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Research & Development Chemist

CK Group
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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CK Group are recruiting for a Research & Development Chemist to join a chemicals manufacturing company in the construction industry at their site based in Belper, on a full time permanent basis.

The Company:
Our client is a well-established chemicals manufacturing company and they now have a vacancy for an experienced R&D Chemist, who will work with various chemical formulations. The company offers a salary in the region of £30,000-£40,000pa for this role depending on experience, as well as pension and 20 days holiday + bank holidays. This role will combine office, laboratory and factory work. Some travel is required. The atmosphere is relatively fast paced with multiple projects being worked on at the same time. Hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

This role is located in Belper, commutable from Derby and surrounding areas.

R&D Polymer Chemist Role:
Your main duties will be:
-innovating new products and processes and supporting existing products and processes
-optimizing operational costs and installation costs
-quality assurance of raw material specifications
-design and performance requirements of products used in building envelope systems
-research latest technologies using laboratory, pilot-scale, and plant-scale processing equipment to create new products and building assemblies, test methods, formulations, and processing techniques
-effective communication of this knowledge will be demonstrated by teaching others, sharing knowledge, and collaborating with stakeholders

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:
-degree qualified in Chemistry, Polymer Science (or related technical discipline) - essential, Masters or PhD is preferred
-proven industry experience in an R&D Technician, R&D Chemist, Plant Quality Lab Technician or Material Test Operator role in a manufacturing plant, test lab, or R&D facility - essential
-knowledge of silicone, STPE polymers, epoxy, polysulphide, hot melts, or pressure sensitive adhesives, sealants or coatings is a plus
-experience of new product formulation research and development
-operation of analytical, mechanical property and chemical processing equipment
-polymer manufacturing technologies knowledge such as small-, pilot- or plant-scale processing equipment; plant batch- and/or continuous-manufacturing processes
-knowledge of polymer materials and compounds including mechanical and physical testing instruments, high temperature physical property test equipment

Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this Research & Development Chemist position, please contact Victoria Walker on 01246 457702 or email . Please quote reference 52223.


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