Chemist R&D - Synthetic / Organic /Polymer Chemistry - South East

Posted 28 May by Hudson Shribman
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Chemist R&D - synthetic / polymer/ organic chemist - c£23-30K +Benefits

South East AB/J3836

A synthetic / polymer or organic chemist is urgently required to work closely with R&D teams to help drive the development of new technology platforms, deliver research & development programs and support the introduction of new prototypes and products to customer. This team offers an opportunity for an experinced chemist to tackle a range of technical challenges offering chances to grow and develop and learn about a key area of the business. The role will provide laboratory and other technical support to the team, collaborating to develop and deploy next generation product platforms. As a chemist for a dynamic team you would gain exposure to a wide range of technology areas and new ways of working, opportunities to broaden network both inside and outside of the company.

Key responsibilities

  • Carry out the design and synthesis of novel compounds to meet internal customer needs.
  • Analysis including spectroscopy and chromatograph
  • Oversee the maintenance and operation of certain laboratory equipment
  • Proactively contribute to the high safety standard of the group
  • Keep impeccable records of results in notebook and communicate results to supervisor

What skills will you gain from this role?

The candidate will develop expertise in a range of synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry skills with opportunities to learn more about inorganic and polymeric chemistry

  • Co-ordinate and ensure completion of discrete work elements; schedule analytical and performance tests, collate and analyse data
  • Participate in project / activity teams, present results and conclusions of the work as required
  • Interact with internal and external contacts as required to progress projects
  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure analytical and bench testing are delivered to a high quality standard and against established timelines
  • Provide expert support to Operations, Customers and R&D related to the chemistry, processing and applications of products.
  • To have comprehensive understanding of technologies, products & applications with a view to developing new growth opportunities

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • BSc, MSc, MChem Organic Chemistry,Synthetic Chemitrsy or Inorgnic Chemistry Polymer Science, or a related subject.
  • Strong scientific background with extensive experience of working in a laboratory is essential
  • Strong commitment to HSE and quality values
  • Strong sense of urgency and able to drive work forward to meet targets and timelines
  • Effective multi-tasking, prioritisation and time-management skills
  • Competent user of data analysis packages and word processing software
  • Strong scientific background with extensive experience of working in a laboratory is preferred

They offer an attractive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience as well as associated benefits, including Bonus and Pension Scheme.

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting AB/J3836 on

Required skills

  • Formulation
  • Fuel Additives
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Science
  • Synthetic

Reference: 35999134

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