Senior Reseacher

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Date: Apr 7, 2024

Location: Vilafranca del Penedes, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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We are looking for a Senior Researcher experienced in the formulation, manufacture, application and testing of Food Packaging coatings, to join our team in Vilafranca del Penedès. 

Main objectives

  • Plan and organize work on a daily and weekly basis with oversight from senior team members.
  • Formulate, prepare, apply and test the mechanical and chemical properties of coatings using established test methods and procedures to complete Laboratory Work Requests (LWRs) within agreed timescales.
  • Carry out programs of work in support of new product development projects following the StageGate® process within agreed timescales.
  • Use design of experiments methodology where appropriate.
  • Record all results in an accurate and clear manner. 
  • Contribute to AkzoNobel’s commitment to HSE excellence
  • Share results with other internal teams and regional R&D teams via team meetings, project reviews etc


  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in Laboratory roles. 
  • Master's or PHD level education.
  • High level of English and Spanish. Other languages are a plus. 
  • Experience in industrial companies or Coatings/paint industries. 
  • Experience in UV Technology would be valued. 
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry, principles and practice is highly valued. 
  • Experience in the use of statistical experimental design is highly valued. 

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: 36461 

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