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R&D Technologist

St. Helens, Merseyside
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Materials Science, Polymers
Contract Type
Full Time

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Materials scientist/engineer required for role in North Cheshire. Previous experience within advanced materials science will be necessary

R&D Technologist (materials)

St Helens (commutable from Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington and surrounding areas)

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


SRG is working with a leading UK manufacturer specialist rubber and glass material products. Based in the St Helens, they have recently started hiring for a new member of their team due to an internal promotion. 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 graduates are welcome and individuals with previous industry experience would be considered at the upper end of the salary scale.

Benefits: Staff bonus scheme, annual salary reviews, training, voucher rewards scheme, company pension scheme

Role Description
  • Developing and engineering high performance glass and carbon fibre products for use in various commercial industries such as automotive and construction
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers to ensure quality of products
  • Formulating, physically testing and tweaking materials to improve quality
  • Using techniques such as wet chemistry, rheology, and FTIR in the laboratory
  • Adhering to safety standards and Woking safely in a fast-paced lab environment

  • A degree in chemistry, materials science, engineering or a related field (PhD preferred but not essential)
  • Experience in physical property testing of materials (preferably from industry)
  • Ability to travel or relocate to the North Cheshire area
  • Experience within formulation or materials development would be an advantage.
  • 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: Development, research, thermoset, materials science, chemical, manufacturing, formulation, plastics, polymers, carbon fibre

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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