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3D Senior Research Chemist

Posted 8 March by PhotoCentric Ltd Easy Apply Ended

3D Research Chemist

Our company

This is a fabulous opportunity for a senior research chemist to join our R&D research team at Photocentric. We are a Peterborough based manufacturer of photopolymer, reacting polyols and isocyanates to create oligomers. We have a very exciting, rapidly growing business formulating and manufacturing polymers for 3D printing. We offer a broad range of innovative polymers using a wide variety of chemistries. We also manufacture a range of 3D printers that operate on visible light using LCD screens.

The role

  • Optimise our range of UV and visible light curing photopolymers.
  • Test the addition of nano particles and their benefits
  • Design new functional polyurethanes
  • Work with customers to develop specific polymers for individual applications
  • Work with Universities on shared research projects
  • Create new research ideas
  • Write up all technical work performed in reports


  • Degree or PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science or related subject.
  • Extensive experience in an R&D environment within the polymer, adhesive, surface coatings or composite material industries.
  • Innovative mind with proven creative success.
  • Experience of organic chemistry, photopolymerisation, ceramics or metals

What we offer

As a chemist you will have the ability to think. You have freedom to manage your the research in an innovative environment covering many areas of chemicals and material science. We expect you to be curious, creative and to write patents. We have an open research environment and many collaborations with Universities. We have many exciting applications at the cutting edge of technologies that can change the world using 3D printing, you will be fully involved in these projects and the decisions around them.

Photocentric is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

Required skills

  • Chemistry
  • Patents
  • Research
  • 3D
  • Polymer Science

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