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Graduate Research Scientist

East Sussex   •  £22000 - £24000 per annum + excellent company benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


A leading manufacturer of innovative coatings is currently recruiting for a Graduate Research Scientist to join its state-of-the-art R&D facility based in Newhaven. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent chemistry/materials science graduate who is keen to apply their skills into an R&D focused role and work alongside leading scientists. The Graduate Research Scientist role will provide a path to developing a successful career relevant to polymer technology.

Joining an established team of chemists and scientists, you will take responsibility across a range of functions involving research & development, synthesis of composites and testing raw materials.

Graduate Research Scientist responsibilities

  • Synthesis of polymers and composite based materials.
  • Formulation optimisation.
  • Research and development of new and existing formulations - functional coatings.
  • Functionalisation of carbon nanotubes by wet chemistry analysis.
  • Safe handling of chemicals and up-dating relevant documentation, including COSHH assessments, risk assessments and SOPs.
  • CVD deposition.

Graduate Research Scientist requirements

  • You must possess a master's degree level qualification in Chemistry or Materials Scientist - MChem/MSci/MSc
  • Have studied and take a keen interest in synthetic chemistry/R&D chemistry.
  • Ideally has completed an internship or post-graduate experience - working within an industrial R&D environment.
  • Dynamic and outgoing personality with a strong desire to success in a commercial research organisation.
  • Must possess a self-motivated character with the ability to organise/prioritise you own work.
  • Ability to communication across all levels.
  • Full UK driving license is required due to location of site.

Salary £22k-£24k + company benefits.

Functional Coatings/Chemistry/R&D/Synthesis/Research/Formulation


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

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 6789
  • Updated: 18th February 2021
  • Expires: 18th March 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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