Senior Scientist
AkzoNobel
Sassenheim, NL
6 dagen geleden

We zijn al meer dan 200 jaar pionier in een wereld vol mogelijkheden voor perfecte afwerkingen. De kans is groot dat onze producten altijd dicht in de buurt zijn.

We zijn er trots op dat klanten van over de hele wereld vertrouwen op onze eersteklas merken en producten, waaronder Flexa, Sikkens, Dulux, International en Interpon.

We zijn actief in meer dan 150 landen en willen wereldwijd leider in onze industrie worden, als meest duurzame verfbedrijf dat al ruim twee eeuwen kleur geeft aan de toekomst.

Purpose of the job

As a senior scientist you create insights and provide background for new technological developments or ideas in line with AkzoNobel vision and strategy.

You will be recognized internally (organizational unit) as a senior expert in your own discipline. You also have to be able to utilize expert technological knowledge outside your own organizational unit.

You are expected to actively participate in academic collaborations and (co-)lead academic research projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide answers for technical questions and challenges (e.g. in the field of colloidal chemistry, rheology, material science) based on scientific knowledge, patent and scientific literature, and experimentational work.
  • Proposing technological solutions to project needs, based on (obtained) knowledge and / or by actively approaching other experts in- and outside of AkzoNobel.
  • Given science-based advise related to project initiation, ongoing, and direction.

  • Translate business and / or R&D strategy into plans .
  • Identify opportunities for technological innovation and propose R&D initiatives.
  • Participate in explorative projects to provide functional guidance.
  • What do you bring?

  • 10 years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree, or Typically +7 years of relevant experience with PhD
  • Technical education in relevant field (minimal MSc, preferably PhD), e.g. chemistry, chemical technology, physics, maths, statistics, data science etc.
  • Acknowledged as a technical expert in the field of paints and coatings or a closely related field.
  • High level expertise in multiple relevant scientific sub-fields like e.g. rheology, colloid science, material science.
  • Up-to-date on relevant academic and practical developments in these fields.
  • Become part of an outstanding company

    AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability.

    At a personal level you will also benefit from :

  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid working
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
  • Travel expenses to and from work
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role
  • More information and how to apply

    We welcome your online application via .

    Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered.

    If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands.

    If you have any questions, please send an email to to the attention of Tim Laan

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