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Sr R&D Chemist

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Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Langenfeld, NW, DE

Company: Milliken and Company

Borchers GmbH is a supplier of high-end additives and catalysts for the coatings market, with offices and laboratories in in America, Europe and Asia, that is still expanding into new markets by acquisition and product differentiation.

Borchers is part of Milliken & Co., an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, textiles, and healthcare products, we work around the world to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make the world more sustainable.

Borchers in Langenfeld, Germany is currently looking for a Sr R&D Chemist.

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the development and growth of the Global Borchers additives business by creating new products and contributing to intellectual property. 

•    To develop new products and solutions in line with the business needs
•    Contribute to literature reviews to support new projects and to further current developments
•    Identify improvements in current products and processes
•    Write research reports and contribute to patent applications and journal publications
•    working in the lab, creating new developments, and identifying value
•    Travel will be required - attending conferences and communication with external partners on joint projects- travel expected to be approximately 10-20%

•    PhD in Chemistry is required – particularly in the understanding and design of catalysts or synthesis and evaluation of catalysts
•    Experience in understanding and designing the performance-relationship development of catalysts, including the preparation and analysis of said catalysts
•    At least 5 years’ experience working in the coatings, inks or composites industry, or a research institute, would be an advantage
•    Experience of product or solution development for commercialization
•    Analytical, practical experience of any, or all, of the following: HPLC, GC, GPC, FTIR, UV-VIS, NMR, mass spectrometry
•    Flexibility to move between and balance work in numerous projects
•    Comfortable with teamwork, and the ability to direct and work with technicians where required
•    Excellent scientific, analytical and numerical ability
•    Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy 
•    Disciplined on collecting data, time management and organization – task focused 
•    Motivated to learn and develop
•    Proficiency in office software such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required
•    Training in patent writing, formulation and searching would beneficial
•    Fluently in English; basic German language a benefit but not essential 


•    A position with growing opportunities in a unique, dynamic & international environment. 
•    The possibility to acquire many skills and competencies, and at the same time, use your own talents in the most creative way possible. 
•    A qualified team that will support you and will encourage you to show your entrepreneurship and independence.
•    A competitive remuneration package

At Borchers we promote creative thinking and provide space and support for those who take initiatives to drive success. We provide our new associates the necessary tools to grow into highly skilled research chemists in the coatings industry. If you have a passion for the applied world of chemistry and have experience in formulating new products and uncovering key performance benefits, come and discover Borchers/Milliken Additives for Coatings. This position will report to the Research and Development Director, based in Germany.



Are you enthusiastic to join our R&D team in our chemical division? We would like to hear from you!