Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


The Researcher will develop and evaluate formulations in the Paints and Coatings Applications group. The Researcher will execute and analyze research elements (e.g.  problems, questions, ideas) and report findings to R&D and related commercial teams. The Researcher will look for opportunities to develop new and improved methodologies and formulations in line with the RD&I strategy and contribute to the realization of objectives for the innovation projects.  

At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future.  

In your future role as Researcher you will 

  • Participate in RD&I projects, technical support activities for customers, and internal continuous improvement activities 
  • Participate in planning & carrying out evaluation of new products and comparing these to benchmarks
  • Perform testing of additives
  • Use, improve, and implement new methodologies and tools to link test data to consumer attributes in above market areas 
  • Deliver results for small to large sized and/or complex projects on time, with Project Management skills a plus
  • Participate in planning and preparation of sales and marketing materials
  • Stay up to date with development in paint and B&C applications and testing equipment
  • Be responsible for maintenance and calibration of equipment
  • Align lab testing procedures with those used by customers in the Americas
  • Be responsible for ordering raw materials and lab equipment
  • Be prepared to travel to other sites and occasionally to customers.

We believe you bring

  • B.S.. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (or similar)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in paints/coatings or related fields preferred
  • Knowledge of basic ingredients (binders, pigments, polymers and other additives) for paint, adhesive, building and construction formulations
  • Experience with testing 
  • Ability to maintain and calibrate equipment 
  • The applicant should have good multi-tasking, organizational, and communication skills (written and presentation). The successful candidate will interface internally with R&D teams (synthesis, analytical and applications), marketing, technical service, and manufacturing groups, and externally with customers to fulfill product needs within targeted markets.

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. 
Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  
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We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 

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Open until further notice
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North America
United States
New Jersey
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R&D / Product Development
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Full time/part time
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