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Research Chemist

CK Group
£27000 - £36000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CK Group are recruiting for a Research Chemist to join a chemical company at their site based in Stevenston, on a permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is a chemical manufacturer that specializes in the manufacture of explosives for commercial and defense industries.

Circa £27,000 - £36,000 per annum DOE.


This role is located in Stevenston, based on the coast just South of Glasgow.

Research Chemist role:

  • To carry out analysis of raw materials, Intermediates and final products to company and customer requirements ensuring that a legible, auditable trail is maintained throughout process.
  • To provide sound technical advice on the properties and characteristics of non-energetic and energetic substances, mixtures, and formulations (including HSE requirements).
  • To Design and Develop synthetic and scale up novel energetic materials through literature research.
  • Develop and validate energetic materials and formulations to meet specific programme safety, and performance requirements.
  • Investigate, introduce and commission new technologies and lab scale equipment
  • Provide validated data on energetic materials and formulations to enable safe and effective introduction of new products (including products transferred from third parties) into manufacturing operations.
  • Develop, plan and carry out specific non- energetic and energetic material development programme.

Your Background:

• Degree in Chemical related discipline.
• Good understanding of synthetic chemistry.
• Manufacture, storage, use and disposal of hazardous substances.
• Laboratory and performance testing of materials and energetic's.
• Understanding of COSHH legislation.


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 103569 in all correspondence.


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

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