Researcher I

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Ansan, KR

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

What is the primary purpose of this job? Describe main objectives.

Primary purpose of the R&D Researcher I in NPD Korea Team is to support the business requirements by carrying out laboratory work and collaboration with related companies, presenting the results to the stakeholders, following the projects involved with the relevant parties.

This job has lots of experience and knowledge for the development, leading the project, also managing multiple work streams, making appropriate recommendations for prioritization, working in a safe manner in accordance to HSE rules are the key objectives.

Through long experience and knowledge, it is expected to be able to proceed with actions and business processes for the benefit of the company and the relationship between the customer and the company as well as the technical aspects.

To develop, prepare, execute and analyses research elements in own discipline and develop new and improve existing research methodology, in line with the R&D strategy, project and R&D functional standards, in order to gain insight into new developments and contribute to the realization of objectives of research/development/support projects.

Key Accountabilities

As a person in charge of the RD project, he/she must be able to perform all procedure necessary for the progress of the job/work.

  • Planning/ Progress/ ability to communicate with customers or the relevant and to creat situations in their favor / Knowledge of technology and RM etc. / using Akzonobel system for reporting / Compliance with safety policy.

New formula development and Enter the new Market

Maintenance and improvement of the existing formulations

New technology and people development and personal development

Understanding the company's progress system for reporting and recording works

VE and IPM -  reduce costs, investigate alternative raw, study of new raw material

HSE policy Compliance


List the essential educational qualifications, relevant experience and required skills.

Relevant Experience and Educational requirements

  • Typically 10~12 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Typically 8~10 years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree.
  • Educational and experience in Chemical relevant major.


  • Knowledge of Organic Chemical and polymer chemical
  • Knowledge of paint and formulation experience
  • Understanding dispersion equipment and control of the euipment
  • Understanding of acrylic resin formulation and synthesis equipment
  • Understanding of the akzonobel system and ability to use language and computers


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 23704