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Date: May 23, 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 execute and analyse output of practical experiments, in line with the department, R&D project and functional standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • 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 formulation or technical work (in the lab) as defined in the departmental research plan
  • Documents (lab) results, visits, etc. through appropriate reporting systems, reports outcome to manager 
  • Is familiar with relevant experimental, development and/or analytical approaches and techniques


  • Typically, 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Typically, 1-3 years of relevant experience in automotive coatings.
  • Relevant experience with waterborne technology is a plus.
  • Expertise with design of experiments and data management is a plus.


  • Technical educational in relevant field, e.g. chemistry, chemical technology, environmental, maths, statistics, data science etc. See also ‘Experience’.
  • English language is required.
  • German language is a plus.

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: 30746