Senior Researcher within Personal Care

Fulltime, -

Stenungsund, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 20 Aug 2022

Do you have an interest in Chemistry? Would you like to use your knowledge to develop products, processes and make improvements within Personal Care applications in a customer focused and business-oriented manner? We are now seeking a Senior Researcher within Personal care to Nouryon Performance Formulations in Stenungsund. 


Main responsibilities

In this exiting role as a Senior Researcher Personal Care, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a great collection of scientific and businesspeople in a large research center in Stenungsund.

You will focus on a variety of areas to including hair and skin. You will develop formulas using our newly developed products, which focus on sustainability and preserving the planet. You will help customers see the value in our products, such as biodegradable polymers to make skin protecting sun care actives stay on the skin (even in water) and all natural aesthetic modifiers to make skin care products feel luxurious. You will execute complex experiments, analyses the data for accuracy, and draws conclusions based on scientific standards to make recommendations on the next steps


Other key responsibilities are:

  • Perform and report experiments necessary to attain the objectives of the business.
  • Support the incremental development of new products.
  • Interact with Synthesis, Analytical and marketing groups in developing new products and resolving customer concerns.
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook, prepare monthly project reports, conduct literature searches, and maintain application databases.
  • Provide technical support to the business
  • Lead medium to large size projects.
  • Add your special skills to the existing open, fun culture of our team


You will be a member of a team having an open and collaberative work culture. The cobine US european group is a total of 8 when fully staffed. In this role you will report to the line manager whose a key formulation developer for Skin and sun in europè. We are currently working on sustainable skin and sun formulations utilizing our film formers, aesthetic modifiers, and moisturizer actives. 



To be successful in this position, we believe that it is a must to enjoy hands-on laboratory work. Moreover, you have a high customer focus, and you also possess the ability to work efficiently. Furthermore, you know how to prioritize in your daily work together with others. We also see that you have:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Good experience in personal care product formulation particularly emulsions for hair and skin as well as skin care applications testing
  • Good IT competence / experience regarding
    • Standard Office Software
    • Sharepoint
  • The ability to communicate effectively within the technical and business networks.
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • This role will require 10-20% travel throughout Europe (We mainly cover Sweden, Germany, UK)


Why join us?

Are you passionate about sustainability, innovation, safety, and collaboration? Do you want to grow together with a company that is forward-looking and continuously improving how they work? Our employees have ideas on how to build a sustainable future and the drive and passion to realize them. They believe that building long-term relationships and integrity are keys to success. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. We offer you countless career opportunities. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment.


Additional information
This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Section Manager PC and based in Stenungsund, Sweden. 

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 Maryalice Belluscio, Section Manager PC Applications +19087451334

For information about the recruitment process or your application, please contact Erika Haga, Talent Acquisition specialist at


For unions related questions please contact: 

Akademikerklubben, Anna-Lena Palm, +46 733 855 113
Unionen, Magnus Svensson, +46 73 385 58 38


If you have any general questions or need assistance, please contact:


About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

We are organized in three Businesses:

Performance Formulations focuses on business lines based on tailored performance that require a high level of customer intimacy, such as those for personal care and agriculture.

Technology Solutions includes business lines that are an integrated part of our customers’ processes, such as catalysts and additives for the polymer and pulp industries.

Industrial Chemicals encompasses our salt-chlorine value chain, which supplies end markets ranging from lightweight metals and plastics to pharmaceuticals.

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The application process
After the closing date, we will start the selection process.

In our first selection we thoroughly go through all the applications. If your skills and qualifications match the profile we are looking for, you will be invited to an initial phone interview that takes approximately 30 minutes. If you proceed in our selection process we invite you to a face-to-face interview that takes about 1,5 hours. There you will meet with the the hiring manager.


We look forward to your application!


We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment.

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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20 Aug 2022
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