All-round Researcher Polymer Specialties

Fulltime, -

Deventer, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 18 Oct 2022

Are you an all-round chemist or chemical engineer with an interest in the dynamic world of Polymer Specialties? Do you have experience with polymer chemistry and/or material science, synthesis and/or chemical processes? Are you seasoned in project management? If so, we are looking for you!
Within our Polymer Specialties Team, we have a vacancy for a:
All-round Researcher Polymer Specialties
Fulltime, Deventer, the Netherlands
Salary per month: EUR 3.050 – 5.950 before tax, based upon the experience you bring


Your challenges
As all-round Researcher Polymer Specialties you are responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting laboratorial experiments in the field of Crosslinking polymers and elastomers or Product & Process Research. You evaluate experimental data and report these, verbally as well as in writing, to various project leaders.
In this job, you:
•Contribute to experimental lab work for various R&D projects.  Moreover, you prepare molecules for specific Research Requests, you may also do application research using organic peroxides. Furthermore, you organize and present results in R&D meetings incl.: perform gate reviews, write R&D reports and deliver new products or technology.
•Participate in R&D projects as team member. 
•Are responsible to maintain job relevant scientific and patent literature 
•Will closely interact with our research teams, our commercial department, and our technology group.


You report to the Team Leader Crosslinking, Thermoset and Polymer Additives. 
Polymer Specialties at Nouryon
The Nouryon Polymer Specialties business is the world's leading producer of organic peroxides, metal alkyls and organometallic specialties. These are essential ingredients for the polymer industry. Sustainability is becoming more and more important for Nouryon, the polymer industry and the world we operate in. Therefore, our R&D program is focusing on sustainable chemical products, applications and processes, all produced in a safe way.
R&D Nouryon Polymer Specialties
Our worldwide operating R&D center with more than 200 highly skilled Researchers, is located in Deventer, the Netherlands. Here, focused project teams work to meet current and future customer needs, to develop new innovative products and new applications for existing products. 


The R&D teams are working closely together. In one of the teams (PPR), our researchers and scientists are exploring and developing the synthesis and chemical processes of new chemical products and process improvements. In other teams (for example Crosslinking), researchers are focusing on the application of the chemical products in polymer chemistry or modification or crosslinking of polymers. 
And in, the Safety Testing and Modeling (STM) team, the safety of chemical products and processes are investigated in a world-class safety laboratory. This team conducts investigations to support the development of safe products for our international customer base and new safe processes for our global manufacturing operations. 

Have you got what it takes?
To be eligible for this challenging role, you bring at least 3 years of relevant work experience in a creative, flexible and experimental work environment. You bring extensive knowledge of polymer chemistry/ materials science, synthesis expertise, and project management.
Next to this, you:
•Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or an adjacent field.
•Have proven experience and affinity with polymer or materials science.
•Have proven synthetic skills.
•Have good project management skills and preferably some exposure to business development and customer relations.
•Are flexible and pragmatic, result oriented, and a team player.  
•Communicate with all functional levels within the business.
•Have excellent English communication skills.

This is our offer
When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. Our employment package comprises:
•A permanent contract.
•A competitive salary, between EUR 40.000. and 77.500 based upon the experience you bring.
•An attractive bonus scheme.
•35 vacation days.
•An excellent pension plan.
•The option to participate in a collective health insurance.
•Training opportunities.
Internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees, all over the world.
Are you eager to start a career at Nouryon as All-round Researcher Polymer Specialties?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter. Any questions? Then contact Marco Hoet, Recruiter,
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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18 Oct 2022
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