R&D Chemist

Location Lancashire
Discipline: Polymers
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££25000 - £32000 per annum
Contact name: Darren Hawley

Contact email: darren.hawley@sciencesr.com
Job ref: BBBH3861_1658331712
Published: 22 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

We are recruiting on behalf of an industry leading polymer manufacturer for an R&D Chemist to join a polymers research team based in Lancashire. As a R&D Chemist you will be responsible for developing and implementing research strategies and evaluating NPD projects and providing expert polymer synthesis and development expertise to the team. This will include assessing the technical feasibility of projects by conducting synthesis, formulation, characterisation and scale-up of specialist polymers and chemicals.

To be considered for this R&D Chemist, you will be degree educated in Chemistry or Polymer Science. We are open to recent graduates, those with 4th year masters projects or industrial placements years relevant to the role would be preferred. Someone with a background in water-based coatings and PU resins would be highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out project management; planning and coordinating NPD activities.
  • Asses technical and commercial feasibility of new projects by carrying out synthesis, analysis, characterisation and scale-up of polymers and chemicals.
  • Provide expertise professionally to both external customers and internal teams.
  • Provide technical support to production, sales and quality teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum BSc in Chemistry, MSc/PhD in Polymer Science would be desirable.
  • Previous industrial experience within synthetic polymer or polymer formulation would be highly advantageous.
  • Previous working knowledge of polymers is desirable, especially water-based coatings and PU resins.