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Synthetic Organic Chemist

Location: Midlands, United Kingdom

c£34-40K +Benefits

Midlands                                                                                                        AB/J3930

A Synthetic Organic chemist is urgently required to work closely with R&D teams to help drive the development of new technology platforms, deliver research & development programs and support the introduction of new prototypes and products to customer. This team offers an opportunity for an experienced organic chemist or polymer chemist to tackle a range of technical challenges offering chances to grow and develop and learn about a key area of the business. As a synthetic organic chemist you will bring skills in synthetic organic chemistry to help drive R&D for New Technologies in line with strategy

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the technical aspect of short & long term new technology development projects, the scope of which will span across areas such as adhesives, Composites, polymers and into completely new business areas.

  • Visit University Departments to contribute towards externally funded research projects (i.e. Masters, PhDs, CDTs etc).

  • Where new chemistry is required/utilised, contribute specialised knowledge, towards risk assessments, safely and diligently carry out the work and work closely with HSE, Engineering and Manufacturing teams to ensure best routes to manufacture.

  • Have a working knowledge of intellectual property and non-disclosures of sensitive information

  • Have a working knowledge of chemical regulations, in particular REACh, and work closely with the regulatory team at all stages of product development

  • Skills and knowledge in synthetic organic chemistry can be applied where particular reactions are needed or where problems arise that are not solvable via the usual routes.

  • Be available to work on more standard polymer chemistry reactions/projects as and when required.

  • Specialist Generalist and contribution towards resin, emulsion or compounding chemistry projects is anticipated.

  • Keep up to date with relevant conferences, patents, publications.

  • Present new research techniques and analytical methods to Group R&D via Teach-Ins or through project reviews.


Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • BSc, MSc, PhD -Organic chemistry, Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or a related subject.

  • Experience with across Adhesives or Composites or Speciality Polymers essential

  • Strong scientific background with extensive experience of working in a laboratory is preferred

  • Strong commitment to HSE and quality values

  • Strong sense of urgency and able to drive work forward to meet targets and timelines

  • Effective multi-tasking, prioritisation and time-management skills

  • Competent user of data analysis packages and word processing software

  • Strong scientific background with extensive experience of working in a laboratory is preferred


Benefits: 25 days annual leave per annum. Employee Assistance Programme. Simply Health - Cash Plan. Private Medical Insurance. Pension - Employer contribution is 2x employee contribution up to 10%. Cycle to Work Scheme. On site leisure facilities. Free parking.

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting AB/J3930 on 0203909 3782 / 07814547440 or apply to alison.basson@hudsonshribman.co.uk

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