R&D Chemist

Science Solutions Recruitment
£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Formulation, Plastics, Polymers
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are recruiting on behalf of a growing adhesives and sealants manufacturer for an R&D Chemist to join their site based in Somerset. As an R&D Chemist, you will be responsible for new product development formulations from the laboratory through to commercialisation.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject, and a background working in the development and formulation of adhesives, sealants and elastomers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop new and existing formulations of adhesives, sealants and elastomers utilising various technologies including polyurethane
  • Assist in the research to source new raw materials to make product improvements, and research new technologies relevant to the business
  • Own responsibility for whole project lifecycle from receiving initial customer specification to supervising trials and production
  • Prepare technical documentation including SDSs and TDSs in accordance with procedures and systems

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject
  • 1-3 years' experience in a development laboratory, formulating adhesives/sealants ideal, but other background within polymers is acceptable
  • Experience with common polymer test methods including tensile strength, abrasion and UV stability testing


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

Find Us
01925 377815
Suite C,
Chadwick House,
Birchwood Business Park,
United Kingdom

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