R&D Chemist

Charlotte, US

Main goals of the job

  • Together with the manager, plan and execute tasks and projects within the laboratory.
  • Follow up on tasks and projects in the laboratory.
  • Create documentation, reports and presentations, to inform the sales and management teams on the progress of projects.
  • Maintain and develop the product portfolio of products within the business unit.
  • Support the commercial aspect of the business by researching and testing alternative raw materials.
  • Understand the markets in which we operate, review the competition landscape and make suggestions for comparable development products.
  • Actively work to the values, vision and strategy of the company and support the local roadmap strategy. ​

Daily tasks and responsibilities

  • Finding customer-oriented solutions, in cooperation with the sales team / CEM.
  • Product formulation from conceptualisation through to commercialisation.
  • Testing products to certified standards internally and with independent external bodies.
  • Specifying systems for customers.
  • Take part in supplier/customer visits, trials and exhibitions.
  • Support production and QC in troubleshooting and formulation scale up.


  • General understanding of paint formulation, in the laboratory as well as in production and application lines.
  • Good understanding of the customers' needs in terms of productivity and price performance. 
  • English language well spoken and written.
  • A minimum of 4 years in the painting industry or similar industry, with experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2 years' experience in exterior and or interior water-based and UV coatings covering application and formulation.
  • B.sc / M.sc/ PhD or other similar education.

What we offer ​

We offer you solid support by professional colleagues and opportunities to further develop in the field of R&D. You will be in a leading seat on our journey to make the world last longer.

In Teknos you will also have:

  • Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.
  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have a highly skilled workforce. We are a multi-faceted, international organization that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.
  • Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career.
  • Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a sustainable future.​



Apply for this position and join Teknos family!

We look forward to get to know you better through your application!

Please send your application via our recruiting system by 16th September 2019 

Apply now

For further information, please contact:

Finance & HR Manager, Cynthia Stewart (cynthia.stewart@teknos.com)