Researcher II - Radiation Cured Coatings

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Strongsville, OH, US

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 develop, prepare, execute and analyse research elements (e.g. problems, questions, 
ideas) in paints and coatings and to develop new and improve existing research coatings 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 strategic objectives of AkzoNobel.

Key Responsibilities

•    Delivering results on time for longer term projects, ensuring quality and feasibility, according to business needs 
•    Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems 
•    Protection of AkzoNobel technologies 
•    Functional guidance of junior chemists/technicians 
•    Identifies new technologies/process optimization and technical solutions and new application opportunities for coatings and paints and shares these with other professionals 
•    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 
•    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 

Job Requirements

•    PhD in chemistry / chemical technology with 3 years of experience  - 
•    Master's Degree in chemistry / chemical technology and 5 years of experiences or
•    Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry / chemical technology and 10 years of experience

Rewards & Benefits

Base salary range for this role is: $ 90,000 to $100,000. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

  • Benefits beginning Day 1
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay
  • Hybrid position 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity and Inclusion Networks


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

Requisition ID: #LI-SS1

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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