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R&D Laboratory Technician

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£24000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Full Time

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Title: R&D Laboratory Technician

Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 per annum

SRG are working with an exciting recycling technologies company based in the East Midlands. They are looking for a R&D Technician to be a pivotal member of the R&D team and work hand in hand with Research Scientists in the department. The successful candidate will contribute company-wide R&D activity with a focus on materials testing and polymer testing. This is an ideal opportunity a chemistry graduate looking for a career in research and green chemistry.

Benefits: 25 days holidays, flexible working hours (core hours 10am - 4pm), share option scheme, annual bonus, company pension scheme, access to product discounts.

  • Based in our R&D lab, the primary role will be production of cellulose samples using our bespoke lab equipment, and testing them (via GPC, CHN, etc) to ensure they meet customer specifications.
  • Routine preparation and analysis of incoming textile samples following written lab procedures.
  • To collaborate effectively with the R&D team and assist Research Scientists as required.
  • Refine small-scale cellulosic processes in terms of experimentation and characterisation.
  • Work to project deadlines and provide updates via weekly meetings and use of the company project management software.
  • Assist in laboratory upkeep including health and safety, housekeeping, lab consumable management. a

  • Degree in Chemistry or related subject.
  • Industry experience of working in a chemistry laboratory.

  • Practical experience of analytical equipment including: GPC, TGA, DSC, FTIR, GC-MS, ICP-OES.
  • Lab experience of working with polymers.
  • Passionate about working for the textile recycling industry.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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