Researcher I

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Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

To develop, prepare, execute and analyse research elements (e.g. problems, questions, ideas) 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

  • Delivering results on time for small projects, ensuring quality and feasibility, according to business needs
  • Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems
  • Protection of AkzoNobel technologies
  • Functional guidance of Specialists/Technicians

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
  • Sets-up, plans, executes, analyses, interprets and reports experiments within own unit
  • Identifies new product/process optimization and technical solutions and new application opportunities for own area/domain and shares these with other professionals
  • Keeps current on uses and improves relevant research methods in the field, ensures retention of knowledge through research reports.
  • Participates in projects and ensures execution and delivery of technical results
  • Formulates and presents solution directions and issues advice at request or at own initiative


  • Typically 6-9 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree, or
  • Typically 1-3 years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree, or
  • Typically 0-2 years of relevant experience with PhD


Technical educational in relevant field, e.g. chemistry, chemical technology, environmental, maths, statistics, data science etc.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 34010