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Vacature Material Characterization Expert Polymers


Functieomschrijving Material Characterization Expert Polymers

As Material Characterization Expert you support our activities with your hands-on physical/chemical laboratory experience in the Materials Physical/Chemical Analysis area. We solve challenges from our internal customers and use our analytical techniques as a tool to provide solutions.

In your job as Material Analytical Expert you will support the solutions we provide to our customers to understand complex problems in the field of polymer materials, processing, finishing and applied chemistry. You master analytical techniques yourself and you are hands-on and can work, after a proper introduction, indepently.

Activities / capabilities / attitude:

  • Familiar with several material characterization and chemical analytical techniques, for example Tensile testing, Impact, Fatique, GC-MS, FT-IR, Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA and TMA), Microscopy, Reology. Contact angle,
  • Support the solutions we want to provide to our customers and projects; this requires creativity with regard to your experimental approach
  • Real team player and teaming-up with peers (direct and in-drect collegues, stakeholders, etc.) to provide optimal solutions

The work is at a group of highly skilled experts in several competences that are key for the Personal Health Business groups Domestic Appliances, Coffee, Health & Wellness and Personal Care as well as for Medical Businesses. The experts closely cooperate in a network with product developers, industrial designers, consumer marketing managers, external R&D partners and with innovative suppliers. TEG supports the different Philips’ product categories worldwide in scouting and developing new technologies that enable new product functions and is organized around competences, with two expert groups. One of these expert groups is the group Chemistry & Polymers. The competences in the group are Applied Chemistry, Material/Chemical Analysis and Materials, Molding & Finishing Technologies. The group consists of about 15 colleagues on PhD/MSc/BSc level.


As Material Characterization Expert Polymers you have:

> Higher Vocational (HBO) or Academic (MSc) degree in polymer materials and characterization or analytical chemistry, material science, polymer/physical chemistry with an important material characterization/analytical chemistry component.
> Hands-on experience with a broad range of characterization/analytical techniques
> A few years of working experience is preferred
> Good communication and reporting skills in the English language
> Good planning skills and ability to work independently
> Team player attitude
> 0.8-1 FTE


Onze opdrachtgever is een toonaangevend bedrijf in Noord Nederland waar ongeveer 300 mensen werken. Op de locatie worden producten ontwikkeld, verbetert en geproduceerd. Binnen de afdeling van R&D zijn we, in verband met een aantal projecten, op zoek naar een HBO chemisch analist. De afdeling bestaat uit 30 collega's waarvan het merendeel productspecialist is en hoger opgeleid. Binnen de afdeling hangt een ervaren sfeer waar kennis en passie voor chemie/laboratoriumtechniek de boventoon voert.

Xelvin Food detacheert productspecialisten binnen de vakgebieden R&D, QA en laboratorium. Onze medewerkers hebben een productgerichte opleiding gevolgd zoals chemie, farmacie of levensmiddelentechnologie.



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