R&D Chemist,

Thailand, Chonburi, Chonburi

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 54,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.


The chemist is an important member of metal coatings, characterizing the intrinsic chemical properties of raw materials and coatings formulations.  The role provides key analytical data to RD&I, Tech Service and Supply Chain to support new product development and existing products, process and raw material optimization, and resolution of customer complaints.

  • Perform both standard and novel laboratory tests using appropriate analytical instruments and methods. This work includes pre and post-experiment calculations, as well as preparing detailed reports. Statistical analysis of data may be required.
  • Interface with the AkzoNobel technical community (chemists, formulators, engineers) and RD&I managers. Attend cross-discipline meetings as necessary.
  • All safety policies will be observed during all laboratory duties.  This includes, but is not limited to:  wearing required PPE, disposing of all wastes as prescribed by policy, and ensuring all equipment is properly maintained. 
  • The incumbent will also participate in quarterly safety audits of the analytical group.

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Closing date

November 15, 2017

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Business unit

Metal Coatings

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

  • Bachelor of Science in chemistry or polymer science
  • 2-5 years of experience in a laboratory setting; prefer skills in metal coatings or ink printing
  • The ability and desire to operate sophisticated analytical equipment
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Office suite
  • Thai Language Proficiency is a must
  • The ability to trouble shoot and maintain instrumentation as needed. Hands on, mechanical skills are a plus
  • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on written reports
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to handle multiple priorities on tight time lines
  • The ability to work independently, as well as part of a team

Interested Applicants, kindly email your resume to, indicating “Application for R&D Chemist_Your Name” at the subject header.