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R&D Researcher Chemistry

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Datum: 17-mrt-2021

Plaats: Sassenheim, NL

Bedrijf: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.


Job Purpose

We are seeking a qualified, self-sufficient, and thorough Researcher for immediate hire. You will play a vital role within our organization that is evermore developing and become more and more sustainable.

Key Accountabilities

In the role as Researcher you scope and initiate new projects and offer guidance to the other team members. You will report into the team leader and present the results at project review meetings to higher management. With your strong communication skills, you will keep marketing and other stakeholders, informed during the whole process.

Key Activities

  • Keep current of trends to be able to initiate new ideas and drive product development into the right direction;
  • Improve formulations while making use of existing data and experimental design;
  • Initiate new projects, create a plan of action, set project goals, and manage to completion;
  • Inspire and guide the team;
  • Communicate technical matters effectively.

Who are we looking for?

  • Academic degree in chemistry, formulating, physics or related;
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Dutch is a big plus;
  • Effective communicator, both orally and written;
  • Track record of product development is a pre;
  • Knowledge of PreDeco or related products is a pre.

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension and medical insurance plan;
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role.


We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner; tel. +31 6 111 444 56


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

Requisition ID: 8944