Research Chemist

Full-time, Surface Chemistry RD&I

Västra Götaland, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 12 Oct 2018


We are looking for a Wet Chemistry expert to work as a Research Chemist in the MAS team. You will be working mainly in the area of Wet Chemistry and Surface Chemistry but you will also collaborate with, and to some extent work in, our other expertise areas Chromatography and NMR.

The Measurement and Analytical Science (MAS) group, part of RD&I EMEIA, Surface Chemistry, works with analyses of exciting and newly developed products as well as with development and validation of analytical methods. The group provides expertise in the area of analytical chemistry to our Global Research & Development and Technical Service & Development groups in research projects and customer complaints and production issues. You will work with internal stakeholders at the plant and other Business Units of AkzoNobel but also external customers.

Main responsibilities

  • Run analytical experiments, interpret and report the results according to routines.
  • Act as an expert in identification and quantification questions related to new product development, customer complaints, trouble shooting in production issues etc.
  • Take an active part in small and larger projects, within and outside the group.
  • Independently and in teams run assignments, in accordance to prioritizations.
  • Be able to handle complex and difficult assignments.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the area of Wet Chemistry, but also in Surface Chemistry, be updated with all techniques used in the group on a general level in order to ensure that the tasks are resolved using the best available techniques.
  • Develop, implement, validate and take responsibility of analytical methods and instruments (e.g. automated titration, IR, UV/Vis, Karl Fischer, TGA, DSC), with the aim to have accurate and reliable analytical techniques that fulfill quality demands and HSE legislations.
  • Develop and maintain a good Surface Chemistry product know how.
  • Take an active part in the lab by contributing to housekeeping in a positive way and work with continuous improvement; propose changes that promote safety, quality, reliability and efficiency.

Vacancy data
Closing date
12 Oct 2018
Vacancy number
Västra Götaland
Business unit
Surface Chemistry RD&I
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Job family
Hierarchy level
Full time/part time
Contract type

Job Requirements


    • We are looking for an expert in Wet Chemical analyses holding a PhD/Licentiate in a relevant topic or a MSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and with 5-7 years of relevant experience.
    • Excellent skills in Wet Chemistry Analyses.
    • Good competence in Surface Chemistry (Surface tension, cmc, Contact angle, QCM-D).
    • Good competence in Chromatography and spectroscopy (GC, LC, IR).
    • Good knowledge and understanding of validation/statistics.
    • Excellent skills in regards to equipment and an expert in practical lab work.
    • Excellent problem solving ability.
    • Good knowledge in organic chemistry.
    • Good understanding of ISO 17025.
    • Excellent English communication skills both orally and in writing.
    • Good knowledge in Swedish.
    • On a personal level you are proactive and enjoy working both independently and in teams. You have clear ability to work organized and have good communication and interpersonal skills. 


What can AkzoNobel offer you?

If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.
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Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to the Section Manager MAS and based in Stenungsund. Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
For additional information about the vacancy please contact Liselotte Hansen, Section Manager MAS, +46 733-85 55 75.
For information about the recruitment process or your application, please contact Åsa Stafström, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 709 57 76 45.

For unions related questions please contact:
Sveriges Ingenjörer Anna-Lena Palm, +46 303 851 13
Unionen Magnus Svensson, +46 303 858 38
If you have any general questions or need assistance please contact:
We are looking forward to your application!

More about the business

Surface Chemistry a business unit of Nouryon, operates in 50 countries, employing over 1500 people. Based in Chicago, IL, United States, with regional marketing centers in Bridgewater, NJ, United States, Singapore and Stenungsund, Sweden, we are leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio-polymers additives. Using a combination of Chemical expertise, process technology and application know-how, we solve problems for a multitude of manufacturers and formulators. We service a wide range of industries including agro, asphalt, cleaning, fabric care, mining, personal care and petroleum.
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