R&D Chemist

Posted 12 June by Hudson Shribman
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R&D Chemist c£26-35k +Bonus Benefits

South East ABJ7157

A chemistry opportunity with has arisen for a high-level graduate of chemistry with an interest and experience in formulation / organic chemistry. This is a great role for a chemist to tackle a range of technical challenges offering chances to grow and develop and learn about a key area of the business.

As R&D chemist you will provide laboratory and other technical support to the team, collaborating to develop formulations, deliver fundamental understanding and work with the technical team to assist with technical challenges.

You will:

  • Proactively contribute to the high safety standard of the group
  • Design, recommend and execute experimental programmes with guidance from supervisor
  • Co-ordinate and ensure completion of discrete work elements; arrange package and blends, 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

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a wide range of technology areas and new ways of working
  • Work with mixture of chemicals for testing, formulation, and related technology deployment activities.
  • Opportunity to broaden network both inside and outside of the company
  • Scope to grow the role in terms of increasing independence, coaching, communication and collaboration

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • BSc or MSc in Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or a related petroleum subject.
  • Commercial laboratory experience after graduating
  • Technical background - in any of these areas polymers, fuels, chemicals markets but can take from other industries pharma /materials etc.
  • Exposure to multiple laboratory test methods (standard and custom)
  • Excellent theoretical organic chemistry knowledge with a mindset for industrial solutions
  • Experience of sustainable and/or green chemistry in an industrial setting desirable
  • Strong safety focus HSE including a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality risk assessments.
  • Ability to take an objective view of technical problems and address them with creativity and innovation.

They offer an attractive salary (dependent on experience), commensurate with qualifications and experience as well as associated benefits, including Bonus and Pension and Medical Schemes. Social clubs - Wellbeing, Inclusiveness & Diversity, Environmental, Sports. Onsite subsidised restaurant and secure onsite parking

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting ABJ7157

Required skills

  • Formulation
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Blends
  • Synthetic

Reference: 52855635

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