Researcher modelling of physical and chemical properties of organic electronic devices

You will be working at the interface of modelling, physics. chemistry, materials science and device engineering, in a multidisciplinary research environment. You will work on the modelling of physical and chemical properties of organic electronic devices. Application foreseen are in the field of OLED lighting, OLED displays and thin film photovoltaic applications.

Your tasks and responsibilities will be:
-Setting up models to describe physical or chemical properties of organic electronics. This will include transport of water and oxygen in complex layered systems.
-Prediction of lifetime of organic electronic devices by modelling and setting up experiments for validation.
-Translating relevant research topics into experimental and modeling plans
-Transfer of developed know-how to industrial partners of Holst Centre
-Generating results that are either patentable or publishable in internationally renowned journals
-Working in a multidisciplinary, multi-company team on a daily basis
-Reporting technical progress both in written and oral form on a regular basis


You are a motivated and experienced researcher with a background in materials science and passionate about modelling. You have the following profile:

-Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry or equivalent through experience
-Relevant experience in modelling, preferably also able to combine this with experiments
-Hands-on mentality, good organizational and communication skills
-Pro-active attitude and ability to work independently/autonomously
-Good communication skills in English

Please respond for closing date 21 September 2014. Please be aware that the first round of interviews for selected candidates is scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd. The second round is scheduled between October 8th and 17th.

About TNO

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3500 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.

Terms of employment

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, -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.

Contact us

Pim Groen (Program Manager) +31 (0)40 402 0649
Marie Anne Borst (Recruiter) +31 (0)6 526 92920

vacature geplaatst op 02 Sep 2014 door TNO Technical Sciences



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