Researcher Polymer Specialties


Deventer, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 31 Dec 2023

Are you a dynamic and driven researcher with expertise in synthetic chemistry? Within Nouryon, we are looking for a talented and creative researcher to expand our team. Within the Polymer Specialties business, you will conduct research in the field of organic peroxides and contribute to the development of innovative new products and processes.



Researcher Polymer Specialties

Fulltime, Deventer 



Nouryon Polymer Specialties (formerly 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 a Researcher and member of the Process and Product Research group, you will carry out exploratory research leading to new organic peroxide products and/or processes, innovating and enhancing technologies and methodologies. 


Creating more sustainable waste free processes and products based on renewable sources is a key characteristic of your job and a strong focus of the business unit Polymer Specialties.


You will actively interact with other team members exchanging ideas and knowledge. On a regular basis you will work in close collaboration in multidisciplinary projects together with application teams, commercial teams, analytical department, safety experts and technology group. Additionally, you will be tasked with organizing your findings, participating in R&D meetings, and writing comprehensive technical reports to communicate your insights effectively.


You will get the opportunity to lead projects and report to management on progress and discuss issues and solutions. Part of your job also includes supporting our production facilities worldwide. You will also get in-house training courses such as working safely with organic peroxides, application courses and project management courses.


Have you got what it takes?


To be eligible for this exciting position, you have a deep interest in chemistry. You bring a hands-on mentality to the lab and you are able to exchange ideas and pursue new challenges together with colleagues. Furthermore, you have/ are:


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in synthetic chemistry.
  • Preferably minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Flexible, result oriented, and a team player.
  • Proven skills in synthetic organic chemistry and analysis.
  • Excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Good language skills in English, written and spoken.



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;
  • 25 vacation days + 10 leave days;
  • 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.


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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31 Dec 2023
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