Associate Researcher

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40 hours
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About the job

About the job

Job Tasks:

This is a role as associate researcher for a new "Bench-Scale Unit" that is currently being commissioned.
After a short onboarding period you will independently run the unit and carry out experiments, with minimal supervision.
You would immediately join the start-up work and then operate the unit independently.
It is a fairly large and complex bench-scale unit, in which batches of a (new) product will be produced.
The work requires both chemical knowledge and familiarity with larger experimental setups, including basic understanding of process equipment (such as pumps, mixers, reactors) and process control (such as temperature, pressure, flow control).
The objective of the experimental program is partly process development and partly product development:
How can we best produce certain specialty grades of the product? And what are the optimal compositions of reactants and process conditions? How would this translate to the 'real' process in the commercial factory?

What we offer

What we offer:

  • A temporary contract (Contract voor bepaalde tijd) for 6 months will be offered in an international, ambitious and dynamic environment;
  • The position is full-time at the Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam, right at river 't IJ in Amsterdam;
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Salary indication is around € 3200,- based on 40 hours and depending on education and working experience;
  • You get access to hundreds of free GoodHabitz training courses through Unique.

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Minimal finished HBO Chemie education/ BSc preferably with chemical technology, process technology or chemistry with proven experience/affinity with process setups;
  • Strong preference for several years of experimental and/or process technology work experience;
  • A good ability to quickly adapt to things;
  • Experience with independent execution of an experimental program and processing/reporting results;
  • Strong attention to working safely and cautiously, in accordance with all the company's requirements and expectations;
  • Learns fast, independent, result-oriented, creative, and with strong problem-solving ability;
  • Work independently but als be a good team player
  • Strong communication skills, both in Dutch and English.

About the company

About the Company:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. They have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, they set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors.
A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to their success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

Shell in Amsterdam has been housed in one building since 2009, Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA). A state-of-the-art location, currently comprising 90,000 m2 of laboratories, test halls, workshops and offices - comparable to 12 UEFA-sized football pitches - with 78,750 metres of pipelines and 900 small and large technical installations.
In the coming years, Shell expects to invest a few hundred million euro per year in research and development in the Netherlands. A significant part of this will be spent in STCA. This ranks STCA among the top for research spending in the Netherlands.
In STCA, more than 1,000 professionals from various disciplines collaborate to deliver complex projects and to develop new technology. STCA focuses on providing more and cleaner energy solutions as a world-class R&D hub.
STCA is an integrated part of a global network of Shell technology centres and one of three technology hubs of Shell worldwide.

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Shell Amsterdam 2

Grasweg 31
1031 HW Amsterdam

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