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Technician cluster process and catalysis engineering

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,471 - € 3,336
  • Deadline 28 Feb 2023

Are you a highly motivated engineer with experience in (electro)chemical engineering? We offer a position for a technician in the cluster process and catalysis engineering, embedded in the PCS group – Faculty of Science and technology – at the University of Twente.

You are asked to support the lab infrastructure and research activities of the group. This includes designing, installing and maintaining (trouble shoot) facilities for evaluation of novel electrode compositions and morphologies, including cell (reactor) design, (mass flow) controllers for liquid/gas supply, pressure control, temperature control, swagelock lines, and lab VIEW programming. You are responsible for design and construction of optical reactors facilitating in situ analyses by IR, Raman, Fluorescence, and Transient absorption spectroscopy. You collaborate with TCO (the mechanical workshop at UT) on the design and construction of equipment. You are also in charge of the purchase and maintenance of analytical equipment, with focus on MicroGCs. Furthermore you are asked to support the installing and maintenance of gas bottles and gas safety devices. You utilize various software applications, such as for example AutoCad (flow diagram) / Solid Works / Pithon / LabVIEW and you are the contact for ICT solutions of the group.

Your profile

  • You are an engineer with a MBO/HBO level of education, in the field of applied physics or chemical-, mechanical-, or electro engineering, and have affiliation for tasks in the field of electrochemical engineering;

  • You are able to work as a part of a team and maintain a dedicated and flexible mindset;

  • You enjoy working in interaction with other people. You like helping other people. You have excellent communication skills;

  • You enjoy working in a dynamic environment, where focused work is alternated with responding to ad-hoc requests and questions;

  • You take pride and joy in maintaining an organized and representative lab environment;

  • As you will work in an international environment, you need to be proficient in English.

Our offer

  • This is a structural, full time position, starting with a temporary contract for one year with the prospect of a permanent contract after a positive evaluation;

  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:

  • A starting salary from € 2.471,- to € 3.336,- gross per month, based on relevant work experience;

  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;

  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of full time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A full time employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis;

  • Excellent professional and personal development programs and a secondary remuneration package including a solid pension scheme;

  • The Cluster Process and Catalysis Engineering is a wonderful place to work due to the friendly atmosphere and enthusiastic colleagues, excellent facilities, challenging research and attention to social relations.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below, and include:

In accordance with international law and regulations, only applicants holding the nationality of a member state of the EU/EEA or Switzerland can be employed in this support function.

For questions, you can contact Prof. Dr. Guido Mul, G.Mul@utwente.nl or Robert Meijer, R.Meijer@utwente.nl.

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About the department

In the PCS group we develop and investigate the performance of photo- and electrocatalysts, electrodes, and electrochemical cell configurations in various applications, such as production of H2, conversion of CO2, and selective oxidation or reduction of hydrocarbons. We have a fantastic 240+ m2 lab with dozens of tailor made experimental facilities to test and analyze photocatalysis and electrochemistry. We collaborate intensively with other groups within the cluster, an development of processes and catalysts.

The group consists of approximately 30 people including professors, postdocs, (post)graduate students, and secretarial support. Furthermore, we have several shared facilities and access to the facilities of the MESA+ Institute, including the NanoLab.

About the organization

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

About the TNW Faculty

Curious about what the Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW) stands for? Check out the Science and Technology website for more information.

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Selection.
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2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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Mul, G. (Guido)

Mul, G. (Guido)
Full Professor

Mul, G. (Guido)
Full Professor

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