Jotun AS


Jotun AS is a leading player in the Marine Protective and Decorative Paint market. The company offers many opportunities for career development in Norway and abroad. The main R&D laboratory is located in Sandefjord and is one of the biggest private held research centers in Northern Europe. More than 200 people are employed in R&D and regional laboratories in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Dubai, India and the US.
Our new and experienced microbiologist will work in our Biology laboratory in a team of three microbiologists working closely with the product development laboratories for Decorative Paints worldwide. The position will consist of efficacy testing, optimizing new raw materials and follow up on regulations for the use of Biocides in all regions.


  • Ensure that the biological aspects of all Decorative products are in line with the "best in test" assertion
  • Evaluate efficacy of biocides for film- and wet-state preservation
  • Field testing of products containing dry-film preservatives.
  • Design, execute and report experimental work in the laboratory
  • Assist in regulatory matters concerning biological aspects of products
  • Contribute technically in cross-functional operations with other internal segments


  • Practical experience from prevention of fungal and/or algal colonization of surfaces or experience with preservation of liquids, foods or cosmetics.
  • The right person should enjoy laboratory work and have a good technical and theoretical background
  • Knowledge of regulatory issues on the use of preservatives is beneficial


  • College / University, Master / Phd grade
  • Scientific subjects


  • English

Personal qualities

  • Acts on own initiative and make things happen
  • Structured, practical and enjoy laboratory work
  • Good interpersonal skills, flexible and a team player
  • Analytical, work independently and provide results
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise

We offer

  • Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development, both through on-the-job training and Jotun Academy.
  • A professional working environment that focuses on continuos improvement and innovation.
  • An international Corporate Culture founded on our four values; Care, Respect, Loyalty and Boldness.
  • Insurance and Pension schemes
  • Exciting challenges in a growing company with excellent financial results.


Hanne Jensen
R&D Manager Biology
918 77 173

Line Fjelddalen Eik
Senior HR Officer
991 26 003

Closing date: 25.01.2017

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