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Chemist / Materials Chemist Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
28-34k + Benefits + Bonus
As a chemist or Materials Scientist or Materials Chemist with a background in polymer science you will support new product development / formulation work and provide technical support and advice to colleagues and customers. You will work with a range of functions including pilot plant, manufacturing and business support.
This is a newly created role to support an expanding part of our clients organisation and will focus on new product development, testing, qualification and selection of materials. It is a role involving close contact with some of our clients key customers – working to understand their needs and desires and demonstrate how our clients products deliver against their customers criteria.
To manage and execute short and long term development activities according to the plan for the Formulated Materials Development department with a focus on pigments.
To develop and evaluate new products for new and existing applications, to bring them to market speedily and effectively.
To ensure that all assigned work is delivered in a timely manner and all associated requirements, objectives and targets are fully met.
To ensure good communication with and appropriate involvement of other R&D functions, i.e. the Polymer Development and Technical Service teams, as well as the commercial teams. This includes using the R&D job request systems and appropriate reporting in line with the R&D ISO9000 manual.
To liaise with plant personnel and provide technical support and assistance to resolve production and quality issues, and participate in or lead global cross-functional technology teams as required.
To be responsible for the provision of formulations and aid in the scaling up of new products.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:
A degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry Materials chemistry or materials science Polymer Science.
Experience in a polymer based R&D/ manufacturing environment.
Experience in pigments, coatings, emulsions or polymers background
Ability to effectively and efficiently manage own workload and work to deadlines.
Excellent team working skills and strong communication skills.
Able to train and coach more junior colleague as required.
Quality conscious and methodical approach to work, with excellent attention to detail.
To Apply:Please contactAlison Basson quoting ABJ3849on
on 0203 909 3782 / 07814547440 or apply to [email protected]