Organic Chemist Sustainable Process & Energy Systems


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For our client TNO Sustainable Process & Energy Systems we are searching for an Organic Chemist Sustainable Process & Energy Systems.

Do you feel comfortable working in a lab environment and do you have an intrinsic drive to contribute to a more sustainable society? Maybe you are the perfect candidate for this job!

The energy sector and the (chemical) industry are in a transition towards the use of new feed stock, 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. They work for- and with (renewable) energy and chemistry companies and in a network of international knowledge partners.
One of the flagships of this group is Shared Research Center Biorizon that works on the technology development of biobased aromatics. To complement the Biorizon team, we are looking for a Organic Chemist. You will work on the development (gram-scale) and scale-up (kilograms/hr) of chemical processes for the production of bio-aromatic compounds.


The ideal candidate has a BSc. or MSc. and background in (organic) chemistry, process technology or chemical engineering with affinity for process intensification and/or flow chemistry. You have at least 5 years of (industrial) working experience. You are able to operate process installations (with a throughput of a few kg per day) and feel comfortable in maintaining, repairing and upgrading laboratory set-ups. You are able to set up measurement equipment for tests and performing, analysing and reporting the experiments.
Being in possession of a valid drivers licence (B) is important for this position because of the flexibility to work at different locations (Delft and Bergen op Zoom).
On a personal level, you have good interpersonal and proactive communication skills in English. Are you the enthusiastic Process Chemist with a hands-on mentality we are looking for?


Full time applicants only; It starts with a temporarily contract by CLS Services, but on the longer term it is a permanent position.

Company profile

Biorizon is a cross-border initiative between TNO, VITO, ECN part of TNO and the Green Chemistry Campus and is part of Biobased Delta. Biorizon aims to include the global leaders in the fields of feed stock, conversion, equipment and end products as participants in the Shared Research Center, based on the open innovation methodology. Aromatics are among the most important resources for the chemical industry. Currently virtually all aromatic building blocks are made from fossil oil. Shared Research Center Biorizon, an initiative of TNO, VITO, ECN and the Green Chemistry Campus, develops technologies to produce aromatics derived from organic waste streams. The goal: to make commercial production of bio-aromatics feasible for industrial partners by 2025. This diminishes the dependence on fossil fuel, it lowers CO2-emissions and it provides the chemical industry a profitable and sustainable perspective.


Interested? Send us (CLS Services) a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form.




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