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R & D Director

Cornwall   •  60-70K (neg.)  •  Permanent, Full time

A rare opportunity has arisen for a R & D Director to a join Research and Applications Team, based in the Cornwall area. The role combines of laboratory and office duties and management of day-to-day running of the Paper and Board R&D Team. To ensure outputs are delivered to internal and external customers on time.

Qualification and Experience

  • BSc, PhD in Physical Sciences.
  • Minimum ten years experience, at least five of which involve managerial experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of laboratory-scale and pilot-scale papermaking and paper characterisation.
  • Proven record of New Product Development.
  • Experience with intellectual property, regulatory and corporate Social Responsibility aspects of project work.
  • Knowledge of the markets & customers where the company products are used.


  • Management of the laboratory and pilot- scale technical aspects of the company's Paper and Board area and New Product Development projects.
  • To play an active role in determining the company's strategy and tactics in the paper and board area.
  • To identify training and development needs of employees under direct supervision

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Design, execution, analysis and reporting of lab-scale and pilot-scale papermaking studies as part of both, customer acquisition projects and New Product Development projects.
  • Interfacing with commercial teams, customers and others.
  • Assisting IP lawyers with maintenance and growth of IP portfolio.
  • Developing data in support of regulatory allowances.
  • Jointly developing the company position in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Interpersonal skills

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and a positive attitude
  • Innovative thought processes
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • A professional and friendly manner

Our client offers a competitive salary and an excellent package

To apply for this position, candidates must be living in the UK and eligible to work

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  • Agency: ST Recruitment
  • Contact: Sam
  • Phone: 01737241823
  • Reference: CD20
  • Updated: 16th November 2022
  • Expires: 14th December 2022

ST Recruitment

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