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Are you a dynamic and driven researcher with expertise in research and development of new or improved applications of rubbers, elastomers and polymers? Within Nouryon, we are looking for a talented and creative researcher to conduct experimental work in the lab and explore something new in applications for rubbers, elastomers and polymers. 


Researcher Crosslinking

Fulltime, Deventer 


Nouryon Polymer Specialties

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, we are constantly working towards discovering innovative ways to create a greener more sustainable future. This includes exploring opportunities in sustainable applications for polymers as well as elastomers.


In your future role as Researcher, you will

In this segment of crosslinking or reactive modification of rubbers, elastomers and thermoplastics your will make use of organic peroxides and other chemicals. You will be the expert in this field creating new developments for Nouryon and providing technical solutions to your customers.

You will:

  • Deliver new ideas for R&D projects, that are in line with our strategy or trends and developments in the market. You will do your own experiments to validate and develop these ideas, and in the end develop these into commercial products or solutions. You will be part of a team to make the project a success, or possibly even driving the project by managing it as your own R&D project but being responsible for your own experimental work is always of key importance.
  • Perform technical support to both external and internal customers. Here you will use your expertise to answer technical related questions or conduct small experiments to provide an answer to the customer.


We believe you bring

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:

  • 1-3y experience in Research & Development of Rubber/Polymers
  • Have a BSc or MSc in Chemistry / Material Science or Polymer Science (i.e. polymer material science, polymer/ R&D in Rubber.
  • Hands-on mentality in the lab. 
  • Creative and a high interest in innovation
  • Flexible and team player.
  • Good communication, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Good language skills, written and spoken English.


Great if you

  • Have a good background in chemistry in relation to rubber and/or polymer application.


We believe you have... 

  • Experience working in project management is a plus.
  • Strong passion of doing experiments by yourself and explore something new in applications for rubbers, elastomers and polymers. 


We offer you

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.

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. 


Good to know
This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, based in Deventer.

Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit:

We look forward to receiving your application!

About Nouryon

We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today.

If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. 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.

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For additional information about the vacancy please contact Patrycja Szczawinska Corporate recruiter via

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31 May 2024
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