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Researcher i in Sassenheim

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Researcher I

Date: 27 Feb 2024

Location: Sassenheim, NL

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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Let's paint the picture of the role

Are you passionate about driving innovation in coatings technology? Do you thrive in a dynamic research environment where your expertise can make a real impact? We're seeking a talented Researcher I to join our team and take our R&D efforts to the next level.
As a Researcher I, you'll play a pivotal role in developing, executing, and analysing research elements within our technical field. Whether you're exploring new product concepts, testing existing technologies, or developing fundamental understanding of key coating attributes, your work will directly contribute to our R&D strategy and drive continuous improvement.


  • Analyse data and develop working hypotheses to drive technical leads and generate insights.
  • Demonstrate expertise in coatings chemistry, developing new measurement techniques and constructing credible models.
  • Share knowledge and provide guidance to colleagues, acting as a consultant and facilitating collaboration.
  • Proactively seek and implement new techniques and methodologies to advance research efforts.
  • Lead project delivery, identifying risks and barriers, and communicating effectively with stakeholders.
  • Facilitate comprehensive evaluations of technologies, processes, and capabilities, engaging both internal teams and external technology providers and researchers.

What do you need to have to be successful in this role?

  • Master's or PhD degree in coatings chemistry, polymer science, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in coatings research, with ideally 12 months in powder coatings.
  • Strong knowledge of coatings formulation, application, and performance, particularly in powder coatings.
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-focused mindset.
  • Ability to plan, execute, and guide work programs effectively.
  • Independent, self-organized, and adept at problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Willingness to undergo 6 months of training in our BU powder lab in Italy.

What do we offer in return?

It's a two-way street. This means that we offer not only a competitive salary but also believe in a healthy work-life balance.

  • Above average number of annual holidays and leave days in. 46 days' off.
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan.
  • Fixed bonus.
  • Travel expenses to and from work.
  • Opportunities for ongoing education and professional development.
  • Being part of events and networking platforms.
  • Paint with a discount.

We aim to create a sense of belonging, where everyone can share their diverse backgrounds, participate in events, and connect through networking platforms.

We welcome your online application via .
Please note that we only take online applications in consideration.
If you have questions about the role or interview process, please contact Merith de Bock at .

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self.

Functie:researcher i
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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