Chemist – TEMP – Independent Recruiters – Heerlen

Independent Recruiters

R&D Chemist in Heerlen – Temporary for 12 months.

Are you a creative thinker who can push the boundaries of innovation by developing new controlled release fertilizers and contribute to a more sustainable world? Do you enjoy working in the lab? Do you have a background in the chemical industry, experience with coating technology and are you interested to expand your knowledge in this niche market?

Then this is the position for you! Apply now!


Responsibilities: Chemist – TEMP

The organisation is specialized in various chemical processes and technological advancements. Its diverse product portfolio includes the processing and enhancement of fertilizers into new, high-quality, advanced products, serving customers worldwide!

In this role, you will be involved in all stages of product development, from formulating and analyzing prototypes in the laboratory to scaling up production in collaboration with Engineering and Supply Chain. You will also provide support to the agronomy team by delivering newly developed prototypes and formulations.

As a member of the R&D team in Heerlen, you will report to one of the R&D managers.

  • Design and conduct experiments for various controlled release fertilizer projects;
  • Analyze materials and prototypes for composition and release performance;
  • Support field trials, both in-house and with third-party collaborators;
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Supply Chain to scale up different processes and assist in scaling up experiments to full production scale.


Requirements: Chemist – TEMP

  • BSc (HLO or HTS) degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Sciences;
  • Experience working in the lab; 
  • Prior experience in coating technology;
  • A strong interest in fertilizers;
  • Detail-oriented, critical thinker, independent worker, team player, and a hands-on approach to problem-solving.
  • Great communication skills; 
  • Fluent in English.


The Offer: Chemist – TEMP

This is a temporary position for 12 months and offers a salary of €3700,- gross a month based on a 40 hour workweek.

You will work on an external contract via our organization.

What will happen when you apply? Within four working days we will let you know whether you are qualify for the position. If you do we will schedule an interview (digital or live). In this interview, we will inform you about the vacancy, the company and the procedure. If we both agree this is a fitting opportunity we will introduce you to our client and continue to guide you through the whole application process. The Independent Recruiters Group has a large team of specialized recruitment consultants. Every recruiter has a strong focus regarding his/her own field of expertise. This makes them the ideal sparring partner for both you, as the candidate, and the client.

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