Senior Scientist PFP R&D Hydrocarbon/Cellulosic

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Senior Scientist PFP R&D Hydrocarbon/Cellulosic

  • Post Date:10th February 2023
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Job Description

Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do!

Become part of Hempel’s expanding & diverse R&D Passive Fire Protection team in our new state of the art Centre of Excellence. We are looking for senior chemists that will be passionate about developing & supporting the next generation of Cellulosic & Hydrocarbon PFP products we offer our global clients.

You will have the unique opportunity to report directly to our R&D Manager for Passive Fire Protection, be based on our office in Spain – Santa Perpetua de Mogoda and cooperate with other colleagues from all over the world. With business in mind and people at heart, we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our journey of growth and of an outstanding, global family.

What You Can Look Forward To In This Role

  • Product development or product maintenance for PFP R&D which requires knowledge of several disciplines in Cellulosic and/or Hydrocarbon PFP to improve, or generate new products and processes
  • Plan, design, conduct and report fundamental research.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the highest business impact of the projects

What does it take to become our new team member?

  • University degree in technical studies (Engineering) or Chemistry would be valuable
  • Good chemical background
  • Good Project Management Skills
  • Proven experience in the coating business including PFP Cellulosic &/or Hydrocarbon
  • Specific knowledge of the paints and coatings technologies would be valuable
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Computer skills

Global career possibilities

In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross-cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development.

Attractive salary and excellent compensation and benefits package are also part of the advantages of being part of our team.

Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.

Application and further information

To apply for this position, please submit your application/motivation letter with a CV in English via our recruitment system by clicking the link ‘Apply’.


Application due


Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Job Functions




Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings solutions protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915 by J.C. Hempel, and is solely owned by the Hempel Foundation, which not only ensures a solid economic base for the company, but is dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering children to learn, supporting coatings science and sustaining biodiversity.