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R & D Chemist (Ink Chemist)

South East   •  Very attractive  •  Permanent, Full time

This is an opportunity for an experienced ink chemist to join a successful R & D team.

The role involves formulating inks from laboratory scale through to manufacturing and will encompass both direct hands-on activity and close liaison with manufacturing partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and improving existing ink products as well as for developing innovative new ink products.


  • Good degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Materials Science or equivalent discipline. A PhD in the field would be an advantage
  • At least 2 years experience working within an industrial R&D/product development environment
  • Hands-on experience of working safely and efficiently in a laboratory environment, researching, preparing and evaluating non-polar solvent ink formulations based on organic and inorganic pigment dispersions
  • Good knowledge of the colloidal, physical and organic chemistry as used in ink formulations and understanding of fundamental science behind pigment dispersion and stabilisation
  • Proven capabilities in designing and planning experiments, problem solving and developing innovative and creative solutions to technical challenges
  • Good analytical skills, an ability to interpret results and make recommendations
  • good verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward manner and to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels.

Key skills: Bead milling, pigment dispersion, electrostatic inks, liquid toners, Ink formulation, colloidal and dispersion metrology, pilot production, colour Science

All Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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  • Agency: ST Recruitment
  • Posted: 13th October 2017
  • Expires: 10th November 2017
  • Reference: BES014


  • Recruiter: Sam