Bonding Partnership In Chemistry
Junior R&D Scientist/Engineer

Junior R&D Scientist/Engineer

Position Summary:
This role is focused on new product development for the Coating Business. This person will report
directly to the R&D Leader and will be located at Bluechem Lab and at our Corporate Headquarters in
Antwerp.
Education:
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Coatings,
or Polymer Science and some experience, including internship.
This position is also open to 2020 just graduated chemists.
Required skills:
 Experience in polymer synthesis, processes and characterization (GPC, NMR, rheology, IR, KF)
 Experience in coatings formulation, water based and solvent based
 Physical property testing experience
 Experience in Design of experiment
 Excellent presentation skills
 Strong problem-solving ability
 Experience using statistical methods
 Experience in Project Management
 Flexible, high energy level, disciplined, high initiative
 Conduct tests and monitor the performance of processes throughout laboratory
Job Duties:
 Develop proprietary technology into commercial products
 Develop applications for new and existing product combination
 Create new technologies leading to new product opportunities
 Recommend topics for research and development projects
 Use computer models to work out the safest and most cost-effective production methods
 Present project status reports to management
 Assist customers with product-related questions and participate in plant trials
 Plan how to move lab tests into a pilot production phase
 Support customers facilities with new product, product specifications and quality evaluations,
as well as cost reduction projects
 Stay current with applicable laws and regulations to ensure continuous compliance; develop
safety and operational protocols for manufacturing processes
 Work independently and in a cross-functional team environment
 Develop methods to deal with by-products, off- spec and waste materials in
environmentally-friendly way.
Language : NL, EN, DE & FR is a plus
Travel: Limited travel required to support ongoing project work or to provide customer support.
Location: Bluechem lab, Antwerp, Arpadis Benelux office.

Send your CV by Email to Mrs. Elke Corbeels: e.corbeels@arpadis.com