R&D Technologist

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  • The Analytical Science group in Terneuzen, The Netherlands has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Analytical Research Technician (m/f) in the Surface & Interface Characterization team. 
  • The group in Terneuzen is part of the global Core R&D Analytical Science organization that is delivering essential measurement science and problem solving capabilities to accelerate manufacturing and research and development projects. The organization is critical to the success of many projects and activities in Dow ranging from innovative research for new product development and product/process improvements to resolving and avoiding production issues in manufacturing plants. 
  • In the role of Analytical Research Technician in the Surface & Interface Characterization group you will provide technical support in the preparation, execution and reporting of experimental analytical activities. You will work on studies in collaboration with research and technical development groups in Europe, USA and Asia. The primary focus of the job will be on technical problem solving by applying a range of advanced microscopy technologies. 
  • For this position we are seeking a candidate who has excellent problem solving skills and affinity with microscopy techniques, such as, optical microscopy, electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy. 
  • Key roles & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for managing optical/electron/scanning probe microscopy techniques. This includes safely executing analytical experiments, instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, new method application, and timely and high-quality reporting. 
  • Delivering, in close collaboration with other researchers, high-end analytical expertise to support various manufacturing and research projects. 
  • The role has a strong “hands-on” component. The applicant will need to be capable of working on multiple projects in parallel. 
  • Develop experimental plans and perform standard and non-routine tasks to support a wide range of innovative activities for various businesses.
  • Collaboration with local and global researchers.


  • Bachelor (HLO) education in analytical chemistry or organic chemistry with a strong background in analytical characterization techniques (microscopy).
  • Self-driven personality and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate must be keen to collaborate with internal clients to deliver effective solutions.
  • Strong team player; local and global teamwork in an interdisciplinary environment is an important part of the job.
  • Good computer skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing in English.
  • Strong focus on and commitment to safety.
  • The applicant will need to be capable of managing multiple projects in parallel.
  • Proficiency in English is preferred. Knowledge of Dutch is not mandatory, but willingness to learn Dutch is desired.

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