Perstorp, Sweden
Application due: March 29 2024


Development Chemist

We are looking for a new R&D colleague for our Resins & Coatings team

About the organization

Our main objective for the Innovation organization is to develop new products and solutions. We are a global organization generating products for customers in selected market segments. The target segments for Innovation are Resins & Coatings, Engineered Fluids and Advanced Materials. In addition, we explore opportunities in other areas such as agriculture, energy sector, personal care and homecare. A major driver for innovations is sustainability making that important in everything we do. Our organization is part of Perstorp´ s global Commercial & Innovation function.

Application Development department predicts and confirms properties of targeted applications by designing molecules and formulations, perform application experiments in lab scale and then characterize the properties and correlate to the design and process conditions. The application laboratories are well-equipped and contain facilities and equipment for synthesis, formulating, radiation curing, 3D printing, polymer material processing and characterization of chemical, thermophysical and mechanical properties. For scale up we interact with external partners.

Our daily work includes products and application development in multiple projects and concepts as well as technical application support for existing portfolio of products. We work with colleagues across Commercial & Innovation and other parts of the company such as Regulatory Affairs, Operation and Sales. We are involved in technical discussions with customers.

About the position

· To work with development activities of relatively high complexity in chemistry and application development within our Resins & Coatings team.

· Conduct application development tasks including syntheses, formulations, testing in applications, products characterization and equipment maintenance/upgrade.

· Manage application development tasks including planning, evaluation, summarizing testing results and proposing way forward.

· Participate in competence development and grow internal and external networks in the areas of expertise.

Who are you?

· Master in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent experience.

· Strong knowledge in organic chemistry and/or polymer technologies.

· Formulation knowledge from the coating industry is a benefit.

· Proven competence in chemical/ physical characterization of chemicals alone and in formulations. Assess result from chemical and physicochemical methods and based on needs create new methods.

· A few years of experience from an industrial and explorative R&D environment.

· Spoken and written English is required since we work in a global environment.

As a person you are positive, curious and can easily adopt to a changing environment. You enjoy both working in teams as well as individually. You can easily iterate between theory and practice. You can drive yourself and involve others towards defined goals. You are not afraid to learn from failures. You understand the value of efficient communication and networking as keys for success.

What can we offer?

Care Culture & Great place to work and develop

At Perstorp, we lead with our heart and show concern for each other and for the world around us. Care is core of our company´s value. We want to take responsibility and keep what we promise. We constantly strive to work smarter and better. If you share these values, we think you'll be happy with us!

Global reach with strong local presence and stable owner

World leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market. Present in 26 countries and production plants in Europe, Asia and North America. Stability in having an industrial, long-term owner in PCG/ Petronas. Having global presence will allow you participation in international investments and development projects, traveling and why not long-term assignments in one of our countries.

The position is based in Perstorp in the southern part of Sweden. This is a permanent position. For more information please contact: Manager Vanessa Maurin by phone: +46 733 133804 or by email: [email protected]

Welcome with your application as soon as possible but no later than 29th March 2024. We will conduct interviews continuously during the application process and the position may be filled before the application deadline.

Additional information

If you would like to get in contact with a union representative you can contact Per Igglund (Akademikerna) [email protected], Rickard Martinsson (Unionen) [email protected], or Rebecka Lundell (IF Metall) [email protected]

About Perstorp

Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda.

Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on more than 140 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Perstorp Group is since October 2022 a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider and part of PETRONAS Group.

One of Perstorp Group’s largest unit is Site Perstorp, in Sweden, which has been manufacturing chemical products in various forms since 1881. Basic & specialty polyols, formates, organic acids and formaldehyde are the main products manufactured in Perstorp.

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