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Shanghai, CN

Category:  Research Jobs

Innovation Scientist

Why are we proud of what we do at allnex? We create coatings, products which help protect the world for all nex>t generations – and that’s exactly what you can do joining us!

Imagine how fast your smartphone would become scratched-up, ugly and unusable without a coating. Or an e-bike, the cabin of a train, a beautiful wooden floor, and countless other things in life.


Making objects and their surfaces more attractive and longer-lasting means making them more sustainable, and that’s a huge part of what working at allnex is about. No matter which role you step into, you’ll become part of a global team of passionate people who care deeply about the chemistry, quality, and global impact of coatings.

You’ll also join a highly multicultural and diverse team of more than 4,000 employees in four regions who – as part of one of the world’s leading coating resins companies – serve customers in over 100 countries across the globe.


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Position overview

allnex invites you to join our thriving R&D team in position of Innovation Scientist in Shanghai, China to work on developing innovative polymer products and technology in lithium ion Batteries and Electronics. With this great opportunity at allnex, you will manage projects, bring high-performance new products and solutions to market, and contribute to allnex's business growth in new application domains (batteries and electronics).


Join us and get ready to work with one of the world's leading coatings resins company on cutting-edge projects and technology!



  • Deliver a sustainable new product as a leader or member of cross-functional teams to offer timely and effective fulfillment of regional/global customer and business needs.
  • Provide professional guidance to stakeholders on product, process, and customer-specific issues, both internal and external.
  • Provide an interface with the academic world on one side (scouting, cooperation), and allnex application laboratories and customers.
  • Actively promote allnex technology at conferences and contribute to its protection via patent applications.
  • Actively participate in literature tracking and share findings at regular meetings.
  • Evaluate freedom of operation and participation in the allnex IP process for new technologies.
  • Lead and contributed to new projects, focusing on medium to long-term innovation.
  • Provide guidance to lab technicians on new technologies and process of cooking for new products.
  • Create sales tools and launch packages for new technologies and product promotions.
  • Prepare and present new technologies and solutions in internal and external meetings and seminars.
  • Ensure easy transition to commercialization for new products by providing strong support to the plant while scaling up.

Required skills and experience

  • 4 years or more of progressive experience in similar technologies (polyacrylate, polyurethane, polyimide, polyester, epoxy, etc.) from battery, coating, or adhesive industries.
  • Hands-on experience of working in laboratory environment for synthesis and material characterization.
  • Demonstrated ingenuity and innovativeness.
  • Good collaboration skills with diverse fields, including chemists and physicists.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and resilience.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in English speaking and writing.
  • Strong focus on achieving results, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Shows good organizational skills in preparation and execution of lab experiments.
  • A team player – ability to collaborate with a team from multiple locations/ disciplines to deliver results.
  • Project management skill is essential, demonstrating ability to define project, integrate cross-discipline team members to collaborate and deliver to project goals on schedule.
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Demonstrated eagerness to learn.
  • Displaying a positive outlook and willingly dealing with the stress in complex situations.


  • Ph.D. or Master's Degree in Organic Polymer, or Colloid chemistry, as well as practical expertise in preparation.

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.

Find out how you can make an impact!
Check out our careers page for available opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you.


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