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Senior Research Associate – Wood Coatings, 3D Printing & Metal Panel

R&D / Senior Research Associate – Wood Coatings, 3D Printing & Metal Panel

  • A leading Global Speciality Interior & Exterior Wood Coatings manufacturer specialising in Wood Coatings, Flooring, 3D Printing & Metal Coatings
  • R&D & Senior Research Associate – varnishes, pre-catalyzed lacquers, waterbornes, exterior wood stains formulation scale up and application
  • Applications for Interior & Exterior Coatings, Millwork application, Cabinetry, 3D Printing & Wood Flooring,
  • Located Shanghai, China

About Our Client: A Global Speciality Wood Coatings Manufacturer

Job Description: Reporting to the R&D Director, her/his responsibilities will include:

  • Assist R&D Director in providing develop Water based Lacquers & UV Varnishes
  • Drive wood stains formulation design, formulating, scale up, coating and manufacturing
  • Work cross functionally with the Commercial teams and end users to determine market needs within the industry and assists in identification of innovative solutions in order to meet those needs
  • Establish formulation guidelines based on a deep understanding of the key chemical and physical interactions in Wood Coatings formulations and knowledge of the end applications
  • Build and develop a high performing R&D team across various experience levels, disciplines and expertise
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations of existing patents and publications and generates new intellectual property (IP) as required.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects in parallel, ensuring clear alignment of goals and deliverable with business and market needs

The Successful Applicant: Our customer is looking for a professional with the following background and experience:

  • Technical university degree (MSc, PhD would be preferable) : chemistry, polymer science, material sciences, or similar;
  • Proficiency in English language;
  • Must have at least 5 years experience developing varnishes, pre-catalyzed lacquers, waterbornes, UV, exterior wood stains, Flooring, 3D Printing & Metal Panel Application
  • Must have experience leading a product Development/R&D teams
  • Technically Focused, innovative & outside of the box strategically gifted

Job Reference: RDWCSC

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Salary Range

RMB30,000 - 50,000


Shanghai, China