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Development Chemist

Materials

Somerset £25k – £30k
permanent Job Ref: 6309

Description

An opportunity has arisen for a development chemist to join a leading specialist materials manufacturing business at its R&D facility in the heart of Somerset. As a development chemist you will work closely with the technical leaders both in the UK and overseas on multiple product development projects. You will also be responsible for delivering detailed reports to customers on the company’s products and their improvements when required.

To be successful as a development chemist you should hold a recognised degree in chemistry or related field of material polymer science. With this you will also have previous experience working in a commercial environment ideally with specialist materials including: Polymers Elastomers Silicones or Coatings.

Development Chemist Responsibilities:

  • Leading NPD projects; collaborating with the UK and overseas R&D teams.
  • Lend support with upscaling production process.
  • Carry out and deliver detailed reports to customers on the company’s products and their improvements when required.
  • Prepare and modernise internal technical documentation and SDS’s for clients.
  • Provide technical support to customers and on technical enquiries where necessary.

Development Chemist Requirements:

  • Hold a recognised degree in chemistry or related field of material polymer science.
  • Previous experience working in a commercial environment ideally with specialist materials including: Polymers Elastomers Silicones or Coatings.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and overseas when necessary.
  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft skills: Word Excel Outlook etc.

Salary: £25 000 - £30 000 + Benefits – 21 Days Holiday + Banks (Increasing on time with the company) – Company Pension – Training & Development

Job Ref: 6309