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(Senior) R&D Chemist Coatings

Are you a specialist in formulating paints & decorative coatings? Are you looking for a new challenging senior position in a highly creative and innovative team? This may be the job for you!

Job description

Our client is a chemical world leader in the area of pains & decorative coatings. The R&D team consists of 6 highly specialized, creative and innovative professionals working on new formulations & solutions. They are currently looking for an experienced addition to their team who brings fresh knowledge, perspective and ideas. This highly challenging senior position carries a lot of freedom & broad responsibilities.


  • Project manager for several projects aimed at formulation of new coatings/paints;
  • Designs, executes & performs hands-on formulation experiments (80% hands-on);
  • Responsible for client contact and updates, sometimes through client presentations;
  • Attends and presents at conferences in the area of expertise;
  • Has a senior position in the team and as such shares knowledge with team members & motivates them;
  • Assists in tech transfer and scale up of novel formulations to production;


  • MSc / PhD + 10 years of industry experience (post academic) in wood or decorative coatings (must);
  • Solid knowledge of chemistry, is already an expert on paint / coating formulations;
  • You have a creative and innovative mind;
  • Proven track record of introducing new products into the market;
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturing environments - scale-up, alignment and troubleshooting;
  • Sound knowledge of the European Regulatory landscape;
  • Six Sigma (Green Belt), experimental designs and statistical analysis;
  • You are an excellent communicator and familiar with client contact;
  • Due to many international (internal & external clients) multiple languages would be highly beneficial, especially French and /or Polish
  • English is a must,
  • A valid work permit for the Netherlands is a must


  • Contract: Permanent position, direct contract at the company (start with 1 year contract)
  • Salary: €4500 - €6000 based on education / experience;
  • Region: Rotterdam
  • Hours: Full-time, dayshift;
  • Vacancy number: 16582

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