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Senior Chemist Resins Synthesis

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Position overview

Are you a talented professional with a keen interest in pursuing a career in R&D? And are you looking for a challenging position in an international company where you can make a difference? 
We are looking for an experienced polymer chemist and project leader to join our team in a role of Senior Chemist Resins Synthesis. The main responsibilities for this role include the management of new product development projects and technical support to internal and external customers. 
If you have experience in the area of polymer synthesis and coating application, we welcome you to apply and look forward to speak to you soon!


  • Deliver on Research and Development projects supporting the innovation strategy in line with the business strategy.
  • Drive research and product development projects needed to meet the technical needs of market and customers.
  • Guide chemists and technicians on laboratory resins cooking, paint application and evaluation, process support, instrumental analysis.
  • Ensure that all projects are well documented using a stage gate innovation process and meeting defined stage gate timelines.
  • Responsible for the successful scale-up of products from laboratory to production.
  • Be involved in technical presentations about allnex products and conduct trainings to customers when needed.
  • Investigate patentability of new products and processes and review new literature and patents on relevant technologies.

Required skills and experience

  • Expert in organic chemistry and previous work experience in the area of polymer synthesis and coating application (emulsion polymerisation would be an advantage)
  • Experience in leading R&D projects and working with multi-functional teams of people/networks 
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven creativity and innovativeness, able to recognize new and promising technical developments with strategic potential
  • Results oriented personality, keen alertness and drive to succeed
  • Multi-tasking, being able to flexibly work on multiple parallel projects, pro-active, drive for improvement.
  • Fluent in English, ability to communicate in Dutch is an advantage
  • Evidence of good communication skills and of building good relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Active reader of relevant open scientific literature as well as patent literature


  • PhD in Chemistry

We offer

We are proud to offer an international working experience with a tight-knit network of employees, making it easy to connect and learn from people all across our different functions. On top of that we are a truly innovative company with a strong team spirit, openness to new ideas, and great opportunities to grow and develop your career.

Equal Employment Opportunity
allnex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an environment where all colleagues contribute for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities.

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