Researcher III, Paints & Coatings: Innovation

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Date: May 4, 2023

Location: Troy, MI, 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.

Position Summary:

The Researcher III will provide the contribution into development of the innovative sustainable portfolio of AkzoNobel. Prepare, test, develop, analyze and research new coatings, crosslinking mechanisms and resins. Develop new and improve existing research methodology, in line with the global RD&I strategy. Establish new coatings chemistries and contribute to the realization of objectives of innovative developmental projects.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Technical Lead (parts) of significant for business complex projects
  • Identifies shortcomings in current processes and procedures and suggests improvements
  • Identifies new routes/technologies and solutions to technical challenges/problems.
  • Participates in the global projects and ensure executing and delivery using own area of expertise
  • Internally recognized across multiple business functions as expert in a specialty / field
  • Identifies project need, set-up, plan, execute, analyze, interpret results and report experiments outside own unit
  • Identifies new product/process optimization, technical solutions and innovation
  • Keeps current on uses and improves relevant research methods in the field, ensures retention of knowledge through research reports
  • With IP group manages & files IP applications and analyzes 3rd party IP
  • Understands, develops, and comments on technical strategy in own area
  • Functions as the technical contact at meetings and prepares and presents information for customer contact as appropriate

Skills & Qualifications:

  • PhD in chemistry / chemical technology with 5 years of experience 
  • Master's Degree in chemistry / chemical technology and 7 years of experiences or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry / chemical technology and 10 years of experience 






AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 26078