Job Title: Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: 751936601
Job Published: February 09, 2022 16:53

Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Support project team leader in the delivery of medium- to large-sized innovation projects (2-5 years) for all product categories impacting Deco SESA and globally for other regions.
  • Conduct formulation/prototype development and testing work. Design and execute experiments, analyze test results and prepare presentations & reports, in line with R&D standard processes with minimal guidance.
  • Be a core member in a project team and contribute in the scoping of project and completion of project deliverables.

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in innovation projects and support delivery of results on time with high quality following R&D standard processes and business needs.
  • Apply correct test methodologies in formulation development, use appropriate test equipment and processes to execute experiments in the laboratory.
  • Analyze and interpret test results. Present findings and prepare report.
  • Ensure intellectual properties like formulation knowhow is protected. Generate input that may be used for patent filing.
  • Interact with suppliers and team members from other categories and regions to collaborate and deliver project and share relevant knowledge.
  • Keep up with internal and external developments in own field of expertise.
  • Assume the role of intern supervisor and ensure intern is trained and guided to execute laboratory tasks safely with acceptable standard.
  • Maintain and promote safe working environment in compliance with safety policies and procedures. Follow safe work practices and ensure good housekeeping practices.
  • Maintain laboratory stocks of raw materials and equipment.
  • Support and cover for other team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials/Polymer Science, Physics or related field with 3-5 years of working experience
  • Previous laboratory experience in technology or product development projects, particularly in paint formulation and testing.
  • Good practical, analytical and laboratory skills. Working knowledge in design of experiments is an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Functional competencies:
    • Market & Product Insight: Support
    • Business & Technical Communication: Support
    • Problem Solving: Support
    • Work Management: Support
    • Experimental Principles & Design: Support
    • Technical Improvement & Innovation: Support
    • Managing Knowledge, Legislation & IP: Support

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