Principle Research Chemist Agro Applications,

Sweden, Västra Götaland, Stenungsund

Business unit: Surface Chemistry

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.


If you want to work in an international environment where people and business are growing, this is the place for you!
We have an opening for a permanent position within the Technical Service and Product Development (TS&d) team, based in Stenungsund. The AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry Agro Applications offers a product line divided into four technology platforms; Adjuvants, Dispersion, Solvents and Polymers. We are looking for a Principle Research Chemist to work in all the technology platforms.
Main tasks:
- Design, execute and evaluate experiments
- Report results and give technical recommendations internally and externally
- Making presentations at customers and conferences
- Technical responsibility for assigned customers in collaboration with our Marketing and Sales team

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

September 28, 2016

Vacancy number







Västra Götaland



Business unit

Surface Chemistry

Sub business unit


Job family

Support & Incremental Development

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

To be successful in the position as Principle Research Chemist, you should enjoy practical laboratory work and solve technical challenges in a creative way. We are looking for someone who has a background as chemist or chemical engineer with experience in formulating Agrochemicals. As this is a global organization, it is important that you can work independently as well as within a group, you are self-driven and a have willingness to get things done. You are fluent in English, both written and spoken and you have experience in operating in an international working environment.
What can AkzoNobel offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally, together with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm.
By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.
More about the business
Surface Chemistry a business unit of AkzoNobel, operates in 50 countries, employing over 1500 people. Based in Chicago, IL, United States, with regional marketing centers in Bridgewater, NJ, United States, Singapore and Stenungsund, Sweden, we are leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio-polymers additives. Using a combination of chemical expertise, process technology and application know-how; we solve problems for a multitude of manufacturers and formulators. We service a wide range of industries including agro, asphalt, cleaning, fabric care, mining, petroleum and personal care.
AkzoNobel provides innovative Surface Chemistry technologies for crop-protection and the enhancement of agrochemical products as well. We serve formulators and active ingredient producers with solutions that are environmentally safe, biodegradable and cost effective.
Additional information
This is a permanent position on a full time basis located in Stenungsund. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment.
For further information about the position please contact Dr Turgut Battal, Section Manager Agro Applications/Developing Segments, +46 303-85 653 or Matilda Bolin, Talent Resourcing Partner, + 46 70-95 77 134. 
For union related questions please contact Bo Mannerstedt, Sveriges Ingenjörer, through our switchboard +46 303-85 000.
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