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R&D Chemist

London   •  Shares  •  Permanent, Full time


A rapidly growing, London start-up that has huge exposure in the packaging industry is currently recruiting for an R&D Chemist to join its team. This company has an ambitious mission to 'make packaging disappear' and is responsible for the development of biodegradable materials - applied into packaging to eradicate single-use plastics.

As R&D Chemist, you will take a leadership role in the development of new biodegradable packaging concepts, drive relationships with external partners and able to formulate natural polymers.

R&D Chemist responsibilities

  • Research and lab-based testing of compositions for natural, edible, and biodegradable packaging applications
  • Identifying, researching, and testing new leads to improve packaging properties, robustness, and shelf-life
  • Formulation development for coatings, prototype testing and characterisation
  • Liaising with academic institutions and commercial labs to organise third party testing
  • Working with broader project teams to disseminate results, share knowledge and develop new research concepts

R&D Chemist requirements

  • Master of Science degree in Chemistry / Physical Chemistry / Food Chemistry / Green Chemistry / Materials
  • Experience in product development in the food, natural cosmetic and/or packaging industry
  • Analytical mind-set and out of the box thinking strategy
  • Experience working in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • The ability to self-motivate and work without supervision
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to the varying nature of projects and business needs.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize priorities according to changing requirements
  • Must be a team player with excellent communication skills

In return, there is a huge opportunity to join a disruptive start-up in the packaging industry that is actively leading the way in developing alternative materials to eradicate single-use plastics.

£Competitive + Shares + Pension + State of the art facility


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

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7053
  • Posted: 26th August 2021
  • Expires: 23rd September 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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