Research Engineer (fulltime, Eindhoven)

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About you

  • you have a drive to work for a disruptive high tech pioneer
  • you want to make this world a better place and see a key role for technology
  • you thrive on getting things done and are not dispirited by setbacks
  • you are a team player
  • you are pro-active and take ownership of your tasks
  • you have good analytical skills
  • you are creative
  • you have good communication skills
  • you contribute to a positive work atmosphere.

About us

Ioniqa is a scale up specialized in circular processes for plastic materials. In 2019 we launched a breakthrough industrial process for PET packaging materials, with an approach for other materials to follow soon. The new plant will be the basis (‘blueprint’) for its licensing strategy. Our R&D labs and offices are located in Eindhoven, we have a pilot-plant in the Port of Rotterdam and a demonstration plant in Geleen. We have strong partnerships with leading value chain players to ensure that our breakthrough recycling process is successful to make a difference in minimizing plastic waste.

The Job

Your research activities in Ioniqa contribute to the successful process development and plant start-up and optimization, driving the growth of the company.

Your main tasks include:

  • Research & Development projects in the field of process development, with the current focus on the process of chemical recycling of various polycondensates. The projects concern equipment selection, scale-up and design (determining operating windows of the equipment to fulfill product quality),
  • Manage and perform lab, pilot plant and industrial scale plant tests,
  • Contribute to process optimization and troubleshooting of the plant operation,
  • Strong cooperation and interaction with technology group, engineers in the pilot and demonstration plants,
  • Contribute and develop Ioniqa’s Patent family.


  • Have a PhD or Master’s degree in Chemical/Process Engineering
  • Good fundamental knowledge of unit operations and chemical engineering principals
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in industrial research
  • Bring experience: we look for experience in process development preferably with attention to one or more of the following areas:
    • Reactor engineering / mixing technology
    • Crystallization
    • Solids processing
  • English language is a requirement, it is an advantage if you also speak Dutch
  • Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the Netherlands. Ioniqa will not provide immigration and labor sponsorship for any applicants.

The offer

  • Competitive commercial package, including option plan
  • A dynamic & challenging working environment
  • Opportunity to be part of a unique team launching a breakthrough technology.


Hiring manager is Katarina Babic (

If you would like to apply for this job position, please send your resume and motivation letter to

Ioniqa Technologies B.V. – De Lismortel 31- 5612 AR Eindhoven – The Netherlands

T: +31.40.751.7630 – E: – W: – Tw: @IoniqaCircular