Junior/Medior Scientists on safe use of chemical substances

Core business: Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences

Location: Zeist

Working Time: Full-time (32 - 40)

Reference Code: 12-Z-EELS-Q&S-JrScientChemical-ext.E.

We are looking for new colleagues for the Quality and Safety research group within the expertise area Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences. This area of expertise is characterised by the unity of earth, environmental and life sciences. We focus on various fields including healthy and safe food, protection

against chemical and biological agents, tailor-made drugs, quality of the environment, external security, alternatives to animal testing, sustainable energy, air and soil modelling as well as the exploration and production of oil and gas.

The Quality and Safety research group develops scientifically based, practical solutions especially in the area of hazardous substances, food safety and biomedical innovation. Together with universities,

research institutes, government and industrial players, we aim to be leading in our field. TNO is looking for enthusiastic junior/medior researchers to work on projects with focus on safe use of chemicals (including nanomaterials) at the workplace.

You will work on the development of innovative methods to assess and manage occupational exposure to substances. Key focal areas are data collection, exposure assessment and modelling, organising and evaluating intervention studies, health impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis and epidemiology. You will contribute to our strategy to be excellent in the development of exposure models and innovative intervention strategies, to reduce the risks of exposure at the workplace, and thereby prevent or limit the occurrence of occupational diseases.

Your impact

Depending on your experience, you will participate or coordinate research projects, (participate in) writing project proposals, report, present and publish the results in scientific media and participate in scientific discussions with (international) experts from various fields, both within TNO and outside. You will also monitor new developments in the field. You will maintain an international network in the field of chemical risk research, material innovations and occupational health.


Your competences

TNO is looking for candidates with a relevant Master#s or PhD degree (or several years workexperience) who is familiar with exposure assessment, occupational health and epidemiology. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is pro-active and #self starting#, creative and innovative. Good communicative skills both verbal and written are important.

The first interview round will be on May 29th or 31st and the second interview will take place on June 8th. A personality test and assessment could be part of selection procedure. Please respond for closing date May 15th.


Discover TNO

Everyone has his or her own notion of what pleasurable work is. TNO wants to help you find your professional and personal balance. You want to work on your career and have an enjoyable social life at the same time. This is why we offer, for instance, à-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that enable you to swap various employment conditions on an annual basis. Flexible working times and various leave schemes also give you plenty of choice to create the package that best suits your situation. Of course, your pay is also good and the secondary conditions are excellent.

TNO really is the innovation and knowledge organisation par excellence. In other words, we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. There are many opportunities for you to push on with your own development: conferences, education, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job switching. You have a big say in the speed and direction of your own development.


For Information: Dhr. Dr. ir. J.J.M. (Han) van de Sandt, Research Manager, tel. 088-8661833

Contact person P&O: Mevr. Drs. M. (Minke) Apontoweil, Recruiter, tel. 088-8669285


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