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Development Chemist - Coatings


East Sussex (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 5777


A market-leading, international manufacturer of protective coatings is currently seeking a Development Chemist to join its innovative formulation laboratories on a permanent basis, based in Tunbridge Wells. As Development Chemist, you will play a vital role in the formulation of new exciting products whilst having the ability to continuously improve their current portfolio.

This position would suit either a highly motivated chemistry graduate, from a recognised university who is keen to explore formulation chemistry as a career avenue. Or alternatively, the company would welcome experienced profiles with a strong background in development chemistry with a successful track record of bringing products to market.


  • Driving research and development, with an innovative, creative approach
  • Understanding the underlying chemistry behind key products, along with manufacturing methods.
  • Defining, and understanding the benefits and features of existing products and materials.
  • Maintaining a high standard of good lab practice, ensuring data and results are stored in accordance to laboratory policy.
  • Creating project presentations and briefs for development of new and existing products.
  • Designing, improving and sustaining the tests used in the lab.


  • Degree qualification from a recognised university in Chemistry or closely related field of study.
  • Possess a creative and imaginative mind-set, with an ability to problem solve.
  • A self-starter, with the ability to systematically drive projects through to a conclusion.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Previous experience operating within an industrial laboratory setting – completing formulation/development work on new products.

In return, the company can provide a rewarding career with an opportunity to learn valuable skills directly related to development chemistry.

Competitive salary in line with experience + excellent company benefits

Job Ref: 5777