Senior Chemist,

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.


- Focus on Alkoxylation synthesis and Quaternization synthesis works.
- Run other organic and/or polymer synthesis according to the assignments.
- Run analysis to characterize the raw material and product.
- Be responsible for data acquisition and interpretation to identify the best process according to safety, industrial and economical constraints. Determine the key process parameters, to adapt the process to the existing workshop or to define the necessary modifications.
- Generate project documentation including detailed experiment procedure, monthly update report, LWR summary for customers, and so on.
- Be responsible for the equipment maintenance and lab inventory.
- Be responsible for lab housekeeping weekly.
- Help with lab consumable materials purchasing on line.
- Strictly follow the standard operation procedure (SOP) and ensure the accuracy and reliability of the test results, responsible to do lab experiment supporting production, application and sales teams.
- Be involved in site HSE&S efforts. This may include (not limited to) involvement in BBS, SAQ, safety committee, incident investigation, safety inspections, internal/local audits, risk assessment, hazard studies, and others as deemed necessary by the site management for the continual improvement of site HSE&S performance.
- Follow the LSR and Golden Rule required by the company.

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December 31, 2099

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Surface Chemistry

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

-   - Bachelor or above degree in chemical engineer, organic chemistry or related major with 1-3 years working experience. Experience with high pressure reactions are highly preferred.
- Experimental skills on organic synthesis and/or polymer synthesis, as well as the basic analysis and characterization skills, eg NMR, GC, LC, MS, GPC, PS, DSC, titration, pH value, viscosity.
- Good command of Microsoft office.
- Ability to work in a multicultural, multinational company environment.
- Good team player.
- Quick and active learner.
- Attention to details.