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R&D Chemist / Materials Chemistry (Formulation)
Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
As a chemist with experience in formulation connected to polymers or coatings you will perform formulation and testing work laboratory in the Materials Development of an R&D function of a global team. As formulation chemist you will to work on a mix of short and long term development projects, under the guidance of the Senior Chemist / Chemist with a global company.
Full training given could suit a graduate with some relevant experience.
- To plan, organise and carry out work supporting short and long term development activities within agreed timescales and according to the plan for the department.
- To use experience and formulation knowledge to fully contribute to project planning, to make suggestions for problem solving or to allow development of new ideas for new or existing applications.
- To maintain accurate records and report data according to department processes and procedures, so as to ensure traceability of results and hence meet ISO9000 standards.
- To be able to create reports that can be used outside R&D, when necessary and appropriate.
- To ensure good communication and liaise with other sections of the R&D function (and, when required, be able to communicate and liaise with the commercial teams or directly with customers.
- To liaise with the pilot plant and manufacturing plants and to be able to support a product scale up process, where necessary and appropriate.
This Job Description describes the requirements for all Assistants within the development team, regardless of their specific specialty background.
Qualifications / Experience
- A degree or equivalent qualification in chemistry based subject (Chemistry / Polymer Chemistry / Materials).
- Experience in a laboratory of R&D or testing or formulation of materials.
- Ability to follow and complete specified testing and monitoring procedures accurately.
- Ability to record, monitor and update data clearly, accurately and in a timely manner.
- MS Excel – ability to develop and manipulate data in worksheets including pivot tables, v lookups and other analytical tools.
- Able to communicate clearly and effectively - verbally and in writing - with internal and external contacts at all levels.
- PC proficient, with good Microsoft Office skills. Good team-working and interpersonal skills with evidence of prior effective involvement in cross-functional business teams.
Discretionary Bonus 25 days annual leave per annum. Employee Assistance Programme. Simply Health - Cash Plan. Private Medical Insurance. Pension
To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson ABJ4148 on 0203 909 3782, / 07814547440 or apply to firstname.lastname@example.org