Research Chemist COI Lab - Metal Rolling

 Full Time
 Research & Development

About the job 

Quaker Houghton is the Industry’s R&D leader with a team of 360+ people and 11 Centers of Innovation around the globe focusing on staying ahead in technology advancement and sustainability goals. 

The Research Chemist COI lab Metal rolling will work within the Centre of Innovation (COI) Metals lab, located in Uithoorn. Mainly work on innovation projects aligned with our ambitious sustainability agenda as well as focusing on staying ahead of the steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous metals market trends such as the introduction of clean energy sources, new electrical metal applications and whatever comes next. 

Join us to innovate together for a better tomorrow! 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Hybrid & flexible working schedule.  

  • Competitive pay + bonus program. 

  • 8.5% holiday allowance. 

  • Health insurance.  

  • Great pension scheme. 

  • Commuting allowance based on public transport or 0.19 € per km. 

  • Discount program on several gyms. 

  • Fresh fruit service on site. 

  • Bicycle program. 

  • 28 working days holidays minimum, incremental with age and flexible with buy/sell program.  

  • Attractive Wellbeing, CSR, Sustainability, Women Inclusion & Diversity programs.  

  • Excellent onboarding and training programs as part of our QH University platform.  

  • Join a team of top experts passionate about innovation and a company that nurtures that passion.  


What will you do? 

  • Specifically, this position serves as a specialist in understanding the underlying chemical and physiochemical mechanisms in support of the product development laboratoria for the global steel and non-ferrous rolling market.  

  • Execute research projects as part of an experienced team and in cooperation with a large variety of internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Independently develop and execute test methods to simulate chemical and physiochemical phenomena linked to customer processes.  

  • Providing support to the development labs and product management team in solving complex customer questions and in the development of innovative and sustainable lubricants. 

  • Clearly and orderly record, report and present your observations and conclusions to lab management and peers. 


What do we look for? 

  • Experience: 3 -7 years working in a similar role, ideally within a multinational company environment in the chemical sector such as lubricants, greases, oils, coatings or other surface science related subjects. This is a role for someone who is motivated to work with both chemical & physiochemical matters and with a good balance between stakeholder meetings, benchwork and theoretical work. All product training needed is offered upon onboarding by a highly knowledgeable and senior team. 

  • Education: MSc or PhD in physical chemistry, colloid chemistry, inorganic chemistry or organometallic chemistry. 

  • Language skills: English good verbal and written communication level is a must. 

  • Soft skills: Results driven, self-starting, pragmatic, open minded, intrinsic curiosity, good communicator and influencer. 

  • High safety consciousness is a must. Safety is at the core of our culture.  

  • Location: Uithoorn, North Holland, NL. (Hybrid working schedule) 


Who are we? 

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids present in 40+ countries continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminum, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Throughout our 100+ locations, 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. 

Our values: 

  • Live Safe 

  • Exceed Customer Expectations 

  • Drive Results 

  • Embrace Diversity 

  • Do Great Things Together 

  • Act with integrity 

Our core values embody who we are as a company, guide our decisions and inspire us. Our commitment to these values, in words and actions, builds a safer, stronger Quaker Houghton. They are the fundamental beliefs that guide our internal conduct and our relationship with the outside world