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Development Chemist

Nottinghamshire, Retford
£30000.00 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Development Chemist required for role in Nottinghamshire. Previous experience within polymer products and composites will be necessary

Development Chemist (Polymers)

Retford, Nottinghamshire (commutable from Sheffield, Lincoln and surrounding areas)

Salary - £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience)


British Citizenship Required

SRG is working with a leading manufacturer of high spec polymer and composite products. Based in the North Nottinghamshire area, they have recently started hiring for a new member of their team laboratory team. This is a great opportunity for a chemist or engineer with a background in polymers and materials. You will join a growing team in a fast-moving lab environment with a wide range of specialist materials testing equipment. Applications from new PhD graduates are welcome and individuals with previous industry experience would be considered at the upper end of the salary scale.

Benefits: Company pension and life insurance. Annual salary reviews, company bonus and employee benefit scheme. Opportunity for international travel

Role Description
  • Developing and implementing new polymer-based products as well as improving existing products
  • Using specialist knowledge on polymers and nanomaterials to deliver strategic projects
  • Analysis of material properties with specialist mechanical testing techniques
  • Tweaking polymer formulations and troubleshooting
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers
  • Adhering to safety standards and Working safely in a laboratory environment

  • Degree in chemistry, engineering or similar relevant discipline
  • Experience in a chemicals manufacturing or polymer engineering role would be advantageous
  • Experience in materials development
  • Working knowledge of polymers and elastomers
  • Ability to travel or relocate to the Retford on a daily basis
  • Strong Microsoft office skills
  • Full right to work in the UK.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Will on 0161 526 1885. 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.

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.

Keywords: Polymers, polyurethane, thermoset, materials science, chemical, manufacturing, formulation

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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