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Chemist R&D - synthetic / polymer/ organic chemist

Location: South East, United Kingdom

Chemist R&D - synthetic / polymer/ organic chemist  c£25-38K +Benefits


South East AB/J4013


synthetic / polymer or 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 chemist to tackle a range of technical challenges offering chances to grow and develop and learn about a key area of the business. The role will provide laboratory and other technical support to the team, collaborating to develop and deploy next generation product platforms. As a chemist for a dynamic team you would gain exposure to a wide range of technology areas and new ways of working, opportunities to broaden network both inside and outside of the company.


Key responsibilities




  • Carry out the design and synthesis of novel compounds to meet internal customer needs.

  • Analysis including spectroscopy and chromatograph

  • Oversee the maintenance and operation of certain laboratory equipment

  • Proactively contribute to the high safety standard of the group

  • Keep impeccable records of results in notebook and communicate results to supervisor


What skills will you gain from this role?


The candidate will develop expertise in a range of synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry skills with opportunities to learn more about inorganic and polymeric chemistry




  • Co-ordinate and ensure completion of discrete work elements; schedule analytical and performance tests, collate and analyse data

  • Participate in project / activity teams, present results and conclusions of the work as required

  • Interact with internal and external contacts as required to progress projects

  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure analytical and bench testing are delivered to a high quality standard and against established timelines

  • Provide expert support to Operations, Customers and R&D related to the chemistry, processing and applications of products.

  • To have comprehensive understanding of technologies, products & applications with a view to developing new growth opportunities


Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required:




  • BSc, MSc, MChem Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Science, Strong scientific background with extensive experience of working in a laboratory is essential

  • 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


They offer an attractive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience as well as associated benefits, including Bonus and Pension Scheme.


To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting AB/J4013 on0203909 3782 / 07814547440 or apply to alison.basson@hudsonshribman.co.uk


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