Development Chemist

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Chemicals, Polymers, Materials
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££30000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Contact name: Jack Parker

Contact email: jack.parker@sciencesr.com
Job ref: BBBH4716_1667561592
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

We are recruiting on behalf of a leading speciality chemicals and advanced materials manufacturer, for a Development Chemist to join their site based in Cheshire. As a Development Chemist, you will support the Technical Market Manager and wider team in new product developments, marketing activities and innovation projects.

To be considered for this role, you will have a BSc or MSc in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related field, and have a strong background in the formulation and laboratory scale preparation of adhesives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and characterise polyurethane adhesive products in the laboratory, including routine work and method development
  • Undertake mechanical testing of adhesives including tensile, bond strength testing and thermal stability amongst others
  • Assist in wider business project within the innovations department, including new product designs and process development projects
  • Support the Technical Market Manager in wider marketing activities and customer support

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A BSc (minimum 2:1) or MSc in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related field
  • Experience within an industrial adhesive development laboratory, with specific experience in PU Chemistry
  • At least 2 years' experience in the formulation of adhesives or coatings, specifically polyurethanes
  • Experience of analytical and physical testing of polymeric materials