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2 x R&D Senior Chemists Powder 

We are building even further excellence and expertise in Powder Coatings technologies, and are seeking two additional R&D Senior Chemists in our Central R&D laboratory. 

Are you the resource we are looking for?

Your workplace will be at our brand-new headquarters’ state of the art R&D center, in Sandefjord, Norway. You will be part of an exciting workplace, where more than 200 great employees are attached to R&D-related tasks. 

As our new R&D Chemist your main tasks will be:

Develop and maintain products and technologies within the powder coatings area, allowing Powder Segment to meet its strategic goals, ensuring and strengthening the position as market and technology leader.    
Contribute professionally to increase internal competence and act as external representative for technology competence within the powder coatings field.


Duties and responsibilities

Act as a Technical Leader and/or a Project Manager in projects assigned by the R&D Management. This entails work internally; by planning, coordinating resources and communicating, and externally; with both customers and suppliers, in accordance to the R&D Plan and overall strategic directions.
Develop and maintain technology and products by planning, formulating, testing and evaluating coatings and raw materials in accordance to the scope of assigned projects. As well as, assure that our portfolio of products and brands are in line with the strategic needs.
Results from development and maintenance activities shall be systematically documented, analyzed and reported to ensure that commercial goals are met.
Be updated on technology advancement through internal and external contacts, suppliers, R&D institutions and other co-operation partners to bring new technology and know-how to the products and strengthen Jotun’s position in the market.” 


This is a senior position, so we think you have a background similar to this:

MSc or PhD in organic, polymer or material chemistry.

Relevant work experience.

English is our work language. 

Personal qualities

We think these traits are familiar to you:

initiative & responsibility

systematic approach

analysis & judgment

professional expertise


constructive teamwork.

We can 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. It is an informal work environment with few hierarchies. We are always striving to live our values; Care, loyalty, respect and boldness.  

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

A professional and supportive work environment with focus on continuous improvement and innovation. Our story is one of innovating and reinventing processes and concepts with the purpose of creating better and sustainable products that will have an impact in the world.    

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 on people and in the support of local communities.