Help us improve the way we protect

In Hempel we are committed to optimise the way the world’s limited resources are being utilised. In order to do so, we are investing in our ability to increase durability of our coatings solutions. We are therefore looking for a dedicated person to initiate and run technology projects towards stronger and more sustainable coating solutions.

Protecting our customers’ assets means prolonging the use of the resources involved. The role is therefore in good correlation with not only our focus of staying relevant to our customers, but also with our strong commitment to sustainable development. Being successful in this role will mean bridging the gap between customer value and sustainability.

Scientist with project management skills
As an R&D Scientist in Technology and Innovation, Marine R&D, you will be responsible for the early technology development within marine coatings. This mean that you will be running and coordinating a number of technical projects. The projects will revolve around:

  • Chemical product design
  • Design of new test methods
  • Structure-property relationships
  • Chemical surface analysis


What we are looking for

As a successful candidate you will have a background as a chemical engineer, chemist or equivalent. You will know the challenges of working with front-end innovation. You thrive working in the lab, but are eager to roll up your sleeves to make new technologies reach the market. As an R&D Scientist it is natural for you to be self-driven, proactive and curious; you are keen to innovate. Experience with one or more of the following topics is advantageous:

  • Innovation in chemical industry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Material science


Join our ambitious technology team
As a Scientist, you will become part of our ambitious Marine Technology and Innovation team in R&D. We are a growing team of scientists that fight determinedly every day against waste in the shipping industry.

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. 

Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do. 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 growth journey and of a great, global family. 

Application and further information

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

Final deadline for applications is 31 May 2022.

For further information about the job, please contact Marine technology manager, Stefan Møller Olsen on +45273835 or e-mail:


Application due


Seniority Level


Job Functions

Other, Research, Science



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. ​

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