Senior lab researcher,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: Speciality Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


1. A Senior experimental researcher who has the ability to conduct research work professionally, scientifically, independently and deliver outcomes in a timely manner. This includes defining objectives, drafting plans, reviewing progress, analyzing results.
2. Based on customer’s needs, To research and develop core technologies and/ or binder systems that can be commercialized in targeted market segments regio nally and globally.
3. Independently t o propose approaches to achieve the specified project objectives, plan and execute the necessary laboratory activities and aide in the establishment of product processing criteria with a high degree of independence.
4. Stay closely with research groups globally within Akzonobel and academic institutes outside of Akzonobel to maintain the awareness of up-to-date technologies.
5, Take lead on the development of technology/ formulating guidelines, process and design FMEA’s, and control plans to document intellectual property, define limitations/ guidelines for technologies, and communicate “know how”. 
6. W ork collaboratively with global AkzoNobel technical network and external parties to keep a consistent quality of work and Ensure effective development and delivery of results
7. To write necessary reports, technical plans, and other internal correspondence to ensure appropriate project and business communications
8. Requires ongoing dialog with R&DI laboratories/ polymer development, suppliers, regional laboratories, and interface as necessary with customers, commercial managers, and operations.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Speciality Coatings

Sub business unit

Speciality Coatings_North Asia

Job family


Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- 1. Minimum Master degree in Chemistry or Polymer Sciences, Materials Science or Engineering and/or at least five years research experience in a university, research institution or industrial company.
- 2. Expertise area in silicone synthesis/modification would be preferred.
- 3, Experience with coating technologies for spray applications and film processes for industrial applications is beneficial;
- 4, Doctorate in related areas would be beneficial
- 5. Candidates should be experimentalists.
- 6. Excellent interpersonal skills
- 7. Project management.
- 8. Competence in the English language to at least level CET-6 (or IELTS/ToEFL equivalents)