Chemist/Senior Chemist (Global RDI),


Business unit: Decorative Paints BA Support

About AkzoNobel

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Based in Singapore, the ‘Global Exterior Wall Expertise and Research Group’ is AkzoNobel’s global R&D Centre for exterior decorative paints. This group supports the Decorative Paints Business by

·         Creating pipeline of innovative technologies & product prototypes

·         Exploring and sourcing long term scientific developments and new materials, testing their relevancy & translating them into new technical platforms;

·         Building technical capability and knowledge to support global innovation.


As a R&D chemist, you will

·         Work safely, following lab procedures and ensuring high safety standards

·         Participate to or lead assigned projects with focus on execution and delivery

·         Propose solutions to solve technical challenges faced by the various regions globally

·         Design, plan and execute scientific experiments

·         Analyse, interpret and communicate results to respective team members/ stakeholder

·         Generate technical inputs and ideas to support filing of patent applications

·         Build good working relationships with colleagues and members of other R&D teams worldwide.

·         Keep up with relevant research methods and techniques in the field

·         Maintain laboratory stocks of raw materials and equipment

·         Support and cover for other team members

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Job characteristics

Closing date

May 31, 2017

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Business unit

Decorative Paints BA Support

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

·         Minimum B.Sc in chemistry, chemical engineering or material science.

·         Previous experience in R&D laboratory environment, preferably on technology or product development projects. Relevant experience of paint formulating & testing is an advantage.

·         Good practical, analytical and laboratory skill

·         Possess good interpersonal skill


Interested applicants, kindly send in your resume to , indicating “Application for Global RDI Chemist_Your Name” at the subject of your email.