Senior Researcher Home & Personal Care

Fulltime, -

Deventer, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 25 Jul 2022

Do you understand the true meaning of solution provider to customers? Do you have a deep knowledge of Cleaning products, applications and markets?? And do you have excellent analytical skills with a drive to be a ‘source of information’ for other team members? If so, then we have a challenging opportunity for you!


Senior Researcher Home & Personal Care
Fulltime, Deventer
Salary per month: EUR 5.500 – 9.000 before tax


Your challenge as a Senior Researcher Home & Personal Care
As a Senior Researcher Home & Personal Care you will be responsible for the development, formulation, and evaluation of Nouryon's essential ingredients for the home care segments. This will include developments for various sub-segments, such as hard surface cleaners, degreasers, laundry and dishwashing applications.. Other key responsibilities are:


•Coordinating  research, development and testing of experimental or commercial raw materials in Home Care applications.
•Performing hands-on laboratory bench work. 
•Improving and implementing new methodologies and tools to link test data to consumer attributes. 
•Giving input to the business or RD & I strategy with the goal to make plans and initiatives for the development of own field of expertise. 
•Actively engaging with external customers and identifying opportunities for technical support and innovation; then translating them into application and customer projects.
•Acting as project manager to deliver results for small to large sized projects on time. 


Nouryon in Deventer
Our Deventer site consists of a knowledge center with over 200 highly qualified R&D employees. In addition, RD&I Deventer accommodates a number of independently operating research laboratories that are part of the Nouryon businesses as well as laboratories that are part of the Expert Capability Group (ECG) that provides support in analytical, material and environmental sciences to the businesses worldwide. The business RD&I teams and the ECG work as partners in the Business Innovation Teams, delivering expertise in particular fields of science and technology that are critical to the business innovation programs. Furthermore, the Complex Organics Plant – a small production unit producing highly complex chemicals – is situated in Deventer


Have you got what it takes?
To be successful in this position, we believe that it is a must to understand the meaning of solution provider to customers and to have hands - on laboratory work in practice.  Moreover you need to understand the structure/performance relationships among ingredients in Home Care formulations on Champions League level. Besides, you also need to have a high focus and provide technical input and direction to other team members. Finally, you know how to prioritize in your daily work together with others and know how to act as a ‘source of information’ for internal and external stakeholders and customers.  We also want to see that you have:


•A Master’s or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field.
•At least 10 years of experience in Home Care product formulation, in particular Household, Laundry and Dishwash formulation & development.
•The ability to communicate effectively within the technical and business networks.  
•Excellent communication skills in English. 
•Good Project Management skills are a plus.
•Willingness to travel 10 - 15 %.


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 gross annual salary including holiday allowance, based upon the experience, skills and competencies you bring, between EUR 70.000 and 115.000.
•30 holidays.
•An attractive bonus scheme.
•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 your career at Nouryon as a Senior Researcher Home & Personal Care?
We welcome your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page.  Do you have any questions? Please feel free to reach out to Marco Hoet, Talent Resourcing Partner, Applications via email won’t be taken into consideration.


Note: applications via email will not be taken into consideration.


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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25 Jul 2022
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