Senior Research Chemist

Location Lancashire
Discipline: Polymers
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££30k - 40k per year
Contact name: Jack Parker

Contact email: jack.parker@sciencesr.com
Job ref: 6916
Published: 2 months ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Chemist to join a leading chemical manufacturer based in Lancashire. As a Research Chemist, you will lead projects to develop innovative chemicals that outperform existing products, with acceptable cost and physical properties.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in Chemistry or a related subject, with proven experience developing water-based products using surfactants, solvents and polymers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead development projects to develop new products that outperform the existing product portfolio
  • Develop scientific knowledge in all areas related to the business, including the physical chemistry of surfactants, solvents and polymers.
  • To identify new components and raw materials to be used in existing products
  • To use various laboratory equipment such as rheometer, FTIR and microscopes

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Have a degree in Chemistry or related subject, with experience developing water-based products., experience in polymers and surfactants would be highly advantageous
  • Experience leading development projects from initial concept through to commercialisation
  • A high standard of practical technical knowledge