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At TMC Science & Technology, as a Materials Scientist, you work at research institutes or high-tech companies on complex topics in materials technology. The work will mainly be conducted in project teams of various (technical) disciplines. The topics can vary from e.g. polymers, ceramics, metals, and biomaterials to the characterizing of surfaces, adhesive technologies, optical properties and sustainability of materials.

Also the areas of application can be very different: e.g. optics, high tech systems, coatings, automotive, renewable and solar energy, food and personal care. It is crucial that you have a good overview of the possible applications of your expertise and that you’re able to motivate this to others.


  • Master or PhD in Nanotechnology, Physics, Material Science or a similar study;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant R&D experience in the high-tech industry;
  • Extensive experience in surface functionalization and modification;
  • Experience with SAM, CNT, colloidal chemistry and polymer synthesis is required;
  • Hands-on experience with characterization tools such as AFM, TEM, XRD, XPS, SEM, etc.;
  • Experience in data analysis software such as Matlab is highly preferred;
  • Very good oral and written communicative skills (preferably in Dutch or French and English);
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;

Through your studies or professional experiences you have gained expertise in one or more of the following topics:

  • Polymeric materials
  • Metals and alloys
  • Ceramic or glassy materials
  • Nanocomposites or reinforced materials
  • Coating materials and thin film technologies
  • Advanced optic or opto-electronic materials
  • Biochemicals, biofuels and/or biomedical materials
  • Nutritional ingredients


TMC is a technology and science consultancy company that brings expertise to their clients in order to support them with the realization of their technological challenges. As such, TMC is operating as an expert center at the disposition of its clients in order to help them to be more competitive in an ever more global and faster changing technological world.

TMC is truly unique thanks to our business model called the Employeneurship model which comes as a true innovation for the High Technology consulting business. It's the business relationship of the 21th century for high skilled Engineers & Scientists, and our model is built around 5 main pillars:

  • Permanent employment contract, offering you stability and security
  • Individual profit sharing: know your market value and share in the profit your work generates
  • One-on-one coaching and trainings designed to help you develop your entrepreneurial skills
  • The competence cells structure, providing a strong relevant network
  • The entrepreneurial lab: a playground for new ideas and a launching for start-ups

Apply now