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Do you want to be part of the professional R&D environment in Jotun? Then this is your opportunity!

As an R&D Chemist, you will develop and maintain products, in consultation with the Manager/Senior Chemist, by preparing, testing, and evaluating the paint/binder/raw materials contributing to the achievement of the goals of the R&D plan.

You will be part of a professional and vibrant environment and your workplace will be in our state-of-the-art Intumescent Research and Development Laboratory located in our UK site in Flixborough.

Jotun’s global R&D activities on Intumescent Coatings are centred in our state-of-the-art laboratory in Flixborough, UK, with five supporting regional laboratories around the world.

It is, therefore, a pleasure to announce a full-time, position is available as an R&D Chemist

The main tasks of this role

  • Contribute by developing and maintaining products under professional guidance by preparing, testing, and evaluating recipes, and raw materials according to the R&D plan.
  • Report the results from development and maintenance work both orally and written through reports to ensure that the correct decisions based on current experience are made.
  • Search for and make use of knowledge through literature, practical experience, learning from others as well as attending courses to be able to work more independently with more complex R&D tasks.
  • Participate in project work and project groups with professional and practicable input.

What we are looking for 

We invite applications from new graduates BSc or MSc, as well as candidates who can demonstrate relevant experience. All candidates are expected to have good English skills – both spoken and written, and knowledge about the use of MS Office 365 and Teams/Sharepoint is an advantage

What we 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, and we are proud of our informal work environment with few hierarchies.

We are always striving to live our values: Loyalty, Care, Respect, and Boldness. 

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

Our pension and insurance schemes are highly competitive, as are our other benefits such as in-house gym, cafeteria, and free allowances on our products. A professional and supportive work environment with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation is important to us.

Our story is one of innovating and reinventing processes and concepts with the purpose of creating better and more sustainable products that will have a positive impact in the world. 

We offer exciting challenges in a growing company with excellent financial 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 in people and in the support of local communities.  

Who we are

Jotun in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) has 18 different legal entities and operates 7 production facilities. The region has approximately 2000 employees who work across four markets: Marine, Protective, Powder and Decorative. Jotun ECA is committed to an ambitious growth strategy.

Our employees are the real value in our companies as individuals and teams. We strive to provide our employees with meaningful and challenging work, rewarding them through continued learning and development driven by our values of Loyalty, Care, Respect and Boldness.

Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd's head office is based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and the Factory has been operational for over 30 years producing coatings to be distributed throughout Europe. We also have various sales offices located around the UK and Ireland with the company employing more than 270 people working across the Marine, Protective, Powder and Decorative markets.

The company is people orientated offering opportunities for progression, learning and development in a friendly and supportive work environment undepinned by Jotun's core values; Loyalty, Care, Respect and Boldness.

Jotun’s company culture welcomes and values differences in people. Our more than 10,200 employees on all continents represent 90 nationalities, four generations and diversity of professions, gender, abilities, ethnicities, beliefs, cultures etc. We are committed to represent the societies we operate in, promoting equality, equity and zero-tolerance for discrimination.

If you are applying to a position and require any additional support in the interview process, please let us know how we can accommodate this.  

If you think that this role is what you could be doing next, apply now!