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Development Chemist


West Sussex £30k – £35k
permanent Job Ref: 6789


A leading manufacturer of functional coatings is currently recruiting for Development Chemist to join their state-of-the-art facility based in West Sussex. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic chemist/scientist with some industrial experience relevant to polymer synthesis to develop a successful career and work alongside leading teams at the forefront of cutting-edge technology.

Joining an established team of chemists and scientists, you will take responsibility across a range of functions involving research & development, synthesis of specialist coatings, testing raw materials, and being a point of contact for customer/client technical enquires.

Development Chemist Responsibilities

  • Formulation optimisation.
  • Development of new paint formulations for specialist coatings
  • Improvement of existing formulations with tailoring to customers’ needs.
  • Development and application of dispersion technologies
  • Analysis of dispersions and coatings
  • Implementation of quality control methods for dispersions and coatings
  • Environmental testing of coatings
  • Use of FTIR, UV-Vis, SEM and EDS
  • Documentation of experimental work
  • Preparation of research reports
  • Providing technical advice to both internal areas of the business (sales/marketing) and external customers/clients.

Development Chemist Requirements

  • It is essential to be MChem/MSci qualified in Chemistry or Material Science from a recognised leading university.
  • Proven experience gained in an R&D laboratory developing paints or specialist coating products.
  • Dynamic and outgoing personality with a strong desire to succeed in a commercial research organisation.
  • Must possess a self-motivated character with the ability to organise/prioritise your own work.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels using various media platforms.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

A full UK driving license is required.

Salary £30k-£35k + Company benefits

Job Ref: 6789