Research engineer Chemometrics – Saur EUROPE – Doetinchem

Saur EUROPE



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Your goal

As a Research engineer Chemometrics, you will join the team that develops new water treatment solutions for a more sustainable water industry. We develop water and wastewater solutions for the municipal and industrial domain, and you will focus on advanced process control, modelling, and design with a heavy component in data science. Working at R&D, you will be the linking pin between the technical domain (process design, R&D) and the digital domain and ensure our water treatment solutions for the future are both smart and green. You will be involved in the complete development cycle of processes from idea to full-scale application. Examples of current projects are minimizing chemical consumption, recovery of nutrients from concentrated waste streams, and the efficient removal of persistent micro-pollutants. The projects you will be involved in are, among others, the optimization of large scale removal of micropollutants and optimizing chemical dosing in coagulation systems. 

What will you be doing? We have listed it for you:

  • Develop and implement the vision and strategy on advanced process modeling and control, be the thought leader on this domain within Saur.
  • Implement a data-driven and QbD approach in R&D and process design; provide input to optimize processes and process designs based on historical process data.
  • Develop and implement intelligent control strategies in our unit operations that help save energy and chemicals and ensure higher levels of safety.
  • Improve the effectivity of pilot testing.
  • Interface with lab and pilot research and help translate the results into full-scale solutions.
  • Interface with digital teams in Doetinchem and Paris.
  • Working together with customers and external partners.
  • Project management of innovation project(s).

What  we’re looking for

  • You hold a Msc or a PhD degree in data science, chemical engineering, chemometrics or a similar field or comparable level.
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge in the field of process modelling and advanced control, multivariate data acquisition and data analysis tools, process analytical chemistry, QbD, digital twins, preferentially applied in water treatment.
  • Process analytical chemistry.
  • Basic understanding on unit operations applied in water treatment.
  • Ability to manage innovation projects and set up R&D plans.
  • Network with stakeholders in industry and science.
  • Professional command of the English language in word and writing. Command of the Dutch language is desirable, but not required.
  • In general, we are looking for the following competencies: curious, proactive, creative, analytical and communicative.

Working for us means

  • The salary is between € 4.016,60 en € 5.661,23 per month, depending on your professional experience.
  • A ‘buddy’ who will show you around in our organization.
  • Extended leave, with as many as 27 vacation and 7 Adv days.
  • Good commuting scheme.
  • PME pension plan and discounted health insurance.
  • Interesting online training program which allows you to continuously develop yourself.
  • An active staff association.
  • Secondary benefits, such as Benefits@work, Employment conditions selection model and a sports card for Nijmegen, Arnhem and surrounding area.

Are you a recruiter

Then don’t call or email us not unless we have called you first. The reason for this is that we are filling this vacancy through our own recruitment. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is therefore not desired, not even by phone. Profiles and resumes sent unsolicited by agencies, even if you send them directly to the manager, will be treated as direct applications from the candidate.

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