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Head of Laboratory - R&D

West Sussex   •  £40000 - £45000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


We are working with an established organisation who specialise in the development and manufacture of materials use in the construction industry. They are looking to appoint a Head of Laboratory to lead new and existing development projects to drive the businesses product portfolio. As the Head of Laboratory, you will also play a key role in providing technical support to customers on existing products and ensuring all quality aspects are adhered to within the development and manufacturing process.

To be successful you should ideally hold a relevant degree in either chemistry, materials science, physics, or similar discipline. Possess previous technical laboratory experience, ideally within building or construction materials, other industries including, resins, silicones, adhesives, chemicals, or speciality materials would also be considered.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced scientist or chemist to step up and lead a small R&D team.

Head of Laboratory Requirements:

  • Hold a relevant degree in either chemistry, materials science, physics, or similar discipline.
  • Possess previous technical laboratory experience, ideally within building or construction materials, other industries including, resins, silicones, adhesives, chemicals, or speciality materials would also be considered.
  • Sound understanding around the safe use of chemicals, COSHH and SOP's.
  • Knowledge of energy efficient retrofit strategies, and relevant standards, PAS 2035 and PAS 2038 would be desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential as you will need to relay technical information to customers in a positive and supportive way.

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Benefits: Company Performance Bonus - Training and Development opportunities - 23 Days Holiday + Banks (Increasing with extender service) - Company Pension Contribution.
Role: Full Time, Permanent
Location: West Sussex


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7133
  • Posted: 12th November 2021
  • Expires: 10th December 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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