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Chemist / Materials Chemist

Location: Midlands, United Kingdom

28-34k + Benefits + Bonus

Midlands                                                                                                       

ABJ3849

As a chemist or Materials Scientist or Materials Chemist with a background in polymer science you will support new product development / formulation work and provide technical support and advice to colleagues and customers. You will work with a range of functions including pilot plant, manufacturing and business support.

This is a newly created role to support an expanding part of our client’s organisation and will focus on new product development, testing, qualification and selection of materials. It is a role involving close contact with some of our client’s key customers - working to understand their needs and desires and demonstrate how our client’s products deliver against their customers’ criteria.

Job Description:

  • To manage and execute short and long term development activities according to the plan for the Formulated Materials Development department with a focus on pigments.

  • To develop and evaluate new products for new and existing applications, to bring them to market speedily and effectively.

  • To ensure that all assigned work is delivered in a timely manner and all associated requirements, objectives and targets are fully met.

  • To ensure good communication with and appropriate involvement of other R&D functions, i.e. the Polymer Development and Technical Service teams, as well as the commercial teams.       This includes using the R&D job request systems and appropriate reporting in line with the R&D ISO9000 manual.

  • To liaise with plant personnel and provide technical support and assistance to resolve production and quality issues, and participate in or lead global cross-functional technology teams as required.

  • To be responsible for the provision of formulations and aid in the scaling up of new products.


 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry Materials chemistry or materials science Polymer Science.

  • Experience in a polymer based R&D/ manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in pigments, coatings, emulsions or polymers background

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage own workload and work to deadlines.

  • Excellent team working skills and strong communication skills.

  • Able to train and coach more junior colleague as required.

  • Quality conscious and methodical approach to work, with excellent attention to detail.


 

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting ABJ3849 on

on 0203 909 3782 / 07814547440 or apply to alison.basson@hudsonshribman.co.uk

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