Research Development & Innovation Specialist AkzoNobel Sassenheim | Sassenheim | Fulltime | Manpower Vacaturenr: 37695946

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Research Development & Innovation Specialist AkzoNobel Sassenheim

Publicatiedatum: 15 september 2017
Regio: Zuid-Holland
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Vakgebied: Overig
Aantal uren per week: 40
Full time/Part time: Fulltime
Client: AkzoNobel
Salarisindicatie: Loon per maand
€ 1903 - 3460 per maand € 11,00 - 20,00 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0008959

Over de functie

Do you have a MSc degree in physical chemistry or relevant experience in coatings research? Is your knowledge of paint technology adequate and are you looking for a new adventure? We have the right job opportunity for you!

Manpower is looking for a Research Development & Innovation Specialist for AkzoNobel in Sassenheim.  

Your main objective is to plan, prepare and execute experiments in the physical science discipline for the weathering and mechanical characterization of paint and coatings. To perform this work, a large variety of physical test methods and techniques will be applied at the physical services department, the main areas being: rheological tests, thermal analysis, image analysis, mechanical property testing, accelerated weathering and corrosion testing.

You will actively participate in various R&D projects to ensure appropriate method development and support. You will develop new and improve existing methodologies, in line with various project demands, in order to support new or existing product, process or application development as well as customer and production support. 

You will provide timely, high quality services to local and/or global (cross-SMU) requestors in line with agreed priority. You will analyze and report results, obtained by effectively combining a variety of physical techniques.

Specific tasks: 
•    Work closely with customers to determine project/business related needs and translate them into physical activities and/or method development requirements. Discuss project needs with R&D teams in terms of support, test set-ups and planning
•    Formulate and present possible solution directions and issue advice at request or at own initiative in order to improve/optimize on-going projects
•    Conduct literature searches in the area of paint characterization and use the findings in new methodology development or solving various physical/mechanical (characterization) issues
•    Develop & implement new techniques in the field of mechanical properties according to high-quality standards, using a proper statistical approach for method development and validation
•    Present, discuss and report results in a constructive and effective manner
•    Combine physical findings with the information obtained by other members of multi-disciplinary teams of various laboratories around the world
•    Keep up with new developments in physical test methods and technologies of interest for paint related components and product
•    Maintain safety and quality standards in all operations
•    Work in accordance with QHSE guidelines

What do we offer you?

  • Gross salary between € 11,00 and € 20,00 per hour (depends on expercience)
  • Fulltime job 
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with a maximum of €8,29 per day
  • Possibility of a contract at AkzoNobel
  • Chance to work at a large and innovative international organization 

Over het bedrijf

Employment agency Manpower offers you this job at AkzoNobel in Sassenheim. AkzoNobel is a leading organization that specializes in paints and coatings and is a major producer of specialty chemicals. 

The working hours for this job are during office hours (7.00 – 17.00).

Functie eisen

The requirements for this position are the following:

•    MSc degree in physical chemistry or BSc/HBO with at least 1 year of relevant experience, preferably in coatings research
•    You live up to 40 kilometers from Sassenheim, for example in Leiden, Alphen a/d Rijn or Hoofddorp


•    Knowledge of and hands-on experience in the area of paint related mechanical properties and various techniques on mechanical characterization
•    Flexibility in using and learning about paint technology and other physical characterization techniques
•    Adequate knowledge of paint technology
•    High safety awareness and a proactive approach with respect to laboratory safety, committed to quality and company HSE standards


•    Good time management and communication skills necessary to effectively communicate with internal and external customers as well as the team on analysis plan set-up, results expectations and outcome, workload, timing, analysis issues and prioritization
•    Excellent reporting and presentation skills, both in English and Dutch
•    Accurate, critical and result focused
•    Pro-active and pragmatic self-starter, team player able to contribute to team targets and engagement
•    Ability to think out of the box and a continuous drive to improve him or herself
•    Capability to solve problems in above mentioned areas by taking appropriate actions timely

Starting date
In agreement, you will start as soon as possible

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  • Possibly, a job interview will be scheduled with you and the company
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Research Development & Innovation Specialist AkzoNobel Sassenheim