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Analytical Chemist (Freelance)

Posted Aug 18, 2021
Project ID: PHILJP00023798
11 months
(Sep 1, 2021 - Aug 14, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
34 - 56 €/hr

As Analytical Chemist 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.

Your responsibilities
In your job as Analytical Chemist 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, Chromatography experience is a must (GC and/or HPLC) 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 to provide optimal solutions

Your team
The Philips Technical Expert Group (TEG) in Drachten, The Netherlands, is 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 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. 

We are looking for
As Analytical Chemist you have: Higher Vocational (HBO) or Academic (MSc) degree in analytical chemistry. Hands-on experience with a broad range of characterization/analytical techniques. Chromatography experience is a must (GC and/or HPLC)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 attitude0.8-1 FTE.

Responsible for building up and maintenance of the know-how in the specific field of expertise, by participating in or performing technology- or advanced-competence-development--projects, and for building up and maintenance of an in- and external network.

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