R&D Specialist - Automotive Coatings

Apply now »

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

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


To co-design, prepare, execute and analyse output of practical experiments, in line with the department, R&D project and functional standards. Can act as member of a project team, contributing to the realization of objectives of research/development/support projects.

Key Accountabilities


  • Delivering project results on time, ensuring quality and feasibility, according to business needs
  • Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems
  • Protection of AkzoNobel technologies

Key Activities


  • Maintains and promotes a safe work environment, complies with safety policies and procedures. Follows safe work practices for personal and equipment safety, in both the laboratory and in the field. End results are zero or minimum safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment
  • Conducts a significant level of formulation or technical work (in the lab) as defined in the project plan
  • Asks appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations and critical performance parameters
  • Documents (lab) results, visits, etc. through appropriate reporting systems
  • Is familiar with and applies relevant experimental, development and/or analytical approaches and techniques


Education & Experience


  • Technical educational in relevant field, e.g. chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, environmental, maths, statistics, data science etc.
  • Typically 1-3 years of relevant experience in similar roles. Knowledge in automotive coatings is a plus.
  • Medium English level is mandatory




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: 28870