Senior Chemist R&D,


Business unit: Decorative Paints

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 (Senior) chemist, you will

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

·         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

July 31, 2017

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Business unit

Decorative Paints

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Job requirements / Candidate profile

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

·         Preferably at least 3 to 5 years’ experience with formulating and testing in paints/coatings industry, in a R&D environment, on technology/product development projects.

·         Good practical, analytical and laboratory skill

·         Good communication skills

·         Good project management skills


Interested Applicants, please send in your resume to Cindi Sue (, indicating “Application for Senior Chemist_Your Name” at the subject header.