R&D Scientist (entry level),

United Kingdom, England, Felling

Business unit: Paints and Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


R&D Scientist (entry level)
Felling, Gateshead,
£26,400 - £28,050 per annum
Having gained a BSc in chemistry or a related subject you are looking to develop a career in a company that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. We’re now looking for a R&D Scientist to join our Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings team based in Felling, Gateshead.
AkzoNobel operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We are also named amongst the Top Employers in the UK.  You can’t make a great impact like this without having great people. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need the best. Is that you?
Working at our R&D Centre in Felling, Gateshead, you will get involved in a range of projects. You will find yourself developing innovative new products and technologies and testing existing products and coating systems.
As you’d expect, the standard of experimental work and technological development is high. We’ll look to you to successfully design, carry out, evaluate and interpret experiments under your own direction; plan, conduct and evaluate factory/pilot plant scale ups and other trials. Key will be the ability to work safely while following corporate procedures.
You must have a BSc in Chemistry or a related subject coupled with experience of working in a laboratory. You are eager to learn new skills, good at following set processes and operating safely. An effective communicator you work well as part of a team but are willing to take the initiative when needed. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be an R&D Scientist 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.

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Closing date

May 27, 2019

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Paints and Coatings

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

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Full time/part time


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