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Senior R&D Chemist - Polymers

Lancashire   •  £28000 - £34000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Title - Senior R&D Chemist - Polymers
Location - Lancashire
Salary - £28,000 - £35,000 (dependant on experience)

My client is a leading manufacturer of quality polymers for a variety of customers ranging from start-up distributors to large multinational organisations. Their polymers can be found in dental and biomedical products, civil & military aircraft, submarine cockpits, paints, lubricants & mobile phones. As part of an ongoing expansion they are now seeking to hire a Senior R&D Chemist to lead product development at their Lancashire site.

This position offers the opportunity to join a successful & expanding family business, with a pathway to a management position in time.

Role / Description

This positon will be responsible for managing R&D projects from concept through to full scale manufacture. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage & lead R&D projects, liaising with senior management to plan future projects.
  • Work on specialist polymer products for key clients, manufacturing samples as required.
  • Keep detailed project notes & records, delivering updates & preparing full analysis for internal or customer review.
  • Supervise the work of another R&D Chemist, ensuring work is planned & organised with clear & focused objectives.


  • Qualified in Chemistry, Polymer science or a related field.
  • A proven history of R&D / Product development relating to polymers.

    • Experience of acrylics is desirable

  • Confident in producing & delivering technical reports both internally & to clients.
  • Highly organised, motivated with the ability to manage projects from concept to completion.

Working hours
08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to Nathan at Nathan.Fairhurst@srgtalent.com . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Nathan on 0161 868 2227.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you please feel free to get in touch or visit https://www.srgtalent.com/jobs to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: R&D, Polymer, acrylics, Lancashire, Development Chemist,

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J36802
  • Updated: 23rd July 2020
  • Expires: 20th August 2020


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