of a small team at our facility in Bergen op Zoom which is responsible for developing and scaling up high quality, safe chemical processes. You will be responsible for setting up, performing and analyzing experiments as well as general facility maintenance tasks.

Shared Research Center Biorizon
Aromatics are among the most important feedstocks for the chemical industry, but virtually all these building blocks are currently made from fossil sources. The Shared Research Center Biorizon, an initiative of TNO, VITO, ECN and the Green Chemistry Campus, develops technologies to produce aromatics from organic waste streams. The goal: to facilitate commercial production of bio-aromatics by 2025. This will diminish dependence on fossil fuels, lower CO2-emissions and provide the chemical industry with profitable and sustainable raw materials.


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

  • Good interpersonal skills and a proactive communication style;
  • An intrinsic drive to contribute to a sustainable society;
  • A hands-on mentality, and comfortable with experimentation and reporting;
  • The ability to work semi-independently and accurately;
  • A good understanding of laboratory and chemical safety;
  • A problem solving attitude and the ability to remain calm, professional in stressful situations;
  • Comfortable maintaining, repairing and upgrading laboratory set-ups.


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.
  • You can work independently in lab environment
  • You are able to set up measurement equipment for tests and performing, analyzing and reporting the experiments
  • You are comfortable in maintaining, repairing and upgrading laboratory set-ups
  • You are safety conscious and accurate
  • A drive to develop innovative solutions to technically challenging problems by combining the right mix of intellectual curiosity and a pragmatic approach
  • To manage this job you must speak Dutch and English very well
  • Good interpersonal skills and proactive communication


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. 



Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Peter Groeneveld via telefoonnummer 06-53815170

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