Product Development Chemist,

United Kingdom, England, Slough

Business unit: Decorative Paints

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.


Product Development Chemist
Slough, Berks SL5
You have a Science degree or some experience of experimentation in a laboratory environment. Now you are looking for a new challenge in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and allow you to act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to world class brands we are now looking for a senior level Product Development Chemist to support experimental paint work for our R&D operation.
As Senior Product Development Chemist you will develop experimental plans according to a brief, execute them, interpret results and report to stakeholders within agreed timelines. You will also manage small R&D based teams to deliver against specific projects and make recommendations on next steps with regards to experimental programmes. Important will be the ability to prioritise activities and work safely while following company procedures.
With a degree in a science subject (ideally Chemistry) you will have developed laboratory skills coupled with good health and safety awareness. You will need good MS Office and communication skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work effectively in a team. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
We are a leading global paints and coatings company, supplying market-leading brands and products to industries and consumers around the world. Our paints activities are focused on the Buildings and Infrastructure end-user segment, while our coatings protect, color and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft and architectural components to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture), wind turbines and oil and gas facilities.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be Senior Product Development Chemist in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

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Closing date

October 04, 2018

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Decorative Paints

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


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