R&D Chemist

Location Somerset
Discipline: Polymers, Materials
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Contact name: Jack Parker

Contact email: jack.parker@sciencesr.com
Job ref: BBBH4480_1662712758
Published: about 1 year ago
Startdate: ASAP

We are recruiting on behalf of a growing adhesives and sealants manufacturer for an R&D Chemist to join their site based in Somerset. As an R&D Chemist, you will be responsible for new product development formulations from the laboratory through to commercialisation.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject, and a background working in the development and formulation of adhesives, sealants and elastomers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and existing formulations of adhesives, sealants and elastomers utilising various technologies including polyurethane
  • Assist in the research to source new raw materials to make product improvements, and research new technologies relevant to the business
  • Own responsibility for whole project lifecycle from receiving initial customer specification to supervising trials and production
  • Prepare technical documentation including SDSs and TDSs in accordance with procedures and systems

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject
  • 1-3 years' experience in a development laboratory, formulating adhesives/sealants ideal, but other background within polymers is acceptable
  • Experience with common polymer test methods including tensile strength, abrasion and UV stability testing