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Brightlands Materials Center is a community with a physical core at the Brightlands Campus in Geleen and a global network, connecting you with the relevant polymeric materials industry, research organizations and universities.

Working at Brightlands Materials Center

Get involved in groundbreaking developments relevant to society. The work is typically contained in multi-year and multi-client research and development projects, including those within the context of the European Framework Programs. We are an applied R&D Center in the field of materials solutions with different disciplines and highly motivated employees working in a quickly growing industrial eco-system, the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. You can therefore count on many and diverse inspiring contacts.

Brightlands Materials Center is considered as a joint innovation center in the context of the TNO organization. The Materials Solutions department from TNO is the linking pin between Brightlands Materials Center and the TNO organization and employs the majority of the professional research staff. The department has a strong track record in the development of coatings, nanomaterials and polymeric modifications and functionalization.

Coming from abroad?

If you become our new colleague and you come from abroad then Brightlands Materials Center will help you to find accommodation. We will also help you with the procedures for resident permits, health care insurance, and completing any other administrative requirements. You may also be eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs.

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  • Give your career in the polymeric industry a boost?
  • Have the right entrance to business life?
  • Create bonds with universities and companies?
  • Join “making-a-difference” projects?
  • Be a part of the future?

Our application proces

You can apply via the job application button under the vacancy text. You will then be directed to the TNO web page where you can fill in the application form. You will receive an email to confirm receipt of your job application. Applications for scientific positions will be examined by scientific group leaders, application for business development will be examined by business people.

If you have applied for a position and you are invited for an interview, then we will organize a day program for you. During this day you will speak with different people, you will give a presentation about your recent work or final dissertation and you will receive a guided tour of the laboratories. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed. Within several days of your visit you will hear whether you have been offered a job.

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About TNO

TNO is an independent research organization whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, 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 organizations. 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.