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Senior Chemist - Polymer Chemistry - Formulation

Posted 19 April by Cranleigh Scientific Easy Apply Ended
Senior Chemist - Polymerisation - Formulation - Chemistry - Perm - Essex - £Comp + Bonus + Pension

A Senior Chemist is required to join one of the world's major suppliers of speciality and emulsion polymers, supporting leadership positions in many market segments, including coatings, construction, textiles, paper and synthetic latex for gloves. The company is active in all major industrial regions of the globe: Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

As the successful candidate you will work in a newly built state of the art technical facility and join a company offering excellent career growth potential where you will work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with the opportunity to make a material difference to the future of the business.

Responsibilities
*Assist with the delivery of technical elements of a key technology platform.
*Plan & execute project work to support the business development group which will include the development of new products.
*Actively support the SHE principles and drive day-to-day lab safety.
*Coordinate technical work associated with multiple projects.
*Provide expert support to operations, customers and other stakeholders related to the chemistry, processing and applications of products.
*Identify business opportunity gaps and build objective business cases for new product development projects.
*Support the development and training of junior laboratory staff.
*Lead and manage direct reports to ensure a high quality day-to-day output.
*Use current understanding/expertise to develop solutions or improvements to existing product portfolio.

Requirements
*Qualified to a relevant technical chemistry degree or PhD, (ideally polymerisation).
*Possess a strong working knowledge in formulation chemistry, completing new product development in an industrial R&D laboratory.
*Customer focused and capable of identifying market needs with the ability to find business relevant technical solutions.
*Technically strong and can manage with multiple tasks effectively.
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

In return the company can provide an excellent opportunity to develop a successful career focused to research & development coupled with a competitive package: £Comp + bonus + pension

Required skills

  • Formulation
  • chemistry
  • NPD
  • polymers
  • polymerisation

Reference: 34948577

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