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R&D Specialist HBO

Posted 17 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€3,300 - €3,750 per month
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Job Title: R&D Specialist HBO

AkzoNobel Paints & Coatings: Launch Your Career in Innovation!

Do you have a passion for science and a drive to make a real impact?

AkzoNobel, a leading global company in Paints & Coatings, offers exciting opportunities for talented individuals to join our dynamic team in Sassenheim, the Netherlands. We're seeking both enthusiastic laboratory specialist to play a key role in developing next-generation, sustainable paint and coating solutions.

Let's paint the picture of what you will be doing:

  • Conduct experiments, analyze data, and formulate solutions to drive innovation.
  • Contribute to projects that promote sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced and supportive environment.
  • Have the opportunity to learn and grow your skills through training and development programs.

What do you need to have to be successful in this role?

  • A Bachelor's degree in science or a related field (experience preferred for some positions).
  • A strong interest in science, innovation, and sustainability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Being a team player.
  • Fluency in English (Dutch language skills a plus).

What do we offer in return?

It’s a two-way street. This means that we offer not only a competitive salary but also believe in a healthy work-life balance.

  • Above average number of annual holidays and leave days - 44 days' off.
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan.
  • Fixed bonus (CLA)
  • Travel expenses to and from work.
  • Opportunities for ongoing education and professional development.
  • Being part of events and networking platforms.
  • Paint with a discount.

We aim to create a sense of belonging, where everyone can share their diverse backgrounds, participate in events, and connect through networking platforms.

Ready to join us in coloring the world?

We welcome your online application via

If you have questions about the role or interview process, please contact Marcel Thor at

It is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands.

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment and an employment screening might be part of the selection process.

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 39574

AkzoNobel is the world's largest coatings and specialty chemicals company, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world.

Active in 150 countries
3,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 44 years