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Product Development Specialist


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Over de functie

The Product Development Specialist is part of the global R&D team of this customer and will report to the R&D Manager Coatings. He/she will support the development of biodegradable coatings and coating processes for application on fertilizer granules.

The focus of the activities will be on the monomer synthesis and on the preparation of coating formulations for testing of physical properties and biodegradation behavior. In addition, selected coating formulations will be applied on fertilizer granules for nutrient release testing under laboratory and field conditions.

The Product Development Specialist will also perform production experiments on pilot and production plant scale in close cooperation with Supply Chain as well as the analysis of the nutrient release behavior of the coated fertilizer products.

This position will be based at the production location in Heerlen, The Netherlands.


We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious person with the following profile:

  • MSc degree Organic Chemistry / Polymer Chemistry
  • Preferably > 1 year work experience
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English language


We offer:

  • A temporary position for the duration of 1 year in a growing and innovative company with a very good market position.
  • Cooperation in a multidisciplinary and international R&D team with chemists, agronomists, engineers in close collaboration with Supply Chain and Marketing departments.


In the challenging world of specialty fertilizers, a company striving to keep the lead needs rapid adaptation to market requests and continuous introduction of new products while keeping high quality and strict compliance with regulations. 


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Thomas Slegers via telefoonnummer 06-10962879

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