R&D Chemist

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Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Melbourne, AU

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 

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About The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about innovation in the coating industry? Do you have a knack for conducting practical experiments and analysing data to drive product development? We're on the lookout for a skilled R&D Chemist to join our dynamic team at Sunshine, Melbourne.

What you'll be doing:

  • Experimentation and Analysis: Conduct hands-on experiments to develop and test surface coatings, utilising a combination of scientific methodology and creative problem-solving. Analyse experimental data to draw meaningful conclusions that drive product development and innovation.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to strict safety protocols for personal and equipment safety in a laboratory environment. Maintain a safe and compliant workspace at all times, ensuring the well-being of yourself and your colleagues.
  • Project Management: Manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritising tasks effectively to ensure timely delivery of project milestones. Coordinate with cross-functional teams to align project objectives and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Formulation Development: Utilise your proficiency in calculation and formulation to develop and optimize coating formulations. Consider factors such as cost, durability, and environmental impact, striving to achieve formulations that meet both technical and commercial requirements.
  • Quality Control: Perform quality control testing on developed products, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of performance and reliability. Utilise laboratory equipment calibration procedures to maintain accuracy and consistency in testing processes.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate closely with stakeholders across the organisation, including product managers, manufacturing teams, and external partners. Communicate findings and recommendations effectively, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on industry trends and technological advancements, proactively seeking opportunities to improve existing processes and methodologies. Participate in ongoing training and development initiatives to enhance your skills and expertise.

What We're Looking For:

  • Previous experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Proficient in calculation and formulation.
  • Detail-oriented with a sharp eye for identifying nuances in formulations, raw materials, and product quality.
  • Ability to discern colours accurately.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment calibration, quality control testing procedures, and complaint investigation protocols.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with team members.

What We Can Offer:

Being a Global company, we have a suite of benefits we can offer than your standard permanent role and job stability:

  • Career Pathway and Training: We're committed to helping you reach your career goals. We offer training and development opportunities that open doors to your next steps.
  • Performance Bonuses: Don't settle for the ordinary. You have the potential to earn more with performance bonuses on top of your base salary!
  • Let AkzoNobel, help you meet your health goals: Your health matters to us. Enjoy a free annual flu vaccination and financial support for health and wellbeing programs of your choice each year.
  • Want to stretch your dollar further? Enjoy our employee benefits on discounted private health insurance with Bupa and free access for you and your family on our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), that include discount on retail goods and services. 
  • Looking for more perks? Join us to find out more…

How to Apply:

If you're a self-driven individual with a passion for innovation and a strong background in chemistry, we want to hear from you! Apply now and take the next step in your career as an R&D Chemist with us. Note: Please ensure your resume reflects your relevant experience and skills, and feel free to include any additional information you believe would strengthen your application.

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.

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