Principal Formulation Scientist - Cheshire

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Chemicals
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Market related
Contact name: Paul Mears

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Job ref: 5924
Published: 2 months ago

Here is a brilliant opportunity for a scientist who is a subject matter expert in metal oxide synthesis and/or formulation, who now can boast >5 years experience focussed on applications of inorganic-organic systems. This role will be your opportunity to step into a prominent science-only role (no line management) with a remit to develop the next generation formulated products utilising inorganic pigments. This World-renowned chemical firm is interested in applicants whose colloid chemistry experience might come from: foodstuffs; agrochemicals; coatings and paints; cosmetics; personal care.


To be in with a good chance of progressing to interview, your CV will reflect career achievements such as;

  • Academic research projects at post-graduate level
  • New product development from blue sky through to launch
  • A good chemistry degree plus, preferably, a PhD
  • Knowledge of colloids especially the control of inorganic particle sizes within such
  • Lab-based analytical and formulation chemistry skills


For full consideration for this opportunity please apply with your CV (Word document format), plus your salary, location and eligibility to work in the UK details.


When job seeking, why choose Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds’ famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I have built up over 8 years experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile – search Paul Mears.