R&D Chemist - Topcoat Products

R&D Chemist - Topcoat Products
Bli kjent med JOTUN
Jotun is seeking an innovative R&D Chemist with in-depth knowledge within the field of chemistry. The position is in Jotun Performance Coatings, as R&D Chemist in the Topcoat department. Your workplace will be at our brand-new headquarters' state of the art laboratory. As our new R&D Chemist your main tasks will be to develop and maintain products, mainly within the 1K Solventborne product portfolio, by preparing, testing and evaluating paint, binders, raw materials and new technology. As well as development of waterborne topcoats.  The candidate we seek should have a creative and innovative mind set, and be able to solve, often complex, problems within a short timeframe. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Have recipe responsibility for products including maintenance and follow-up towards production and marketing to ensure that the quality of the product satisfies the market requirements and environmental demands.
  • Carry out required development and maintenance tasks by planning, formulating, testing and evaluating recipes and raw materials. 
  • Report results from development and maintenance work.
  • Search for and make use of knowledge through literature, raw material suppliers, practical experience, learning from others as well as attending courses to be in a position to work independently with complex R&D tasks. 


  • Education and experience in Research and Development:
    • BSc in Chemistry, with 4-6 years of relevant experience or;
    • MSc in Chemistry.
  • Good general understanding of IT systems
  • Excellent English language skills - both written and spoken

Personal qualities

  • Systematic Approach - uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
  • Analysis & Judgment - quickly understands and analyzes complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgments
  • Professional Expertise - demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area; participates in continuous professional development
  • Innovation - produces fresh and imaginative ideas and solutions; breaks away from tradition; promotes change and novelty
  • Initiative & Responsibility - acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results
  • Constructive Teamwork -  co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals

We can offer

A friendly and supportive culture. Jotun is a large and dynamic global community present in over 100 countries. At Jotun we are part of a caring global family. It is an informal work environment with few hierarchies. We are always striving to live our values; Care, loyalty, respect and boldness.  

Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development, both through on-the-job training and Jotun Academy. At Jotun we want to develop long-term relationships with our employees and therefore we put a strong focus into nurturing people in building their career with us. 

A professional and supportive work environment with focus on continuous improvement and innovation. Our story is one of innovating and reinventing processes and concepts with the purpose of creating better and sustainable products that will have an impact in the world.    

Exciting challenges in a growing company with excellent ?nancial results. We are growing steadily and the financial strength this gives us allows us to invest in research and development to create new innovative products and to invest on people and in the support of local communities. 

Om arbeidsgiveren

Jotun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The Group has 65 companies and 39 production facilities around the world, and more than 10 000 employees. Jotun is represented in more than 100 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. The Jotun Group's sales in 2019 was NOK 19.652 billion. The Jotun Group is organised into four segments and seven geographical regions, and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

Hystadveien 167, 3209 Sandefjord
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R&D, Chemist, Product, development

Spørsmål om stillingen

Heidi Guren
R&D Manager Topcoats products - Waterborne & 1K Solventborne
979 53 408
Åsmund Bergem
HR Advisor
934 50 805
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