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Materials Research Associate

CK Group
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Materials Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CK Group are recruiting for a Research Associate to join a company in the chemical manufacturing industry at their site based in Stoke on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is a leader in global manufacturer of tin oxide based materials. Their expertise lies in developing and manufacturing a range of functional pigments and nanomaterials. They now have an opportunity for an Research Associate to join their inorganic chemistry team and can offer a salary between £25,000-£35,000pa depending on experience.


The Research Associate will be based at the company's site in Stoke, easily commutable from surrounding areas.

Your main duties will be:

  • Creating new ideas for novel advanced materials
  • Synthesizing new materials for various technical applications like window films, inks, conductive coatings, Laser Marking, Dispersions
  • Upscaling laboratory procedures into pilot plant scale
  • Solving technical challenges in new product development
  • Working collaboratively with other team members and customers
  • Providing customer technical support
  • Analysing performance of competitive products in customer applications
  • Demonstrating performance of products in various applications
  • Reporting results in form of technical reports, presentations, data sheets etc.

Your Background:

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:
  • Experimental experience gained in a laboratory - essential
  • BSc, MSc or PhD qualified in Chemistry, Material Science or related discipline with preparative experience, preferably in inorganic chemistry
  • Preferably knowledge in one of the fields: inks, coatings, polymer processing, Laser Marking, Nanodispersions


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 56575 in all correspondence.


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Company info
+44 (0)1246 457700
CK Group
Westwick House
The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
S41 9FG

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