Researcher Polymer Specialties


Deventer, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 2 Jul 2023

Are you a flexible and hands-on researcher with an interest in Polymer Specialties with (preferably) experience in Thermoset Resins or Polymer Composites? Would you like to work as a technical specialist with customers? Please do not hesitate to apply for this vacancy. 


Researcher Polymer Specialties 
Fulltime, Deventer 


Nouryon Polymer Specialties (formally known as AkzoNobel) 
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 safely.


Nouryon Polymer Specialties in Deventer 
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, and to develop new innovative products and new applications for existing products. 


At Nouryon, we place great importance on sustainability, especially when it comes to providing more sustainable solutions for both ourselves and our customers. We are constantly working towards discovering innovative ways to create a greener future. This includes exploring opportunities in recycling, developing more sustainable applications, and implementing environmentally friendly products and processes.


Your challenge as Researcher Polymer Specialties
In this role as Researcher Polymer Specialties, you will be doing R&D in Thermoset and/ or Polymer Composites and are responsible for the development of new (sustainable) products or applications thereof for the Thermoset or Polymer Composites market. 
In addition, you will participate in Field & Customer Service support and answer questions from customers, distributors, sales & marketing which you will translate into lab work if needed and communicate the outcome. The responsibilities in this role are: 

The responsibilities in this role are: 

  • Setup and performing your technical experiments, organizing and presenting results in R&D meetings, writing R&D reports, and delivering new sustainable products or technologies;
  • Build up and maintain knowhow on Thermoset Resins and Polymer Composites applications;
  • Deliver on customer service requests;
  • Providing training for customers/distributors and new hires in the sales and marketing organization.

Have you got what it takes?
To be eligible for this challenging position, you have a clear interest in Thermoset Resins or Polymer Composites and you bring a hands-on mentality to the lab. Furthermore, you have/ are

  • Bachelor or Master's degree, preferably in Chemistry/ Material Science/ Polymer Chemistry;
  • Preferably experience in Thermoset Resins or Polymer Composites or a related field of expertise;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with customers and sales & marketing;
  • Have project management skills (or interest in leading projects) 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;
  • Experience with reporting and presenting to different groups;
  • Good language skills, written and spoken in English.


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 with a probationary period of 2 months;
  • a gross basic annual salary including holiday allowance based on your knowledge and experience between EUR 45,000 and EUR 75,000;
  • 25 vacation days + 10 leave days;
  • an end-of-year bonus;
  • excellent pension scheme;
  • good growth opportunities.

To further develop you, we offer the possibility of following education and training.


Are you eager to start your career at Nouryon as 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. If you have any questions about the recruitment process you can reach out to Kevin Prins via 


A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
Note: 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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2 Jul 2023
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