Senior Research Chemist - Cleaning,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

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.


Describe the responsibilities as clearly as possible. Which tasks is the job holder responsible for and in what way? What results are to be achieved?
- Follow up safety procedures to guarantee zero LTIs
- Maintenance of lab inventory and equipment
- Manage tasks that lead to new or improved products according to the business strategies for cleaning, especially for I&I applications.
- Responsible for development of new or improved chemicals in cleaning application, including develop formulations for metal cleaning, institute cleaning, transportation cleaning, ADW and other application areas in I&I.
- Ensures timeliness and quality of the work within the scope.
- Act as specialist resource for market responsible.
- Act as idea generator in ongoing projects within team.
- Need to understand mega-trend of I&I industry, make a prompt and effective actions based on resource.
- Needs to understand the major customer concerns regarding AkzoNobel products/technology in the I&I industries.
- Presents research results in conferences and at customers and publishes articles in scientific magazines where applicable.
- The compilation and maintenance of records that will provide objective evidence of continuing compliance with the management system including the AkzoNobel corporate directives and standards.

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December 31, 2099

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Surface Chemistry

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor or M.Sc. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related field
- Good understanding of surfactants and polymers functionalities
- More than 6 years relevant experience in cleaning especially I&I application
- Working experience in Household and laundry will add advantage
- Fluent in Written and Oral English
- Willing to travel