Development Chemist (Snr)

 Full Time
 Research & Development
 Uithoorn, Netherlands

What will you do?

  • Develop and improve chemical products, complying with all applicable regulations
  • Investigate applicability of new and replacement of existing raw materials
  • Carry out clearly specified tests and determinations, in order to support customers and sales team
  • Determine performance characteristics of competitive products
  • Clearly and orderly record all observations and data
  • Develop or improve test methods to enhance R&R, efficiency and field performance predictability
  • Provide assistance to manufacturing
  • Maintain good lab practice at all times
  • Around 50% will be bench based with 50% preparing reports, presentations etc.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive pay programs in all geographies, essential to attracting and retaining global talent.
  • Opportunities to see your efforts contribute toward the success of the business. Solving problems and creating value are part of our DNA.
  • On-the-job learning and development, and classroom and online training programmes through our global, web-based learning platform, Quaker Houghton University.

What do we look for?

  • Minimum MSc in Chemistry related topic, preferable PhD.
  • Must have 3+ years of work experience in industry; ideally a similar or related field.
  • Ideally a background in Ester based industrial oils.
  • An understanding of Industry 4.0
  • Fluent English; written and spoken
  • A positive, inquisitive and independent mindset.
  • Good Microsoft package skills are essential

Who are we?

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids, continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminium, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Our chemists, engineers and industry experts partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more efficiently, even more effectively, whatever comes next.

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